New Year's Day in the ER, but its all good!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
I managed to survive and have a Merry Christmas, but I was back in the ER to have my leg wound stitches removed on New year's day. From there I was admitted for six days for to undergo a strong antibiotic intravenous treatment. Apparently my leg wound had become infected and was not healing properly. I was very fortunate not to lose my leg. I endured those six days, probably lost a few pounds
and lived to tell the story. I met some really nice people in the hospital, LEARNED A LOT, and mostly enjoyed the menu selections
It seemed to be the hospital's policy that you could make almost any reasonable request for meal changes if the selections didn't suit you. That was a lot of fun. The hospital I was in must have had a great soup chef because there was a delicious different soup du jour every day. I am happily back home again and have a visiting nurse each day to change the dressing on my injured leg. I've had to back off a few of my activities, but that' not a bad thing because I put in a lot of time and effort to those organizations in the past and now its time for a younger healthier person to carry the load. I also got to see my darling daughter every day I was in the hospital and so we've grown a lot closer over the holidays, and that's another good thing.
My family, five siblings who live at a distance from me, were all there in spirit to support and help me through this ordeal. They all called, my sisters prayed with me, and I also had a Pastor who met me in the ER on New year's Day. what more can you ask of a shepherd than he give up time on a holiday for a wounded sheep? I AM SO BLESSED. THANKS BE TO GOD!
All in all, I think my New year of 2014 is off to a good start because I've survived another challenge, learned to slow down a little more, and kept the faith.
You know the old saying: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!" and my favorite Bible verse: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."