I've been rather busy. Two days after our long wait at my surgeon's office we were waiting for Hubby's dental surgeon. (This time it was about 2 hours.) He has to prepare for an implant etc. Thank goodness Hubby has perfect hygiene because this situation could be a lot worse.
Yesterday I went to Pre-op. I decided to go earlier for two reasons.
As mentioned before Hubby is having dental surgery the week before. Since the dental surgeon knew people (He is the only one in practice at that office ha!) we were able to schedule it before my surgery.
Two, ff the test shows something wrong, hopefully we'll be able to fix it before surgery.
Everything went rather smoothly. I was able to park close to the door for starters. Woohoo!
They called me at the exact time my appointment was scheduled. Double woohoo!
They were impressed with my well organized list of medicines and surgical history. Hey! I've been dong this for years I can't remember everything.
One piece of news they gave me absolutely made my day. I weigh 88 pounds. I gained 20 pounds since my visit with my pulmonologist a few months ago. YAY!
Of course, they needed some urine and I be darned if I couldn't pee! I made a point of drinking before I left. I think I get a mind block when I am told to pee at that moment. My brain just doesn't cooperate. The sweet compassionate nurse said it was no problem and she would give me some water (She did!) and hopefully by the time we were finished with the paperwork, EKG and bloodwork, I'll be able too. She was right. Thank you Jesus!
After everything was done the nurse escorted me down the long hall (It seemed long to me.) to x-ray and that's where I waited for about an hour. After my x-ray was done the technician gave me a bookmark with a prayer of St. Francis de Sales.
I read it when I returned home. WOW! I believe God talked to me through this girl and bookmark. I have a feeling I'll be praying this prayer until surgery because the last line hit me in the gut. I can't find my camera and it seems there are different versions of the prayer online. I wanted it to share it with you. If the color or font bothers you, let me know.
Prayer of St. Francis de Sales
Be at Peace
Do not look forward in fear to the changes
and chances of this life;
Rather, look at them with full confidence
as they arise.
God, whose very own you are,
will lead you safely through them.
God has guided you thus far in life. Only
hold fast to his dear hand and
God will lead you safely through all things, and
when you can't stand, God will bare you his arms.
Do not fear what may
the same everlasting Father who
cares for you today will take care
of you tomorrow and every day.
God will either shield you from suffering
or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace,
then, and put aside all anxious thoughts
I hope it helps someone! Time to get ready to see my BabyGirl, who I have not seen for months, it seems.
Until next time...
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