But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as Eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Friday, July 29, 2011


Isn't this so pretty?  I received this in the hospital before I went into surgery......I sure wasn't expecting any gifts and actually received 4 surprises!  They all brightened my day and meant so much to me!

This teapot planter was sent to me from my neice in SC and her family.  I know you read my blog, Susan, so I wanted to show you how beautiful it is!  I had a couple of sisters who have their eyes on that cute little teapot.....I'll have to keep my eye on them..LOL!  I'll let you guess which ones!  :=)  Thank you so much Susan and know that they mean a lot to me.

Well this is my 3rd day from surgery....not 3 full days since I had my surgery so late.  I've actually been home for only a day and a half.  I'm still at Sheila's house, but plan to go home tonight.  I'm at the point now that I feel I can take care of myself.  Plus, Sheila went and had surgery herself today!   She's wanted to have her ovaries removed ever since she was treated for breast cancer last year and she found out that breasts and ovaries can go "hand in hand" when it comes to cancer.  She's still not home from the hospital....taking longer than I expected, so I hope everything is going ok for her.  Please remember Sheila in yout prayers too.
Update:  Sheila is doing ok, but they went ahead and kept her at the hospital overnight.  It just took a little longer than they expected, but all is well.  Praise God!
My pain is very minimal......I'd say it's because of the pain pump!  I don't really have any pain across the breast area where the expanders were put in.  It's basically just numb.  But the pain pump is running dry and that means I'll probably be removing it tonight.  Yep, I remove it myself once it's empty!  I will vouch that it's been wonderful!  Once it comes out, I may have a bit more pain, but the worse pain is in the first few days.

My worse pain is under my left arm.  I also have discomfort under my right arm, but it's tolerable.  But. when my pain pills begin to wear off, a burning, stinging pain shoots up in my armpit area and it's excruciating until I can rearrange my arm.  So, I'm trying NOT to move that arm.  I did notice the pain seemed less this afternoonl.....right after I had asked my facebook friends for prayer.  Ahhhh, the power of prayer!  If you feel lead, will you also pray for this pain to lessen and subside?  Thanks so much!

I really can't complain about the amount of pain I have.  I have no pain just sitting or lying,  I haven't had a bit of trouble sleeping!  So, considering what I have had done, I think I'm doing really well!  The drains aren't even as bad as I expected them to be.  That being said, it will be great when I get them out and not have stuff hanging out of me.  LOL!  I go to Dr. Jackson already Tuesday and he will determine if they're ready to come out.

I've been sleeping a lot, but I don't think that's unusual at all, especially considering the meds I'm on.  I just allow myself the sleep and figure it's good for my healing.

God has been working with me on my emotional healing too and so much is happening in that area.  Forgiveness is getting easier and I just feel so much better emotionally.  God has been so good to me.  I know He will give me emotional healing too and the strength to forgive others.  He will set me free from this pain!  Already is!

As I was typing this, I had a "visitor" from Aisin (where Larry works).  They had taken up a collection to help us with the financial obligations facing us.  I have to say we do have really good insurance, but even then there is the deductible and out of pocket expenses that can add up.  Plus medicines and gas to go to the doctors, which are all an hour away.  Teresa delivered this collection to us tonight and I just don't know how to express our gratitude except to say "thank you", which seems so little.  It really means a lot that people care enough to do this for us.  I will never forget this and promise to "pay it forward" in the future.  Larry isn't home yet, so he has no idea of this "gift" and I know he'll be deeply touched too.  So, if you are an Aisin employee, I just want to say thank you sooo much!  Words don't seem like enough.....if you were here I'd give you all a GREAT BIG HUG!  :=)

So, until next time.......realize the goodness in people and praise God for His faithfulness.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to hear the surgery went well! I'm keeping you in my prayers. Hugs