Good Afternoon my OI Friends!! I hope you are having a great Sunday afternoon. I have been thinking about this past week. I have recently had two surgeries on June 27th, 2018. The first was an umbilical hernia repair. The second was to remove some cartilage and a "small" tissue mass that turned out to not be so small. This mass was 3"x3"x3/4" turns out it is benign, Praise God for that! A surprise to us was that I did not need to stay overnight in the hospital or the outpatient surgery center. This was surprising because we thought seeing I was having two surgeries it would be at least an overnight.
Let me talk to you about something. I had some distractions, some discouragements and dealt with some unprofessional medical care while recovering. This is the low point that I spoke of; how I chose to handle it was another. While I could have let it continue to pull me down, cause anger within, strife between my husband and I because he too was angry with the care received. We both chose not to let this ruin our time, our day together. I know my husband was pulled from his work because I am not able to drive as yet from the surgeries. We had another appointment later the same day to go to. We were a little hesitant, but we knew this was also something that needed attention. This second appointment was with my orthopedic. This was for IR Imaging Guided Needle, Drain Procedure With Radiology for my hip. The attention to detail with three medical professionals, two doctors, and a nurse. All three went above and beyond. We give glory to God and also made a point to let the facility where we were know just how professional and above and beyond these three were. Praise God!
This second appointment was our high point of the day, this is how we chose to end our day. We talked about this and allowed the effects of this appointment to change our moods from that first appointment of the day. This is what I mean by how we can make our days. Will we choose to allow one bad experience to make that how we choose to respond to the day or will we allow other experiences throughout our day make how we choose to respond to our day?? I choose the latter of the two because why let one thing make how your day is. Why let that affect you in such a way. How we choose to respond to things really can affect the outcome. I say that to say this; if we choose to see something negatively we will think negatively and our mood and speech will follow. If we choose to be positive in how we respond to something that may be negative the end result will be much different. Our perspective will be much different. I know my perspective on some recent medical trials that I have faced had I been negative I wouldn't have seen the great things God has before me. I am glad that while I was a bit thrown, a bit scared, had doubts that I gave them to the Lord and said this is Yours Lord, You've got this not me! I hope you can choose to see the positive in the negative things when it may only so dim at the time. I was surprised at how I responded to the negativity that I was receiving from one medical professional. I responded by at the end of the visit reaching for his hand; telling him that it was difficult just in my coming to him to tell me what he fixed is doing the same again. I didn't know if it was what he had done, or if it was something new. As it turned out, it was two things that were new. I also before leaving his office shook his hand and gave him a hug. Honestly, when I went in there I was pretty angry with him and was going to not see him again if I could. God changed that by my giving this medical professional a hug. I will see him again if needed even though he wasn't so professional with me. I do have a follow up with him next month. His office did state that I could cancel. I almost did, but having a suture that neither has dissolved or fallen away I decided against the cancel of that said appointment. We will see where I am as it draws closer if that suture has indeed fallen away or dissolved as expected if I return to his office. In some ways, I am hoping that it doesn't so he sees that my not canceling was cautionary and with good reason.
Have a wonderful day my friends! I will be writing soon.
Grace & Peace,