I am also very sorry for the hiatus. The past few months have been a bit stressful.
In the beginning of February, I was experiencing extreme pain on my tailbone. I can't even begin to describe how awful it was... Even to laying down brought misery. I went to the ER because I honestly thought I broke my tailbone, I didn't know how I could have done that, but it was the only thing I could think of.
It turns out that I had a cyst and the best way to get rid of it (and prevent more from coming back) was to have surgery.
The one thing about surgery that bothers me the most is the helplessness during the recovery period.
My surgery was on St. Patty's Day and I spent a week at my mom's so she could take care of me. Even though the recovery pain is gone, I'm still not fully healed. The incision that was made was not stitched or glued close so it can heal from the inside out. I am beyond thankful for my mom taking care of me. I have a very weak stomach and could not for the life of me change out my dressing. For two weeks, I was not even tempted to look at it. Right now, it looks like a cut.
One thing I am truly amazed about is the surgeon that I had. The morning of my surgery, I'm waiting in the pre-op room. My mom was with me and said a little prayer. About thirty minutes later, my surgeon comes in to explain the entire procedure and answered any questions I had. Before he left, he looks at me and says, "If you don't mind, I would like to say a prayer for all of us here today."
It took everything in me to hold back the tears of joy and love. Nowadays, it's hard to be so bold about being a Christian without remarks. I praised and asked our Heavenly Father to bless my surgeon for having the courage to care for his patients not just medically, but spiritually.
God heard my surgeon's prayer and took away the worries that I had.
This recent surgery went better than I anticipated. The actually surgery and recovery, and I am thankful that I was able to take the time to relax from a very busy life.
I hope this brings encouragement to everyone to be courageous. Say a prayer with someone, for praise and guidance.