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Thanking a generous woman I've never met for her gift.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

I'm writing this to express my appreciation for my surgeon, but thanking God for his marvelous creation, woman.

I'm several hours post-op as I write this and must put on "paper" my thoughts.

I'm in a full plaster cast from knee to tiny opening at toes. My brevis tendon was completely severed. Doc was able to retrieve both ends to weave and reconnect. The longus tendon was still intact, but barely, she (yes, she!) was able to weave and then apply stem cell to both. The stem cells were graciously, thoughtfully and unselfishly donated by a pregnant woman who didn't need her placenta. These stem cells are now becoming my new tendons so I'll be able to resume daily activities and physical fitness without such excruciating pain.

The surgeon collected my blood during surgery, separated it's by-products and used them to seal the abnormal bone formation she shaved off under my ankle bone (outer). By having this knowledge she used my own body as a healing tool in this most incredible surgery.

Although I never met the donor of the stem cells, I want to publicly thank her for this generous gift. I want to thank my Lord for His marvelous creation, and my wonderful surgeon for her incredible insight and knowledge of the human body.

This may not be good reading for some, but to others...we know how mighty He is and I praise Him.

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  • JIBBIE49
    Hope u get well quickly.
    2045 days ago
  • SARAHF1988
    This is such a lovely post. The human body is definitely amazing, as is the skill of those who can "fix" it! Sending you lots of hugs, make sure you rest and stay well! x
    2051 days ago
  • no profile photo BAMAJAM
    What a wonderful story!
    God bless your grateful heart----
    May you have a very successful recovery!
    2052 days ago
  • BUSYGRANNY5
    Awesome! Blessings to you and your donor!!!
    2052 days ago
  • TATTER3
    Is not this just amazing!!! Heal fast!
    2052 days ago
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