Hi there PatSee...I do know how to visit your site! Better save your family photos and journaling in a SCRAPBOOK! visit www.mycmsite.com/amycompton for more info. It's difficult to pass a blog site on to the next generation!Anyhow...great site. Love the quotes. Here's my favorite."He is no fool, who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot.For any who don't know, he was a missionary whose murder by the Auca Indians brought many to Christ. He sacrificed his life...so that others may find eternal life!Well...Pat, that's enough for now. Hope I don't have trouble posting this. It is my first time blogging. Amy
Hi Amy - Miracles DO happen! You blogged! Scrap booking? You never know. :)Glad you like the site. I hope it is alright with you that I just put your favorite quote on the front of my blog. I really like that one and it is speaking to me.Thanks for stopping by. Y'all come back now!P.S. I AM GETTING THIS STENT OUT FRIDAY!!! YIPEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!It will be great to feel normal again - I am so excited about this! Can you tell??? Please say a prayer that THIS one will have worked and that I get my miracle from God - because that is what it would be. (Of course - as my med hx has shown - I get the flank, rlq and ruq discomfort without the stent but I refuse to give in to it and am believing for the good regardless of symptoms)As I said when we spoke - If the renal scan comes up good, then I am going to run with the good news and not look back - but if it doesn't,I will tell the Doc that surgery is a go, to book it and then I will know that God is leading me down another path that I am meant to go on and it will all work out for good.Sometimes, when we are in the middle of things - we can't see the forest for the trees - it's been an up and down year and I had allowed my self to give in to circumstances that I normally would've not given in to. I won't beat myself up too hard over this - things happen. I am trusting that because of all this that someday I will be better equipped to help someone else who may need support or guidance. Also, even tho I have been resistant to surgery, I am at total peace with what I have decided to do and over the next six weeks post stent removal I am going to do EVERYTHING I can to strengthen/nourish and nurture my mind, body and spirit. Even drink aloe juice (chuckling but aloe has healing properties and what if, what if it helps to heal the ureteral stricture? It could happen. I wish I thought of it sooner.) Also wanting to watch a lot of comedies like Norman Cousins did. :) And address my healing from a spiritual perspective as well. Go to the Y - work on things there.So, thats it - that's my game plan.If after all of the above and after the next renal scan, The Doc says surgery- then really - no waffling - done deal - I will know that I know that this is the path I am meant to take and what will be will be.I have a picture in my bathroom that says under it "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God". It is a pic of a forest with 2 paths to take.
Correction: I meant to say that if any medical people are reading this that they may be chuckling at my idea to drink aloe juice to help my ureter. I have heard that it helps internal organs, etc. and it certainly can't hurt.
Seaspray. Please let me know how you're doing post op, obviously when you're up to it. I will pray for you and I know you're in good hands, you know it too. A hilarious movie to rent is Gold Member with Mike Myers. I watched that over the weekend and thought I would not stop laughing in one scene. Best to you. Keep in touch and thank you for what you sent to me in the e-mail. It was great timing.
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