Thursday, July 3, 2014

I Have Faith... Please Pray!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I discussed how important the month of June was.  At least in one (1) way.

Today, I'll update you on my health situation.  And, on what happened on June 23rd.

Just to remind you, my daughter B had driven me to London, Ontario previously, on June 9th.  That was the date when I thought the drainage tube system might be removed at the hospital; but, it wasn't. 

At that time, the nurses in the radiology department, where my testing was done, let me know that my nurse needed to use something to help my skin.  My skin was irritated.

My nurse was on vacation, so I told my replacement nurse about needing to use something for my skin irritation.  She didn't.  So, after a while, I mentioned it, again.

You need to know that even though I had pain in the area of the bandaging, I didn't realize it was mainly due to the skin problem.  I thought much of the pain I was experiencing had to do with the drainage tube system that exited my lower abdomen.

Finally, the replacement nurse used something to help my skin irritation.  But, only for a couple of days.

When B dropped me off to be retested, on June 23rd, I stopped and used the washroom on my way to where I was headed.  I was shocked that there seemed to be some fluid on my gut and on my underwear leaning against the area where my bandaging was.

I had no idea what this was, and wondered if I had just been sweating.

Lying on the table, preparing to be retested, the doctor and nurses were with me.  A nurse removed my bandaging.

Everyone there was shocked, and commented aloud.  I asked what was wrong.

I was told that underneath my bandaging, was massive blisters.  Some that were breaking, having fluid pouring out.

Sigh...

I was upset.  Especially, since my replacement nurse at home, who had cleaned the area and re-bandaged it even that morning, never told me there was a problem.

The only thing she had ever said to me when I was in pain, was... "deep breath; take a deep breath!".

The doctor left the room.  When he returned, he said he was going ahead with the test, and injected dye into my gut through the drainage tube system.

Later, he came and told me they were going to remove the drainage tube system.

At first, I praised God aloud!  Then, I noticed that the doctor didn't seem happy. 

I asked the doctor if he was telling me I was fully healed.  After all, when the drainage tube system had been installed by another doctor, I had been told that it would not be removed until I was completely healed.

At that time, it had been explained to me the seriousness of my situation with the pocket of fluid.  And, about how after various attempts to have me healed, that if it didn't heal, they would insert a substance that would actually glue the pocket together.  This would happen, so that the pocket would be closed, and no fluid would build up there... and possibly contribute to an abscess, and/or future cancer.

The doctor responded that I was NOT fully healed.  I asked why they were removing the drainage tube system if I wasn't 100% healed.  He would only say that it needed to come out.

The drainage tube system was removed.  And, I was told I would have pain, for a week or two (2).

When the nurse began cleaning my gut, she let me know that they could not place a bandage over the area affected with blisters and rash.  She let me know they didn't want me to become infected inside.  And, only placed a mini bandage over the hole left behind, after the drainage tube system was removed.

I commented that I then realized that the drainage tube system that I need inside me, was being removed due to me not receiving proper nursing care, at home.  And, felt rather upset that I was being left unhealed. 

It was then, that I prayed silently.  And, reminded myself that I needed to have faith that I would be healed.

Just as we read, in Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Faith, is something I truly have.  I trust my Lord, for my healing.  And indeed, for everything in my life.

I cannot see whether or not I am healed.  Still, I will continue to trust Him for my healing.

If it is God's will, I will be healed. 

If it is not His will, I may have a reoccurrence happen.  I may swell up again, and have to go through the process of having a drainage tube system re-installed.  Or, as I mentioned earlier, may have a life-threatening situation, involving an abcess or possibly cancer, in the future.

So, I will continue trusting Him.  For His will, is always done.

If you believe in prayer, I would appreciate if you would pray for me... for healing.  Thank you, friend.  May God bless you...


Until next time...

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