On November 16, 2011, I went in for surgery. It was really nerve racking. We had prayed for and had been anticipating this day for some time.
My surgery was scheduled for 1:00pm (at least the check in was) and I had been fasting since midnight. We didn’t get sent down to the pre-op room until 2:30pm and by that time I was pretty grouchy (hey-I missed lunch!) It was another 2 1/2 hours before I was sent in for the surgery. Yup. It was a long afternoon.
Pre-op: We hung out in our mini cubicle and played scrabble, took a nap, prayed and read while waiting for the doctor (he was 1 1/2 patients behind).
We got home and had a rough night. I had to sleep sitting up somewhat, Greg had to get up with me when I needed to go to the bathroom (I couldn’t walk by myself), and I needed pain killers because, well, the pain was killer.
I spent the next 4 days lying in my bed (at times sitting up) completely miserable. I still believed I was supposed to have the surgery, I just hadn’t expected it to be such a painful recovery. I hated that I couldn’t pick up Asa or Mason. I hated that I couldn’t bend over. But I believed God had brought me to this point and it was what I was supposed to do.
Special thanks to all of the women who helped make this surgery possible! Since I was unable to do anything, we needed a lot of help. You know who you are and know that God used you all to bless us incredibly! Many thanks as well for all the prayers and well wishes! They were felt! (and I didn’t die in surgery so that’s a good sign! 🙂
Since I didn’t expect this part of my story to take so long, I am going to do one more post (that will go up sometime next week) with updates on the activation and where we are at now. Thanks for joining me on this journey!