Day 16 – Saturday (9/08/18)

Note:  I updated “Day 15” this morning.  If you haven’t looked at it since last night, you may want to go back.  I have added in details from the actual surgery.

Praise report!  Today was a good day.  I thank everyone for their prayers.  I’m having zero pain after my surgery yesterday.  God is so good.  It’s almost like it never happened.  I have been able to get up, walk, eat normal, do normal things (and take a nap like normal, haha).  We spent most of the day at my parent’s house.  My aunt and uncle came in from Kansas last night to come be with us for the weekend.  It was a nice surprise that I hadn’t expected.  Since I’m actually feeling pretty good (praise God again), I think we have some fun activities planned for tomorrow that all of us can do as a family that will help be a distraction from the current situation.

The next medical milestone we are looking for is the results from the biopsy.  As stated before, I personally think it could be as late as Wednesday before we hear anything.  I’ll continue to post blogs and keep everyone posted, but they may go back to just being “thoughts for the day” while we wait.  I think I used up most of my creative juices this morning when I updated the blog from yesterday, so my only “thought for the day” today is… bedtime.

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for allowing safe travels for my Aunt and Uncle as they came from Kansas.  Thank You for helping me have zero pain from the surgery yesterday.  It is a true blessing to have such an easy recovery.  I pray that You help me follow doctors orders to ice it, to do the breathing exercises, and to walk and not just sit all day.  Sometimes I’m not good at following directions, but You have surrounded me with people that care enough to make sure I do what I’m supposed too.  Over the last few days, I have heard a lot of prayer requests from other people with family members or friends having health issues… from heart attacks, to cancer, to general illness.  While I do not use names on this blog, I know that You know every name and every situation.  I pray that You would work in every situation according to Your will, and that You would provide strength, peace, and encouragement to them all.  I pray for our Church (and really all of Your Churches) that the Holy Spirit would come and fill the congregations during service tomorrow.  Help stir Your Church (us) to whatever action You have for us that will bring honor and glory to You.  You tell us in 1 Corinthians 12:27 “Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually” and each member is gifted in certain ways (1 Corinthians, Chapter 12).  Help us to use our gifts for You, each and every day.  Thank You Lord.  Amen