Thank you so much for all of your prayers, notes, texts, emails, and encouragement. The surgery went well – no complications! God is good!
I’m so grateful for all of you, for a gifted surgeon, for the many nurses and others who assisted, for anesthesia, and for a fantastic post-op nurse. It turns out my body didn’t respond too well to all the drugs that were pumped into me, and this nurse stayed at work at least an hour and a half past ‘quitting time’ in order to make sure I was ok. Our other post-op experiences in the US usually had folks trying to rush us out the door – this nurse put my needs first in a way that made all the difference.
Please continue to pray for my recovery – for my healing, my attitude, and my actions. I’m not always so good at following doctors’ orders. I don’t like to be dependent on others (yes, one of my idolatries is being able to do things for myself). I need to be patient and allow other to do things, even the simplest things, for me. God is giving me the opportunity to grow in Christ-likeness through this process. Please pray that I won’t miss this chance to take on more of my Savior’s character. In his goodness, he knows that I need this process. Pray that the process will have his desired result in me.