Hi all: It is all about Emotions!!!
The last 36 hours have been a whirlwind. Please bear with me, I must share this...
Fear: Dear husband started having horrible pains in his right flank area, and then rigor, then fever.
then difficulty breathing, at this point I scooped him up and ran for the hospital, (a scoop and run)
Impatience: After the emergency run to the hospital at 70 miles per hour through town, husband gasping all the way (the normally most stoic man in the world), we waited...and waited...and waited...and the gallbladder scan was negative, the blood work was negative, the EKG was negative, and the kidney stone scan was negative. So we stayed overnight and waited for a CT scan of the abdomen.
Anger: Dear husband wanted to leave...wanted action right now, or better than that, yesterday! I was a little peeved too, because I was not about to let him leave.
Relief: CT scan showed APPENDICITIS!!!! WBC's going up... AT last, a diagnosis...
Worry: How was I to get a surgeon stat and anesthesiologist that I trusted to do an emergency surgery? Prayer was the answer...and a wonderful surgeon just happened to be available.
Anticipation: More waiting, and hoping, and text messaging and prayer...all to find that dear husband sailed through the surgery with flying colors!!!
Relief and gratitude: In recovery now...and I am at home, and collapsed. But I wanted to write this down before I forgot all the emotion in the busyness that is to come. He will require lots of antibiotics, as the appendix was bursting and filled with pus and infection. And lots of post-op TLC.
Love: I am so grateful that our needs are met in advance by our Lord, that dear husband is OK, and we are both so full of gratitude and love.
Would be please send a prayer, or kind thought, or spirit filled feeling into the wind for us? I would so appreciate it...thank you so much, and thank you for listening.