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

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Let the Countdown Begin

One more week.

I can't really believe that it is just one week until surgery. It has been over one month since we learned my diagnosis, and gee does that seem like a long time ago.

Today was my pre-op physical. Other than an electrocardiogram, which revealed that I had had a prior heart attack ( which of course I knew) it was not too eventful. They did decide that I need "cardio-clearance" prior to surgery, so I will see a cardiologist next Monday. I guess that is best since the heart attack was just over 3 months ago. Speaking of that, my sister mentioned something the other day that seemed interesting. She said that it seems like now that my heart attack has just been forgotten . In some ways that is true. I am still going to cardiac-rehab, but my focus lately has not really been on my heart. I guess I need to focus on my heart more. I have not been eating very heart healthy lately.

The next few days will be spent getting everything in order prior to surgery. I plan to stay a bit late at school and get some advance plans done for my substitute . The teacher I work with deserves that. I don't want to make this any harder on her than it needs to be.

I also will be getting some things done here at home. My sister is planning on coming this Saturday to help me polish the house a bit and get some things in order. I have bills to pay and all of those other "fun" essentials that we do when we know we will not be at our best for a while.

Mentally I think I am ready. As I have said, God has been working very hard in that department. He has put songs and scriptures in my mind and has put so many people with their encouragement in my path. Last night was another sleepless night, so I have not completely won that battle, but I am working on it. I fear that as the day gets closer I will have a few more nights like that. Pray for me please.

One more week.


3 boys and a girl said...

Slap on your headphones and let your iPod fill your head. You may not sleep, but it will be harder for you to think bad thoughts. I am praying for you, Anita. You have a long week ahead of you. It will probably fly by and crawl by, all at the same time.

Anonymous said...

I have just spent an hour that I should have been working, reading your blog!! Thank you for all the things that you are and the way God shows in your life! I was shocked to hear about your heart attack and cancer. I hope you received my card. You are in my prayers, on the prayer list at Hazel Dell and our small group. Tell Steve I said Hi and Duane and I will say a special prayer for you next Wed. I know God will take care of you and heal you soon. I loved reading your blog and will continue.
In His Love
Penny (Hicks) Snyder