Just like The Amazing Race, it seems my recovery has some speed bumps. A task in the next segment that only I have to do…. only I know I have Christ & a loving husband with me.
This last month, I got sick & gained 5-6 pounds in one week – extra fluid retention. An emergency trip to Emory, my medications have changed, and I lost it, but 5 pounds came back. All in my stomach & feet. It’s very frustrating, because I want the healing time to go faster & more smoothly. I always have.
It’s been 4 1/2 months since the surgery – a major open heart trauma to the body, mind, emotions & family life. I would love to get off some of the meds, not have so many changes, no more fluid in my stomach & feet. I would love to have more energy, start the day like a “normal person.”
But at this point, it’s not to be. And in some ways that’s good – I really know God is in control – He’s got this all planned & sees the future. I don’t. , I have been given so much by our family & church family that it makes me want to give more & recognize people’s needs.
When Paul talks about learning to be content in all situations, I haven’t learned that yet. Sometimes I am, but when I have stressors from different directions, I am not.
So I will have some speed bumps along the way in the next year or 2 🙂