Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Today, Is The Day...

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, you'll be aware that last Thursday I received a call from my London, Ontario (ON) surgeon's office.  A date for my surgery was determined to be today, Wednesday, March 26th.

On Monday, my daughter P drove me to London, ON for my pre-op check up, just as you read about, previously.  Then, yesterday, P picked me up and helped me complete a few tasks I needed to have done, including taking me to my chiropractor's office, once again. 

I praise God for P, and for all she has done for me.  Thank you, P.  May God bless you.

P will be picking me up about 4:00 a.m., so she can once again drive me to the hospital in London, ON.  I'm not sure what time I will actually go into the operating room, but I must check in at 7:30 a.m.

What will happen in the operating room, I do not know.

I have been praying that God will give wisdom and guidance to my surgeon.  With his hands being guided by our Lord, I believe he will do a wonderful job removing all the mesh inside me, and do his best to reconstruct me. 

I'm praying that this will not only be what happens, but that the reconstruction will be enough to prevent me from becoming a big hernia from my rib cage to my pelvis.  And, I'm praying that this will be the final surgery I will ever require.

Of course, in the past, I was made aware of the fact that this is a very dangerous surgery.  One that not everyone lives through.

So, I've prepared myself in case my life ends, today.

Please don't misunderstand what I am saying.  I am not hoping and praying for me to die.

Although, if my life did end, I would be able be with my Lord.  Plus, I'd get to see my now deceased husband, Gordon. 

He's been on my mind a lot, lately.  March 29th would have been our wedding anniversary.

But, I know that no matter what happens, God is in control.  And, He will be glorified.

Just as we are told, in Philippians 1:20-21, "According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

So, if I don't make it out of the operating room alive, at least I know where I'll be going.  And, with whom I will spend eternity.

No matter what the outcome is, I know that my Lord will be magnified in my body.  Either by extending my life, or through my death.

After all, just as today's Bible verse tells us, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

I thank God for providing me peace.  Peace, that goes beyond all understanding.  Peace, that can only come from Him.

This LwL entry will be the last one I will be able to post.  At least for a while.  Hopefully, not forever.  I'm sure the London, ON hospital rules are similar to Windsor's rules, which do not allow me to use their internet system to write/post entries for a blog.

Just know that even though you won't hear from me, you're in my thoughts and prayers.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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