So I finally have a surgery date--April 5th. I saw my lung doc on Wednesday and she said I would need a two week "tune up" for my lungs prior to surgery so that means I'll be admitted to the ICU for desensitization to either Cefepime or Zosyn next Thursday, April 22nd. There is a LOT going on in my personal life in losing someone VERY close to me to cancer. I've prayed so much about the timing of this surgery and I asked my ENT who referred me to the "super ENT" if I could safely wait to have the surgery until May and he said, "I THINK the answer is yes." I literally left his office and got a call from the "super ENT's" office and said they had found a date to schedule my surgery for and that he was rescheduling an entire clinic day just so he could do it for me. Well that was a resounding "No!" from God if I ever heard one. Dr. Jacob, the "super ENT" or otoneurologist for all you medical peeps ONLY takes referrals from other ENT's so this a HUGE deal for him to reschedule clinic for me--talk about humbling. I literally have ZERO choice in the matter but I prayed and this is God's answer, as hard as it may be to accept the timing of it all.
Some prayer requests:
I'm having a ton of autoimmune symptoms--can't type much longer cause it's killing my fingers and elbows...even my cuticles are swollen so pray doctors can figure this one out--autoimmune anything is going to be extremely difficult to treat in me because I can't take steroids or similar medications and that is the treatment of choice for inflammation.
Pray for His peace that surpasses all understanding to guard Jord and I's heart through this entire difficult process and that we would glorify God in all our hours--especially the most difficult ones.
Pray for my witness in the hospital--that I would shine the light on Jesus in me--that in and of myself I am nothing--weak and frail but with Christ in me, the hope of glory, I can do ALL things through HIS strength and that "My grace is sufficient for you for my power is perfected in weakness. Therefore I would rather boast of my infirmities because when I am weak then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10....I've been listening to all of John MacArthur's sermons on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 to shepherd my heart.
Lastly, here is some cute quotables from Hunter who was Aunt Shel's hands and feet yesterday since I hurt so bad:
"Aunt Shel, I want to pick up all the dog poop for you!"
"Aunt Shel! I love you SO much!"
Me: Do you want to go through our toys and find some toys to give away to kids that don't have toys?
H: Yes!!!! Oh let me find some RIGHT NOW!! Oh this one is for a little kid I want to help a little kid.
*Finds teething ring* "Aunt Shel! You could use this on your back!"
*Walking the dogs* "Aunt Shel, don't let them pull on you cause that will hurt you."
Talk about melting my heart!!! Love this little man to infinity and beyond and to the moon and back! Sister, it is SUCH joy to share in loving your kiddos!
Gotta run--hurts to type but thank you prayer warriors!
In His Mighty Grip!
Rachelle (and Jordan)