And so it is

Two months ago, it was just a mere sentence thought. After trying the doubling of eye medication without success it was discussed as a possibility again. After my MRI, it was decided that the time was best to try–I have no other options.

I knew it was coming. Last week, the hopes was to have the surgery on the right eye this weekend, but that didn’t happen. My left leg still healing and switching from Warfarin (blood thinner pills) to the shots for surgery preparations, it still hadn’t really registered that surgery is coming. Until this morning; Or maybe two nights ago, when important questions started entering my mind; questions I didn’t think to ask at appointments.

I had just been to see my local family doctor earlier that afternoon for pre-surgery check-up procedures. At the end, he asked, “Do you have any worries?” I thought for a second and shook my head in a “No” fashion. Like a blank mind. I don’t worry about my body per say, but the outcome..the effects and details surrounding it. And so I am more thoughtful of how life will be after surgery-depending on the results. It is then, in those thoughts, my mind begins to see the worries of the actual physical portion of the situation.

I was talking to my aunt about this as I made my Starbucks refresher drink in the kitchen today. In telling her that I was seeing the negative, she encouraged me to hold to hope. And that is what I am prying until Monday–to see the hope, like the story of life, knowing whatever the outcome that God still has something special written just for me.

My surgery is set for this Monday, the 8th at 6:30pm. I sign in at 4pm. I will spend the night to be monitored; discharge is anticipated for early Tuesday morning and we might still have my Wound Team appointment (for my left leg) that day, since we are down there only a few blocks from Children’s. It’s no wonder the weeks seem to fly by so quickly. 🙂

I thought I would say a few specific prayer requests:

For peace–that I will continue to hold to hope (and being put to sleep is a fear of mine from a previous bad experience.)

For my family as they are in this with me and take care of me.

And for the surgeons/other medical staff..for wisdom and steady hands.

I won’t be on my blog until I return home; however, I may post updates on the Facebook page. 🙂 More to come…

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9 responses to “And so it is

  1. Chuck & Susan Pinkerton

    Mel, please know that we will be/are praying for you…for your family…for the medical staff…at this time of surgery. May our (your) loving heavenly Father envelope you in His peace at the very moment you need it. He will be there with you throughout the entire surgery…and before and after… Remember, His plans for you are always to give you a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). With much love, Chuck & Susan

  2. Tracy

    We most certainly will be praying!!! Keep trusting, for He is faithful!! He loves you so, Mel!

  3. I’ll send the prayer requests on to our prayer team and Bill and I will be praying for a wonderful outcome. We’ll be especially praying for peace for you and your family, the doctors involved and the nurses in assistance. I believe that your trust in Him will inspire others around you. You are loved.

  4. Sheri tearpak

    Praying for all of you! Hugs !

  5. Aunt Tanis

    Praying for courage and peace as you trust Him for the outcomes. He is faithful…
    Aunt Tanis

  6. Kim Jenerette

    Praying for you, your family, and the medical team. We love you, Mel.

    Uncle Kim and Aunt Lisa

  7. Tess Pinkerton

    Praying and hoping for you! Love and prayers always! Tess and STeve and boys!

  8. Sheron Gibbs

    Melanie,
    Praying for you today. Thank you for keeping us informed. We will miss your precious writings, but know you’ll be planning an ubspdate. Heal well.

    Sheron Gibbs

  9. Shelia Bower

    Praying for strength, peace and courage for you and for your family. Love you girlie!!! 😉

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