Prayers Solicited

As you read this, we are at the hospital for our daughter's orthopedic surgery to remove, repair, and replace the bone graft from last June's surgery that fractured in October and never healed.

I've been trying to keep as busy as possible these last few weeks so I wouldn't have time or energy to think about this. I think they should have tranked me today because I'm a wreck. Trying hard to be positive but scared. The last surgery had so many complications that I find it hard to think beyond the knot of fear that's suffocating me as I write this.

So I'm asking all of you who pray to pray for her full recovery this time. Thank you if you take a moment to read this and send a request for healing for a special young woman.

Takeaway Truth

From your lips to God's ears.


  1. You can count on prayers from me and Judy.

  2. Joan,
    I've been down that bone surgery road many, many times when my now-grown son was a child. I'll pray for you often today. Try hard to breath deeply and stay as relaxed as possible.

  3. Thank you, everyone, for your prayers. She came through surgery fine, but recovery was a nightmare. They could not get the pain under control. After 3 nerve blocks and morphine, they finally got a handle on it.

    This morning the catheter in the nerve is working itself out so we're going to have a fun day with pain management.

    I spent the previous week writing several posts and scheduled them for the rest of this week and next. Took my mind off the impending situation. I think I'll spend the rest of the day in her room with my laptop. Since the brain can't think of more than one thing at a time, writing is an anxiety damper.