Saturday, November 6, 2010

Surgery

It's official...I have a fibroid tumor the size of a half dollar in my uterus. Dr. Honea said that it's got to come out. Even if I had gotten pregnant, I would have miscarried. Thank you, Jesus, for protecting me from the heartache of a miscarriage. My surgery is scheduled for November 19th at Brookwood Hospital. I will be out of work for 2 weeks and fully recovered in 6 weeks. I hope I can still eat a big Thanksgiving meal! :)

Now, everyone's first question is, "How are they just now seeing it? You have ultrasounds several times a month??" Good question. But as I thought about it, this is what I have concluded. We did not seek fertility treatments all summer. In July we finally went back to the doctor. A red flag went up during that visit that indicated a possible fibroid. We didn't get pregnant....we didn't go back...until October. So, you can see that the fibroid could have been growing since sometime in the Spring.

On another note, I have a very special prayer request. I have not traveled down this road alone. I have a dear friend, Lisa, who has been travelling the same road. Her and her husband, Clint, have decided to pursue adoption. Their "book" is being shown to a birth mother next week. Please pray for the mother as she makes this difficult decision. Also, pray for Lisa and Clint as they are waiting to hear.

LISTEN TO THE MUSTN'TS
Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me--
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.
--Shel Silverstein

I had to decorate a table at a reading conference this week. My theme was "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein. I just fell in love with this poem.

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  1. Love you and will be thinking of you:)

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