Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Forget Not...

Hopefully, you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while.  If not, you need to know that I am having nursing care daily.

Ever since my body began draining fluid through the small hole, my wound has been cleaned and redressed, daily.  A while ago, that small hole opened up into a wound much larger.

Then, my nurses began deeply packing the wound.

When they began doing this, I asked if it would block the drainage from happening.  After all, I did not want to have surgery again, especially after having my second (2nd) surgery over the last few months, to remove a pocket of fluid, that turned out to be inflammation.

I was told it would promote healing and not block fluid from exiting my body.

The trouble was, that the flow seemed to slow down.  As it did, I began to feel swollen on the right side of my once again open incision. 

And, I began having pain, again.  Worse pain.

Stabbing-like pain, that spread to my right hip area.  Of course, any coughing or sneezing made me feel like I would die from the knife-like pain.

The other day, I asked my nurse to pack the wound a little lighter, since the packing was even causing me pain.  She agreed to do this.

Yes, my body is still draining fluid. 

My nurse said she couldn't really see any swelling.  At least, until yesterday.

She told me that she could visually see the swollen area, without the need to touch and feel it.  Sigh...

We discussed the fact that I would be having a CT scan done.  And, the idea arose once again, that possibly a sponge or something may have been left behind, inside me, during the first (1st) surgery I had done in September 2012. 

Please know that no one was saying this is fact.  Only a possibility. 

The fact is, no one but God knows what is ailing me, and preventing my healing.  He knows.  He's ordained this whole situation, even if He didn't cause it.  And, He is using it for good, somehow in my life.

And, I trust Him.  For healing.  For everything.

Psalm 103:2-3, "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;"

Yes, I am trusting my Lord, for complete, total, restorative healing.  And, I will do my best to bless Him, in every way I can.

After all, He's the only person who can do this for me.  He's the only one in control of this situation and indeed, every situation in my life.  And, yours.

My prayer for you, is that you also will trust Him for everything in your life.  And, be grateful for the blessings He's given you.  After all, He did tell us to forget not all His benefits!

Until next time...

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