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Monday, August 9, 2010

In His Hands....

Last Thursday, I had a colonoscopy.  I promise, no play by play....but I do want to share some 
"it's not odd, it's God" 
moments that happened that morning. 

I was very nervous due to the fact that I had one 5 years ago.....in the doctor's office....and she wasn't able to put me completely asleep. I felt what she was doing and even remember distinctly telling her...."it hurts".  Because I have a family history of colon problems, my doctor wanted me to have another one at 55.   As they say....the prep is much worse than the procedure itself....or at least it should be.

Again, I was very nervous.  Pappy took my hand in the car and prayed over me before we went into the office.  I received 3 text messages before they took me back from sweet friends praying for me.   

The head nurse over the day surgery happened to be a lady I graduated from high school with.  There were several nurses coming to get patients to "band" us and give us the gowns to put on.  I had seen her briefly and figured she wouldn't be the one who would come and get me....but I had secretly hoped she would be just so I could chat with her for a minute.....and she did.  Of course, we both had changed quite a bit...especially me with my head of gray hair....but she recognized me after I told her who I was.  As she wheeled me in my bed to the "procedure" room, she introduced me to the nurse.  As "Julie" came over to take some statistics, I noticed that she had a fish symbol on her name tag....I commented on it and it brought a huge smile to her face.  Then....when the anesthesiologist came to talk with me and spoke my name....I told him how glad I was that he could pronounce my last name.  He told me he understood because with a name like _________ his got mispronounced a lot, too.  I knew I had heard that name before....so I asked him about his wife's name....and, sure enough, he was the husband of one of our daughter's good friends!!! 

What a small world....or is it?

I firmly believe that with my trouble with the first colonoscopy.....that God placed all of these people in the "right place at the right time"....to give me peace and calm my fears!!!

Isaiah 49:16 (KJV) -Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

My "wall" last Thursday was the fear of the unknown....a fear that I seem to have quite often. 
But....knowing that I have a powerful, awesome....loving Father....who has engraved my name upon the palm of his Almighty Hand....just gives me Holy Spirit chills....and helps me to know that I can face ANYTHING....with His help!!!

Monday Blessings to each of you!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

P.S....no tumors....no polyps....no CANCER.....was diagnosed with diverticulosis which requires a change in diet....MORE FIBER!!!

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful sweet story. It is amazing how when we let God control how well things work out.

    Thanks for not giving a play by play description on what happened. ha ha

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  2. Praise God for the report. My dad has diverticulosis and doesn't eat things with seeds because if really bothers him and he has a fear of what might happen again. I know a mail carrier who has diverticulosis and it doesn't bother him, he does and eat all normal things. I guess it effects each person differently. Love ya :)

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