Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Afflicted...


As I am sure you are probably aware, I was hospitalized for 15 days and wasn't able to write and post entries here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

Now that I'm home, I am trying to catch up by writing and posting my usual daily entry, in addition to an entry from daily happenings at the hospital.  Here is a LINK to an entry I wrote that is now dated May 12th.  It's entitled, May 11th Shocking News!

So, now you know it. 

My daughter P's concern and suggestion about the possibility of me having picked up a staph infection in the operating room of the hospital, proved correct.  The test confirmed that I have MRSA, a staph infection.

I praise God it is contained to the wound area and is not on my skin or airbourne.  It was explained to me that because these issues do not pertain to me, I am not considered 'contagious'.

Even so, my nurse was shocked to hear me tell her this the other day, when my at home nursing care began, once again.  Apparently, this was not part of my file information, that should have been there.  After all, anyone treating me needs to be aware of the situation.

As for me, well I feel like I am still in shock. 

Reality is setting in.  And, I'm trying to keep my focus on healing.

I'm trusting my Lord, Jesus Christ to heal me, completely... from the top of my head, to the tip of my toes and everywhere in between.  Especially, from this MRSA that has been affecting me by not just making me ill, but by preventing healing from my surgeries that happened in September and December 2012.

In the entry I wrote and posted for May 12th, I felt the way I did when I wrote this entry.  After all, I wrote them the same day and reflected on how I felt.  So, I am using the same Bible verse once again. 

As I mentioned in the other entry, several Bible verses came to mind.  But, I reflected greatly on Psalm 34:19, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all."

Yes, it's true.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again, because God confirms it with this verse, that those who belong to Him, those who are saved, those who truly trust in Him, usually suffer many afflictions.  But, the good news is, as He told us, the Lord delivers us... out of them all.

Hallelujah!  I praise God.  Thank You, Jesus.  I'm trusting in You.


Until next time...

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