Hello dear friends and readers. Please scroll down to the images below to skip the personal stuff about my and my family if you aren’t interested… otherwise read on…
Once again my sadly neglected blog is getting a small bit of my attention. Tomorrow morning at 6 am I will arrive at the hospital here in Billings to be prepped for surgery #4 to excise the extensive varicose veins in my left leg. 2 days before my visit with the surgeon I finally had my appointment with the foot specialist at Sports Medicine, which was good, I suspected I had bunions… I do, it was good to learn they are moderate and don’t need anything done right now though the doc did tell me something interesting… I also have a bone spur on top of my right foot at the ankle joint and extra bones in both of my feet. How odd it that? I felt like a total mutant when I went to lunch with my daughter after the appointment. Imagining the monster clumps of veins distorting my left leg and picturing odd random bones floating around in my feet. Then ordered my vegetarian lunch … oh yeah, I am allergic to eggs and meat… who is allergic to MEAT? Me. Well not all meat, I am not allergic to pork, but according to the Bible, pork is unclean. Again… feeling like a mutant, though my daughter made me laugh and we had an enjoyable lunch. I don’t mean to whine… I am just venting. I have a sizable team of doctors who cannot tell me the why’s… just the what’s… from things as odd and inconsequential as little extra bones in my feet to an immune system that doesn’t function properly, chronically enlarged spleen and lymph nodes, partial complex seizures (fortunately these are under control!) among other issues… the only thing they can tell me is why I am in pain, but that’s a no brainer and I knew that one. So surgery again in the morning… prayers appreciated. As much as I feel like a mutant and I am frustrated by that sometimes I know I am exactly who God created me to be. Psalm 139:14 “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” Whatever is going on now is part of God’s plan for me, it makes me a stronger person, it helps me keep my eyes on the Lord because I so need Him to help me get through most days! 2 Corinthians 12:9 “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” So hear I am boasting of my infirmities LOL…. I may feel like a mutant but I am God’s mutant, and He will get me through whatever comes… and in the end He will take away all the pain and imperfection and make me whole and complete in Him.
The recovery will be slow and boring…In the meantime I will greatly miss my designing and scrapping. My son has moved my PC near my bed so I can watch Netflix and my friends can call me on Skype … typing much on IM or email will be out until I am able to sit and use the keyboard for an extended time. Praise God insurance is covering most everything! The only thing not covered will be the in-home care after surgery for myself and my grandson so I am having some great sales to help me cover that! Your patronage and support is greatly appreciated!
At Digitals you can save 25% on any purchase over $5.00 with the coupon code 6121aeaf93 … multiple uses allowed! Coupon is valid during store sales!
The other two sales don’t require a coupon 😉