October 05, 2004


They found the problem!! I get to be relieved of my pain!! If I wasn't hurting, I'd dance a jig!!

I will be having surgery again this Friday. This time is isn't exploratory though. It is to remove the source of my pain. I will only have to have a laparoscopy and a very short recovery time. I won't even have to miss any school if all goes as expected! No more pain! No more whining! No more terrible, mind-fogging pain medications!! Woohoo!!

I can hardly wait! I can clean my house, wash my car, and so many other things that I haven't felt like doing and has just progressively gotten worse. Most of all, I will be able to concentrate on other things without having to try to get past the pain. Studying will be so much easier.

The Lord is good to me!

Posted by Barbara at October 5, 2004 09:13 PM

I am glad to hear this.

The Lord is good to me!

The trick is to be able to say those words and mean them even if it is incurable and painful. To be able to say with Job "though he slay me, yet will I trust him" is where you separate meat-eaters from milk drinkers.

I rejoice with you but keep in mind that this will not always be the case.

I am sure you already know that.

Posted by: Buck at October 6, 2004 09:38 AM

I think I am still somewhere in the middle and struggling to be better. :o) There are things that have happened that I say "Thank you Lord, there must be a reason, and I will trust You and be thankful that it isn't worse"...when it is things like my epilepsy and my son's bipolar disorder, etc. However, I have a more difficult time with it when people suffer. I often wonder how you can get to that place. We are, afterall, human.

Posted by: Barbara at October 6, 2004 03:48 PM

When you finally get to the place on this Earth where you are TRULY THANKFUL for EVERYTHING that happens then you are going to be in a mental institute anyway.

I guess the goal is to work our way towards the institute and then be thankful for our lunacy ;-)

Posted by: Buck at October 7, 2004 11:03 AM