Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ER Sat. Sept. 15/12...

Thank you for patiently waiting to hear from me, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  As you are probably aware, I have not been well. 

As I mentioned previously, for a few days prior to Saturday, September 15th, I hadn't felt well. 

New medications had been upsetting my sensitive stomach, causing me pain, vomiting and retching.  Each episode placed tremendous pressure on a previously repaired hernia that needed to be repaired, again.

Between those physically difficult times, I had times where I had some pain relief.  At those times, I thought I was improving.

But, after being physically sick on both Thursday and Friday, and with no relief, even leading into Saturday, I knew I needed help.

As I mentioned previously, my daughter P picked me up and drove me to the hospital I wished to attend. 

While speaking with the triage nurse, she asked me to not leave the chair.  We discussed the fact that I felt like my gut was going to burst open.  The pain was tremendous.

To my surprise, I didn't even have to wait in the waiting room area.  A bed was found for me, immediately.

Once in the hospital emergency room (ER), a nurse set me up intravenously set me up and medication was administered to help get my pain under control. 

The ER physician explained what he thought was wrong with me.  Tests were done.  It was confirmed.

I needed emergency surgery for a football-sized incarcerated hernia.

Before I say anything more, I must thank both my daughter P for taking me to hospital and my daughter B for joining us, there.  I am truly grateful for the love and support my daughters showed me.  My daughters, if you read this entry, I want you to know that I love you both, more than my own life.

This reminds me of Philippians 2:1-3, "If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."

Esteeming others... and putting their needs first.  Wow!  If you only knew how much my daughters did for me, you'd understand that I am lovingly grateful that they placed their lives and needs on hold that fateful day.

Thank you, Lord... for the love you have shown me, and the love you give each of us, your children.  May any that we know and love, who may not yet be saved, come to a saving relationship through Jesus Christ, quickly.  We pray this in Jesus' name... Amen.

I'm sure you realize there is more to be said, but it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Until next time...

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