Something to hold on to...

"Today I am one day nearer home than ever before. One day nearer the dawning when the fog will lift, mysteries clear, and all question marks straighten up into exclamation points!
 I shall see the King!"     Vance Havner

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Corporate Worship

Awww, it was good to be at church today. I love joining with the body of Christ and praising God together. I love the support that comes from people who share my faith and know my heart. I only missed one week, but I missed it in a terrible way. It was so good to be at church today and praise the God who has held me these last few weeks and who has been my strength.

To see everyone at church and to receive so much love was the best medicine ever.

I slept much better last night. Husband decided to re-configure the pillows to create an incline so that my head and upper body would be elevated and my back would still have support. He did an excellent job with his arrangement. I purposely did not make the bed this morning because I do not want to change the position of any of the 6 pillows that he propped up. I only was up once due to a strange coughing spell in the middle of the night, but returned to the bed and slept well the rest of the night. I felt so well this morning that there was no question about me going to church.

There was one hurdle though that was easily met. When I was discharged this time my neck was wrapped in a thick dressing that was to stay in place for 48 hours. I wondered about my hair. I have shoulder length hair that seriously needs washed at least every other day. Much past that and it is not a pretty sight. The nurse at the hospital knew of my concerns and sent me home with an amazing product. If any of you ever have the need for your self or for anyone you are caring for, I would highly recommend these Ready Bath Shampoo Caps. They are a thick shower cap that once you put over your hair and start massaging will release a wet shampoo/conditioner that does not need rinsed out. Amazing. When you take it off your hair is wet and just needs combed and styled. Truly a wonderful product. I remember back in the day when the only option was a product you sprayed on your hair, which was much like baby powder in an aerosol can. All it really did was absorb some of the excess oil, but it did nothing to really make your hair or scalp feel clean. I am quite impressed with this new technology!

I still have some swelling and I know that is to be expected. I still have considerable pain, and some decent drugs. I have weird tingling and numbness that I will have to get used to for a while, but each day is better now than the day before and life is good.


FarmWife said...

I'm so glad the shampoo cap worked for you. They gave me one after B.B. was born & I couldn't get out of bed. It didn't help me at all. Maybe my hair was just too far gone already...

I'm thrilled that you got to go to church today & am looking forward to seeing you next Sunday!!

Penny said...

I was worried about you since you had not put anything on the blog last week after the dog! I am so glad you made it through all that and that you are all better! Take good care and I am so glad to hear that all the cancer is gone now.