Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunday Thoughts

It's been a difficult week for me. I started getting sick last weekend with, what I thought, was a mild cold. It soon developed into a huge cold and I've been coughing so hard it hurts. I don't have any kind of infection, just this annoying cough and weakness that makes me not able to do much. There has been so much sickness in my area, and I'm sure in your area, too. So many people are sick with colds or that horrible flu. I'll be glad when I'm past this!

I have an update on my my health issues and my future surgery to reconstruct everything back. I saw my surgeon and I learned things I did not know. I thought perhaps she had told me while I was coming out of the anesthesia (something she just loves to do!) but when I asked my husband and son if they knew some of this stuff, they said they had never heard it either!

Evidently, I have an abscess in my colon and the section of colon itself was so horrible, she was unable to remove it! It is still there and her plan is to remove it during the reconstruction after I've healed. She said that when she tried to do anything to my colon during the first surgery, it basically just fell apart in her hands. Bleah. It makes me so glad that I did finally get this surgery done because I know my colon would have just gotten worse and worse. She also said that after the reconstruction, she may do another ostomy bag for 3 months to allow everything to heal really well. Oh joy. At least I'm got more information from her and have a better understanding of what's going on!

Right now, my surgery is scheduled for June 12 - yes, 4 months from now - but I'm calm about it because I now know how horrible my colon is and that I need to time to heal. In fact, we may not do the surgery in June, depending on how everything looks. So, dear friends, the ileostomy bag is still in place and I'm trying to not to let it get to me. Some days are better than others. I still have occasional leaks and that makes it hard, but it is better.  Part of that is due to the fact that I have a new nurse who is so conscientious and makes sure everything is done just so. That has really helped me, too!

I would so appreciate your prayers regarding all this! First of all, for healing of the colon. Second, for me to be patient and calm during this long process, and third, that I would always glorify God through everything because I know that He always deserves that! I am exactly where He wants me at this time and I need to grow in my faith through this and trust Him.

I will give thanks to You, O Lord My God, with all my heart; And I will glorify Your name forever.
Psalm 86:12 

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Oh Julie. I am praying for you. I am impressed with your attitude. God bless you.


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