Friday is quickly approaching, but honestly, I’m doing pretty good now.
After I posted Saturday about how I was really scared about the surgery, I was overwhelmed at how amazing you all are! I haven’t had time to respond to each of you individually but I’ll just say that your comments touched me more than I can express. Thank you for taking the time to encourage me. I felt like I was getting so many hugs by so many people, I couldn’t help but feel better!
I’m still nervous, but I think there would be something wrong with me if I weren’t! I have a lot of peace now that I didn’t have on Saturday. I’ve given it to the Lord. I am confident this is His plan and He’s not going to lead me wrong. This is the right choice for me and the right time. I am tired of being tired and plans being interrupted every month. It’s time to get past this and move on.
This week has been crazy with lots going on (on top of my surgery!) On Sunday, we went to church and I was even more encouraged by the support and wonderful church family that we have. But that afternoon, I started getting a scratchy throat and by that night, I knew I was getting sick. I about freaked out, knowing that a cold could potentially cancel my surgery! I have been so careful to do everything possible to keep the kids and myself healthy and of course it happened just a few days before. Nathan had a slight cold on Saturday so I’m pretty sure he brought something home from school, despite my diligent attempts with hand sanitizer.
I was really stressed out on Sunday night and hardly slept at all. On Monday, I woke up with pink eye (or conjunctivitis)! I haven’t had that since I was a little kid! I could not believe it. And then I felt like the Lord was putting His hand on my shoulder and saying “My child, do you want to keep holding onto this burden alone or do you want to let Me take it?” It was so clear.
So I let go. I took it easy on Monday (as much as I could with having Joshua’s OT evaluation that morning and the usual daily “Mom” routine.) I took my homeopathic remedies, ate lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, cut out sugar completely, and went to bed very early.
That combination, and most importantly prayers, worked, because I woke up yesterday feeling so much better. After another day of eating healthy and resting, I went to bed early again yesterday and slept really well (thanks to some Ambian my doctor called in for me.)
Today I feel about 95% (with just a slight sniffle that I normally wouldn’t notice) and feeling more tired than usual. I’m confident I’ll be 100% by Friday at this rate. Praise the Lord for so quickly healing me!
The kids are also battling this same cold and Nate just called and told me he is taking a sick day because he’s got it too. (Poor guy!) If you could pray that my whole family will get better quickly, I’d be so thankful!
God is good and it’s wonderful to let go and rest in His loving arms.
I’ll probably blog one more time (because that’s what I do!) before I go into surgery. Knowing me, I’ll be writing on Thursday night and schedule a post for Friday morning. My plan is to rest completely for a full week and probably for a second week. I won’t be doing much blogging myself, but I’ve gone some fantastic guest posters lined up, so don’t go away! I’ll also be blogging updates as I feel up to it. You can also follow updates on Twitter HERE as I’ll probably be posting from the hospital there. Because I’m a crazy blogger and can’t stay away. Plus it helps me feel better. 🙂
Thank you. All of you.
Read My Complete Hysterectomy Story here:
- Girl Talk in Too Much Detail
- Hysterectomy at Age 30?
- A Surgery Date – Hysterectomy
- I’m Afraid
- Two Days
- Home and Resting
- On the Mend
- My Story: Hysterectomy at Age 29
- 7 Weeks Post Hysterectomy
- 6 Months Later…After My Hysterectomy
Questions or comments? Feel free to email me at erika at livingwellmom . com (no spaces). I’ve received countless emails from women with similar stories to mine and I love hearing from you!