Saturday, May 25, 2013

It's all in your perspective. Your point of view. Here I sit recovering from surgery and thinking "Wow! That was a speedy recovery." A week ago on May 16 I had laproscopic gall bladder surgery in Charlotte. I was given a drug that gave me temporary amnesia! Well that is what the surgeon told me. I do not remember anything after they wheeled me into the operating room--actually don't remember being wheeled in, just out of the prep room. Four hours later I was home--to my host family's basement guest room. I have 4 tiny incisions and guess what? No sutures.

The surgeon used a type of super glue--expensive super glue but the incisions were protected and the glue has now pealed off! I haven't felt this good in well--I don't know how long. I had my first cup of really good coffee this morning! No it wasn't Starbucks but it wasn't Folgers either.

I have also been able to get an appointment with an orthopedist about my foot that has been bothering me for 2 years. He says it's an inflamed tendon and I now have an air cast. You inflate it to give you support to your arch. It comes with a little thingamajig to inflate it.

If I had known it would be this easy to get the surgery done I could have come home a long time ago,but then I would not have had the joy of reconnecting with friends and being taken care of by others! I'm used to being on the care giving end of things so this was a new experience for me--to ask for help, and to receive it with grace. I love how the Body of Christ has responded to my need and how everyone has been praying for me.


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