In the recovery mode now, and grateful for your prayers

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I will start with the update so those following this website can know what is going on in the healing process after surgery. Then I will give my reflections.

First of all, this is just the beginning of the recovery process. Of course, I hope the process goes quickly so I can go move on to better health and less pain. This is where I am, at the beginning of the process. It is not easy, but I am getting lots of good advice in how to manage the pain. It is uncomfortable getting up from anything – a chair, the bed, the car. This is the hard part right now. I have been given some good advice, and I need the Lord’s help to follow it and to remember it. Your prayers will help as well. They have gotten me this far.

I had surgery yesterday, Oct. 22. I checked in at 5:30 a.m., taken to a room where I met with the doctor, the anesthesiologist, and a nurse. I got into the world-famous hospital gown and waited for the next step, which was a nurse finding a good vein for the port for all they were going to put in me – I.V, fluid, knock out drugs, and who knows what else. The actual surgery time was 8:00. When I came out, I was loopy, as could be expected. I learned that I had been admitted, which was not what I had planned or hoped for, but it ended up being the best thing for me. (Special note: Karen was there every step of the way. She came home to grab her some breakfast for today and brought me a snack. That was nice. She was determined to spend the night with me, for which I am very grateful! She is a trooper and a great helpmate and lifelong friend. Wow! We got home at 11;30 this morning. It was so good to be home!

In all of this, I am learning to lean on the Lord, step by step, and to trust that He really is in charge. I am so glad, and I have many more lessons and adventures in faith to come. The prayer support for this process of surgery and recovery has been absolutely overwhelming! I am so blessed.

Well, got to go take care of my body. Lord, give me wisdom and relief and healing. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 


  1. Prayers for a quick, uneventful recovery. I’m glad to hear that you are going to follow all the advice. They have reasons and experience. Great job, Karen. I knew she would take the best care of you, just like you would for her.So good to know you’re home. Now you can rest up. I’m thanking God for both of you this night. May Be continue to bless you with His healing presence.

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