THIS IS WHAT I WAS GOING TO BLOG TODAY:
Every week is not created equal. Sometimes they seem that way when things go along in a routine fashion. Each week holds a surprise or two. When you're retired it happens and I love it - but even that begins to be the same. . .
This week is different. My husband is having hip replacement surgery. Many thanks to all who keep us in their thoughts and prayers.
There are many things I am thankful for this week.
That my husband is healthy. Not only in body, but in every way. He didn't have to fill out the medication form because he doesn't take any, just supplements.
He has many friends, several of them close friends. They consist of close relationships made over the years: neighbors, co-workers, and church/civic friends. They share their sorrows and joys on a regular basis.
He is a great father, his two daughters and their husbands and grandchildren love him. He is a gentle but strong, honest and wise, patient and loving parent, grandparent and husband.
Spiritually he is strong. He knows Whose he is and where he is going, because of a belief that the same Jesus Christ who died on the Cross for every person, loves him and lives in him by faith.
Hope Orthopedics here in Salem is regionally known and nationally recognized as a top provider of excellence in joint replacement care. It consists of 12 orthopedic surgeons who join together in 2005 to make this medical procedure more comprehensive and cost effective.
The hospital is 10 minutes away from our home!
Dr. Sewell who will perform the surgery, was born and raised here. Two of his teachers and other family friends are among our friends and acquaintances. It helps to know that he holds to high standards ethically as a bonus to being an expert in this field.
This surgery has been around awhile so has become routine. We can't but think how life would have been like for us if we had lived prior to the ability to have his hip replaced.
No matter the wonderful advances of science or the expertise of medical surgeon and staff, all healing comes from God. We expect a great outcome in Him!!
Got the walker. Got the cane. The sheets are clean. All bedding is washed. The family room shampooed. The area rugs are up. Need to do the dog. . .
As it turned out, through a miscommunication about medication, my husband did not have surgery today. He got as far as pre-surgery pain meds, needles in his arm and leg pumps to keep clots from forming. We praise God for his protection. We know it is for a reason.
All the facts remain the same as I wrote here, a little more washing here and there will need to be done. We've had the dry run - we anticipate the real deal. We wait to hear when the new surgery date will be.