You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head…how precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them, they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! Ps. 139:5, 17-18.
These verses jumped out at me today. I am one week post op and feeling like I’m progressing. I have my first post op appointment on Friday and I get the dressing off of my incision which means I can finally take a shower.
I am looking forward to taking a shower, seeing my incision and also I hope to see the pictures of what they did while my shoulder was open. My husband got to see them, but I haven’t.
My husband says I spoke with the doctor before surgery, but I have no recollection of speaking to him.
The last thing I remember is telling the anesthesiologist, “Hey, now don’t do anything stupid.” The nurses chuckled and said I love taking care of nurses. I was referring to the nerve block he was ready to place in my neck/shoulder.
He was kind of fumbling around and said something like now I need to make sure I use the right needle. I responded with Hey now, let’s NOT do anything stupid here! We all laughed and then he said well I’m going to give you some vitamin D.
He held up a syringe with I would guess about 2 ml’s of fluid in it. I said OH, is this kind of vitamin D going to help me forget your doing the nerve block? He chuckled and said yes it is!
That was the last thing I remember before I woke up after surgery. However, my husband says our pastor was there and prayed with us and I spoke with the doctor before they took me to surgery.
I don’t know what kind of vitamin D I got, but it sure made me forget everything.
I do believe the Lord went before me and is following me and has blessed me. I’m blessed that this is my left shoulder and I’m right handed. I’m blessed because my husband wants to take care of me willingly. I’m blessed because I have many friends who check in on me. I’m blessed because my son came home to surprise me last weekend.
My life is full of blessings. Thank You Jesus!
My Pearl today is that the Lord goes before me and follows me, he thinks about me all the time and is still with me after I wake up from surgery!