"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ---John 14:6
Monday, February 08, 2010
So for weeks Tom and I have prepared our minds, schedules and ourselves, period, for Tom's shoulder surgery on February 9th. Tomorrow.
Yet as the day neared I never felt prepared inside, though on the outside the house is straightened, groceries bought and laundry is, well, let's not speak of laundry. Anyway, Tom's had other surgeries and always it's important that we both prepare mentally for the challenges a surgery brings. All those weeks of togetherness, for one thing, and all that nursing I must do and the healing Tom must do, also.
But again, I couldn't quite prepare my head this time. I tried, but something held me back.
And now I know why.
An hour ago we found out his surgery will have to be postponed. Tom wore a heart monitor thingy for 24 hours last week and the results appeared fine to one guy, but not to another who said Tom's heart has extra beats. Alas.
So Tom has to be cleared before he can have the shoulder surgery and we both realize this is wisdom. And I keep telling Tom not to worry. Years ago he had surgeries postponed and each time it prevented mistakes from being made, so of course, we were grateful. God always knows best.
Tomorrow Tom will go and speak with the cardiologist and then decisions will be made.
Prayers for Tom would be appreciated, especially that he'll not worry about the extra heart beats or the surgery or possible problems/changes in the time-off from work--or anything else.
As for me, I'm feeling better. As I said, tomorrow did not feel right for surgery (I almost mentioned praying for Tom's surgery on Facebook this morning but something held me back). Probably no surgery date ever feels perfect, and yet, the unsettled feeling inside me is gone--and that is something good.
The sun is even shining. What more could I ask?