SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
Four Sundays ago — I was on a ventilator in ICU (since Friday). No memories of these days. Would be there until that started waking me up on Thursday. This week I read the doctor's notes from those days and also my family shared some memories of waiting beside my bed for that week. I am so thankful for family and professionals who cared for me when I could not care for myself. I guess that is really what my God Who Loves does for me every day.
Three Sundays ago — I was awake in ICU – after a challenging Friday night and Saturday of extreme nausea and vomiting. Ice chips never tasted so good! The nausea was gone and the vomiting was being held at bay by a NG tube keeping my stomach suctioned out… (may be TMI for some of you….sorry)
Two Sundays ago — I was in Health South Rehab doing over three hours of therapy that day and afterwards was able to worship with my I-Pod in a wheel chair sitting in the sun on the outdoor patio. Jesus was there with me just as he had been every moment and in every place — even those days I do not remember. He held my hand and the hands of my wife, children, family and friends. Even now I find out small groups, whole churches and alumni around the world were praying for me. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
One Sunday ago — I was home and able to go to the service at my home church, Sandhills. (www.sandhillschurch.org) It was encouraging to be greeted by so many and to know they showed a real family caring heart.
This past week has been filled with therapy and doctor follow-ups. I am making progress every day. I have moved from walking with a cane to using walking sticks (like hikers use!) They hold me more upright and provide good stability and they look much cooler. I am not driving yet — but family and neighbors have met all of my transport needs.
Continue to pray for STRENGTH, ENDURANCE AND BALANCE! Also pray for wisdom on some tests being considered by the doctors related to blood clots and blood flow. Blessings