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

Friday, September 12, 2008

From the Hospital

Hello faithful readers!

Thanks to oldest son, I am blogging from my hospital room. His laptop is making this possible.
Wow. God is indeed good. I will not give all of the details, but surgery went very well. Things looked good to the surgeon's eye, but everything will be tested and we will know more in about a week. I am feeling pretty well. I have a somewhat stiff neck and really strange numbness around my jaw line and ears. I guess it will take a while for the feeling to return. Today the doctor removed the big bandage, and although we expected to see a rather large scar, it still was a bit depressing to actually see it. I know though that it will get better day by day.

I am staying in the hospital one more day. I have surgical drains that are not a pretty sight, and hopefully they can come out tomorrow, if not, I will come home with them. You might put that on your prayer list right now. All of you prayer warriors were quite successful in your petitions to God that He would prevent me from getting sick after surgery, so I know what can result from your prayers.

I continue to be so blessed by friends and family. My husband has been so gentle and amazing, and has helped me pass the time. Others have come by just when we need them. The nursing staff is wonderful, and I could get used to people waiting on me hand and foot.

As far as side effects, I seem to have a deeper, voice than before, we will see how long that lasts, and the numbness I mentioned is strange. Other than that I think things have gone very well.

I guess there are a few funny stories to tell, but others could tell them better than I. I guess I asked if I could pray right before surgery, although I do not remember that at all. I guess I even did a decent job of praying while I was "under the influence" of some mighty fine sedatives. I don't remember any of that, but it makes me happy to think that God gave me such a peace that I would offer up a prayer at that moment.

So many of you had a big hand in the peace that I have felt. You have been God with "skin on" these past few weeks and have shown how we are to live and love on this earth. I will always be grateful.


Anonymous said...

I did not expect to hear from you in a while, but feel blessed to hear from you now and take that as a good sign..

Please continue to rest, and follow orders from the Dr.'s..

Continuing to say prayers!!

Penny said...

What a wonderful God we have!!! I'm so glad you got along so well and didnt get sick. I hope you do better as each day goes by and I know you will have lots of people wanting to take care of you! take care! I have posted your prayer request on HDCC requests too!

Inkling said...

Aunt Anita, if your voice stays that way, maybe you could start a radio program in your dining room during the evening hours. You know, like Delilah. I can even sing the jingle for you...."Aunt A-nit-aaaa". Katie could be your mascot and handle your fan mail. Just a thought. =)

It was good to hear from you on this blog, and was a fun surprise to find while I'm procrastinating the whole packing thing. But now I better get back to work. See you in a couple of weeks!

FarmWife said...

It was good to hear your (slightly raspy) voice last night. I'm so glad you're doing well & am praying the tests all come back clean!

See you in a few weeks!