Thursday, January 10, 2013

Shall Be...

Yesterday, in Life with Lynnie (LwL), I wrote about how I began leaking fluid, Sunday evening.

As I mentioned, it was not dripping.  Nor was it gushing.  Rather, it was a constant flow. 

Not from where the hole is located; where my drainage hose had been removed from.  Instead, it was flowing through my incision.

On Monday, I attended my medical appointment with my surgeon/doctor.

He cleaned my incision and redressed it.  I mentioned that I wondered if it was good that the fluid was leaking out, and not creating a pocket of fluid that needed to be surgically dealt with, once again.

My surgeon/doctor let me know that it is probably better that the fluid is escaping my body, but it shouldn't really be happening through my incision.  He told me that he wasn't ruling out more surgery for me.  But, for now, I needed to have daily nursing care, once again.

Be still my heart! 

Sigh...  Just the thought of having to have more surgery made me feel sick.

I commented that I was concerned about my incision draining, for another reason.  Did this mean that I am open from the exterior of my incision, into the interior of my body?  What about contamination, bacteria, or infection?  Was I open to this?

His response was that I needed to once again take antibiotics, so he prescribed them for me, again.

Because my pain level was high, I talked with him about me taking 800 mg of Ibuprofen every six (6) hours.  Oooohhh, he wasn't happy about this!

I was told that was okay for a short time, but not for an extended period of time.  Apparently, taking too much can cause kidney damage.

So, he prescribed me a form of morphine.  Which is what I normally use for pain, while in hospital.

Of course, I prayed for healing and for our Lord to take away my pain.  Not being sure of what else to pray for, I prayed that the Holy Spirit would intercede for me.

Thinking about my pain and healing that is needed, I thought of Jeremiah 17:14, "Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise."

After all, He has already saved me, from an eternity in hell.  He's already saved me, so that I will spend eternity in heaven with Him. 

And, knowing that nothing is impossible for Him, I simply stopped thinking about my need, and trusted Him.  For healing.

Again, I thank you for continued prayer.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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