Monday, January 24, 2011

Trust and Roses

Today has been another pretty good day. I've walked a bunch. Had some food. (Including a salmon dinner tonight. It was decent.) I had a bunch of great friends visit. I'd like to thank everyone who has dropped by, called, emailed, sent a text, commented here or on facebook, sent flowers, signed up to bring us dinner, offer to watch my kids and especially, PRAY. I've been astounded by the outpouring of love over this past week. Has it really been a week? I can't even stop to think about that!

I talked with my doctor again today. He checked me out and said he's really amazed at how well my digestive system is doing. (Thank you, Jesus!) For real. He said I'm not bloated (again, this IS a personal blog) and that I'm "making him look good." Ha! God is making both of us look good.

He's going to begin to switch my pain meds. I'm switching to a heavy duty anti-inflammatory instead of pain killers since I didn't do so well with Vicodin during my Hernia recovery. Please pray that this is a good decision for me. Quite frankly, I'm nervous to go off the morphine (does that make me a morphine addict? Cuz if so, I am one.) If I do well switching over, I MAY be released tomorrow evening. I might ask to stay until Wednesday. I just think that extra night will help me feel more comfortable about going home.

Olivia came to visit me today. She seemed a bit overwhelmed and scared. Who can blame her? Hospitals are scary. I have an IV, crazy leg cuffs on so that I don't get blood clots and I'm in a medical bed. I hated that she looked scared. I got up and we went for some laps. We held hands and she seemed to relax.

Today has been the first time a bit of fear has crept in. Please continue to pray for the battle for my mind. I just want to continue to ask Jesus to help me TRUST him. This next road is unknown and scary. I want to believe there is healing at the end. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. I really need faith. Please pray that for me.

So, enough with the heavy. I should probably let you go so that you can go and psyche up for tonight's episode of The Bachelor. Don't judge me for my guilty pleasure. A girl needs an outlet and relational train wrecks happen to be mine. And I really hope Melissa doesn't get a rose. See you tomorrow!

13 comments:

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

You sound like you are being the perfect patient! So proud of you! We'll keep praying that He will guard your hearts and minds with His perfect peace and help you take every thought captive. You're a fighter, E, I know you can do this!

rose said...

Yea for real food! Continuing to pray for you, glad Olivia could visit, I'm sure it was a little scary but I am sure she missed her mama and seeing you was the best part of her day!

cindy q said...

E, you are such a good mom... noticing your child's fear, but holding her hand and letting her see that you can walk right beside her.

Marisa said...

So glad you might be going home soon! I will be praying that you will have peace and that your heart will feel His presence.

Colleen said...

After my first c-section, they gave me vicodin which seemed to do nothing for me. After c-sections 2 and 3 I had percocet.....now, that's a good drug! Who sounds like the druggie now? Hopefully they give you something that takes the edge off but doesn't make you loopy. Sounds like you put Olivia at ease. I'm sure she was so happy to see you, as you were her.

jenny from mommin' it up said...

From Jesus Calling yesterday:"Your weakness and woundedness are the openings through which the Light of the knowledge of My Glory shines forth."

Oh, and the opening line was "It's all right to be human."

Your fear is normal, but our God is extraordinary! Praying for peace for you my friend. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

And neither will your friends and helpers, keep asking for what you need, when you need it!

Karen said...

Sooo glad you're being well-taken-care of! Wish I could be there to sit and chat with you at the hospital! Call if you're ever bored. :)

Lisa said...

Ditto your NY friends Cindy and Karen. ;-) You are a fabulous mom and I'm so glad Olivia got to visit you! Also, I so wish I could be local in Dayton and sit with you awhile... Keep on walking! We're praying! Love you, friend.

Mark.Householder said...

Elizabeth...you are doing so well! Keep going, we are pulling for you! Mark & Marianne

Cindy White said...

Elizabeth, Praying for you and your sweet family. Know that we are with you trusting our merciful God and Savior in and through all of this. We are happy to bring meals and help with your children when you get home and need some help. Much love from the White House in Cedarville!!!

toubys said...

praying regularly for you and think your updates are fantastic - real, touching, humorous!

toubys

elisabeth (bovagoods) said...

hi elizabeth! elisabeth (robertson) bova here...my mom sent me your blog and asked me to keep you in my prayers. i know that you are one of my mom and dad's special people- i have heard your name for many many years. i will pray for a full recovery for you and for strength for your sweet family.
xo,
elisabeth

Theresa Mills said...

Elizabeth, we just wanted you to know that we are praying for you and will continue to keep you in our prayers. Many people at our church (Kingsville First Baptist Church) are also keeping you in their prayers. Keep letting Jesus shine through you! Joe and Theresa Mills