Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Good Comfort...

It's been a while since I updated about my health situation, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  So, today will be the day.

Last Thursday, my daughter P and her boyfriend K, picked me up and drove me to London, Ontario.

While I went inside the hospital to see my surgeon, they went and did some shopping.  This was very different from normal, but it was okay.  Usually, P has been with me for almost all my medical appointments. 

Still, things went well.

One of my surgeon's crew members came to see me first.  As I've mentioned in the past, my surgeon is not just a surgeon, he's also a professor, who teaches surgery.  So, the woman who saw me, I can only presume was a physician still in training.

After I laid on the examination table, she examined me and let me know that things looked good.  I praised God for this!

Then, my surgeon arrived.  He said the same thing. 

He continued to speak with me, while his crew member removed the outside stitches.  :(

Boy, oh boy!  Did it hurt!

The crew member apologized, explaining to me that some of my skin had been healing up over the stitches.  I told her she didn't need to apologize; I realized that was the case.  Still, it was nice to hear that she had caring feelings.

My surgeon asked me if I was doing walking.  I responded that I was.

Then, I asked him a few questions.

Like, how long did he think I might be having this extreme pain?  He told me, probably 5 - 6 more weeks.

Sigh...

Then, I asked how long it would be before I would be able to drive, again.  My surgeon asked if I can sit up. 

I let him know I could sit up, but only for a few minutes at a time.  Even at the computer and/or a table.  Then, my lower abdomen feels like it's being torn apart, and I must recline to ease off the pressure.  Sometimes, I would even have to take something for pain, and go lay down for a while.

He told me that once I'm able to sit up without pain, for an extended amount of time... sort of like how long it would take me to drive somewhere, then I would be able to drive.

Sigh...

My last question was about when I'd be able to go back to exercising in a pool.  I let him know that I was feeling very weak, in comparison to how I felt 20 months ago, prior to beginning all these health problems and surgeries/operations.

He told me, probably in June.

During our conversation, he reminded me that the surgery/operation I had was not of a normal nature.  He explained that due to it being severe, traumatic surgery, it would take longer for me to heal.  And, reminded me once again that my incision was looking good. 

Sigh...

Thinking about my pain and how I have been suffering, didn't make me feel good.  Especially, knowing that I will be suffering for a while longer.

However, thinking about my extended suffering, made me think about the woman who had the issue of blood, who reached out and touched Jesus garment.  After He was touched, Jesus felt power go out of Him.  It was then that they had a short conversation. 

He responded to her, as we read in Matthew 9:22, "But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour."

Just as the woman with the issue of blood's faith made her whole, my faith is also making me whole.

I am trusting in my Lord, Jesus Christ, for everything in my life.  Including my physical healing.  And, for Him to control my pain.

And, I'm praising Him for the love He has for me.

Not only like the love He showed the woman who touched Him.  But also, the love that He had for you, for me, and for all who would believe upon Him.

After all, just as we celebrated this past weekend, He fulfilled God's plan of redemption for us.  So that we could have a way of spending eternity with Him, in Heaven.

For this, I'll never stop praising Him.  And, will never stop praying for you.

Hopefully, you and your family members are saved.  Hopefully, you all are trusting in Jesus Christ, for this is how a person becomes saved, or born again, as you would read in the book of John.

Knowing that not everyone I know is saved, I will continue praying.  Always.

After all, I want to see you, in Heaven.  And, all others I care for and love.


Until next time...

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