Friday, June 26, 2015

Approaching Three Weeks

I give thanks to God for the care and skill of my surgeon and his care-giving team. I appreciate their professionalism and thoughtful decisions as they pulled me through this challenging ordeal. I'm grateful for their attention to my well-being.

On Day 20, I'm feeling better. The main nutrients from the PICC line has been removed as I've been upgraded to a full liquid diet. Pain medication and antibiotics can now be administered orally. My body seems to be adjusting fine.

During this past week, much news has happened. The Blackhawks are the Stanley Cup champions, Golden State Warriors are the NFL champs, the NFL Draft was held, Tom Brady appealed, South Carolina needs our prayers, too many shootings and violence in the U.S. and the world, Congress and the President agreed upon a trade deal, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Affordable Care Act and struck down bans against same-sex marriage, and the day I arrived, two men broke out of a New York prison and are still on the loose. I was able to watch 3 episodes of "The 70's."

Day by day. It simply is a great prayer - just to hold everything simply in the present. I finally recognize the importance of flowers for the sick. We hold onto images of beauty when we can do little else. And, it is wonderful to see the face of God in those who visit. It is a beautiful face.

4 comments:

  1. What hospital are you in? They deserve kudos for good care! So glad to hear you are over the worst and now rapidly improving. Yes, these past few weeks have been amazing in the world, both for good and for bad. Strong cosmic vibes I think - Ramadan and the convergence of planets.

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    1. Thanks, Jacqui. A momentous week. I'm at Milton Hospital.

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  2. Am happy you are getting better dear Father. I do pray for a continuous speedy and total recovery. Annie

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    1. Thank you, Annie. Getting stronger day by day. Thanks for the good prayers.

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