The good news is that they didn't find cancer.
The not so good news is that they found plenty of other
not so delightful findings.
It is looking like I'll need another surgery.
If you are counting, that makes two in the waiting now.
Before that decision is final, though, I'll have more testing.
The working theory is that a bile duct is blocked and causing the
severe pain in my upper right side. This is the second doctor
to believe that this is the likely problem.
As unsettling as that was, even more so was the discovery
that I may have Crohn's Disease. If so, it is caught early
but it is something that we'll be doing more research about.
And in the category of weird....the opening from my stomach
to the intestines is extremely small. The doctor used a balloon to
open it wider. I'm such a mess.
He, (the doctor),
was enjoying my case very much.
Apparently he normally just gets to
see routine patients.
I should have sent word ahead
that he was going to have an
extra special day.
He was nearly giddy
when sharing my results and pictures
But............ I'm here. And I'm able to work, pray, play and live.
After watching this morning's news and the people in the
Philippines I know that I have nothing to complain about.
I have a home...food....water.
I have the people that love me and whom I love
within reach by phone, internet or in proximity.
It is so sad to know the extent of tragedy so many have
been immersed in by no fault of their own.
It just is what it is.
Nature is powerful.
Our God is greater and I trust Him to bring good
from this mess.
Praying for all of the Christian rescue organizations
who are bringing aid. May they bring the best aid of
all to these precious people. The wonderful story of
Jesus love and the gift of eternal life.
And with that...
I must return to the candle kitchen.
Blessings on your day!