Sunday, June 9, 2013

His Grace is Sufficient! (+ a link to: Perfect Weakness...)

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, you'll know that I've not been well.  However, I've been home a couple of weeks now, after spending 15 days in hospital.

You're probably aware that in addition to writing and posting a daily entry, I have been writing an entry for the time when I was in hospital and not able to do so.  This way, you are better able to understand what transpired while I was hospitalized.

Here is a LINK to an entry I wrote and posted today, dated May 23nd entitled:  Perfect Weakness...

Since I've been home, I've had daily nursing care.  For this, I am grateful.

Not only did my nurse clean and maintain my PICC line and tubing on a daily basis, she also changed the bag of antibiotics that I carry around with me, at all times.  In addition, she cleaned and redressed my two (2) gut wounds.

Hmmm... some of you may not realize that I had two (2) wounds in my abdomen.  But, I did.

One was from the drainage tube that was removed last Tuesday, by my surgeon, at his office, not because it wasn't needed anymore, but rather, because it wasn't working.

The other, was from where I had been cut open, twice.  Both times, while in my private room #810, at the hospital.  In case you haven't read about this being done, here is a LINK to read about it.

Now that I'm home and no longer have the drainage tube, my wound care has changed somewhat.  Instead of having the wounds cleaned and redressed daily, it's being done every second (2nd) day.

Since I cannot easily see my wounds, since they are normally covered up, I trust my nurse to tell me how I'm doing.

She's made it clear that where I had the opening done by the surgeon/doctor, it's just about healed.

As for where the tubing had been coming out of my gut, apparently that area looks like it is scabbing over.

On the surface, that sounds good.  And, I pray it is.

You see, yesterday I had a fair amount of pain in my gut.  More than normal.

When my nurse cleaned and redressed me there, she told me it looked great.  Hopefully, it is doing well.  Only time will tell.

As I've said many times over, I am trusting my Lord... for everything in my life.  Including complete healing.

And, I'm relying on the fact that God's grace is sufficient for me.

Just as He told us, in 2 Corinthians 12:9, "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

I realize that I am not a perfect person.  I have my moments where I feel weak and traumatized, with this pain and suffering.

But, rather than fall apart completely, both emotionally and spiritually, I have elected to trust in my Lord, Jesus Christ.  And, will continue to do so.

After all, as I said earlier, His grace is sufficient for me.

Until next time...

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