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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"Surgery Post-Op Report"

Flowers that brightened up my room. Note the caption on the cup of flowers I received today- "Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."

I was able to sleep last night with no pain meds from 11:30pm to 6:45am. Once the pain meds kicked in today, I have had constant nausea and have thrown up twice. My stomach is very bloated and I have an incision from my lower abdomen almost up to my sternum. Needless to say, it hurts really bad when I get sick. I know this is short term and I should be feeling better soon. It felt good to shower today. Not sure when I will get to go home because the IV is all I have for nutrition. My mouth is extremely dry and I tried crackers, but they stick to my teeth.
Psalms 40:1-4 "I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust."

I know the pain I'm in will be short term and while I wait I pray my eyes stay on Jesus and not the things that don't matter in this life. I've been able to walk the around the 5th floor several times today.

Tony has been with me day and night and I'm so blessed to have him.


  1. I found your blog through Kelly's. I live in NC and my mom had stage 4 lymphoma 5 years ago, she is in remission still, praise Him! Cancer is hard on your whole family. Praise the Lord He is so much bigger than cancer! Been praying for you, and will continue to do so.
    I hope your husband knows the witness he is in this journey with you. I know most of the focus is, and should be, on you fighting it. However, to see a man stand by you truly for better or worse is a sight of Jesus on earth. There are so many that would be there when it was convenient, or some that would hit the road. Your husband is clearly as solid a Christ-filled husband as it gets as he stands by you through every step of this journey, for better or worse. There are many women reading your blog that wish they had that kind of husband, and men that may be reading it, seeing the kind of husband they should be. Those of us with such great men of God should really be doubly thankful for that blessing! I just wanted to encourage Tony as he goes through this joureny as well. Thank you for being such a great witness as you love your wife as Jesus loved the church!

  2. I'm glad Tony stayed with you :)
    Phil stayed with me the whole time after my surgery and it was wonderful. I had great nurses as I'm sure you did as well, but our husband's are better.