A Day of Hope

18333_1299906010846_1026275602_30981138_1711309_n (This is the first post that Stephanie has written since the surgery).

Today is the first day I have had any hope, and not complete suffering after open heart surgery.  It has been a horrible physical experience, and I had trouble communicating with my techs, nurses or caregivers.  It has been complete helplessness, but a good way to experience complete dependence on Jesus.

I was able to sleep on & off, on & off, on & off – get the picture – for 6 hours. This was great.  I got a sponge bath and felt like I wasn’t some kind of dirty animal. 

By noon my pain level was manageable.  Dr. K,  the surgeon,  came & told us that my lungs were clear (yesterday he drained a liter of fluid out of the back of my chest).  My mobility is getting better, and I had an ECHO, and the results were very good.

It is so good and encouraging to have a good day at the hospital.

One thought on “A Day of Hope

  1. It\’s wonderful to see that beautiful smile! I\’ll be praying that the days ahead will get better and better. Florence

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