Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Last Tube Removed!

As I've discussed here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), there are days that are very special to me.  One such day was Saturday, April 12th.  Just a few days ago.

My gut had been hurting big time, for quite a while.  I believed it was partly due to the last of four (4) drainage tubes that had not yet been removed from my body.

Day after day, my pain seemed to increase from the tubing.  And, drainage fluid still measured 200 cc's. 

Sigh...  This meant that the tubing could not be removed, yet.

Then, on Thursday, April 10th, my staples were removed.  I praised God for this. 

After all, I do have an allergy to some metals.  And, even though I hadn't broken out in rashes, I was experiencing much itching all over my torso.

I told my nurse that I thought the staples metal may have been contributing to fluid build up inside me.  She didn't think so. 

When I was young, I had my ears pierced.  Even when I wore earrings made with medical metal, my ears swelled up, and fluid ran down my neck from my ears.

I believe I was right. 

You see, after the staples were removed, the amount of fluid draining was greatly reduced.  Then, last Saturday, the amount was so low, that my nurse was finally able to remove the drain that measured about two (2) feet, inside me!

For this, I praised God!  Over and over!

Being thankful reminded me of Psalm 100:4, "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name."

As my nurse was leaving, I did the walking up my hallway, the way she had told me to do.  Every step I took, I praised God, both silently, and aloud.

When I returned into my apartment, I actually raised my voice thanking Him.  I praised Him and blessed His Holy name, over and over, and over again.

This was not just another step towards healing.  It was also relief from pain.

Thank You, Lord!  Hallelujah!

Until next time...

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