Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Free at Last!

I woke up at 4 am in a panic. Oh no! Did I really do a post talking about my catheter! Yikes! I expect that readers will turn away in droves. But then I read your really kind comments, and I felt better. I really am a private person. But I guess 2 weeks away from the blog really gives one the urge to purge!!!
I went to the urologist this morning, and he removed the catheter. Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty! Free at last! I feel better already. Now I just have to wait till Tuesday for the biopsy results. He said he will call me if he hears anything sooner, but right now I am just assuming that I have to wait another whole week.

So, life goes on. I am trying to catch up on stuff, it feels good to be back in my studio. A little bit of normalcy. I think I will work on making some wool pins. My inventory is very low. I ordered a bunch of wool back at the beginning of November, thinking I would spend any free time I had in December making pins. Then all of this happened. I think it will be good to think about someone other than ME for a change. On a particularly bad day a couple of weeks ago, I found myself in Walgreen's with a shopping cart full of toys for the local women's and children's shelter. I just didn't know what else to do with myself. Doing something for someone else is always good therapy, and in conjunction with "retail therapy", well, I think that is just a good combination!

It is just 9 days till Christmas. I have not baked a single cookie. Oh well. Daughter comes home from college on Thursday, so maybe the kids will make them this year. Then again, not having the cookies in the house has probably saved me from gaining my usual "Christmas cookie weight" this year, so maybe it's not such a bad thing. And I am really trying to eat healthier, because I never want to go through something like this again. Maybe my body is trying to tell me that I am no longer young and invincible, but I am aging, just like my parents and grandparents. Middle age stinks! But I would not trade the wisdom I have gained for my 20 year old body and face. And of course, it is during our most difficult times that God really reveals Himself to us (I'm sure it has more to do with the fact that during trials we are vulnerable and needy and desperate for Him, and we will seek Him more, and not because He is more present in difficult situations..... He is always the same, always present.... it is just during these times that we can really see Him, because we look for Him...)

The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
For in the day of trouble
He will keep me safe in His dwelling;
He will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.
Psalm 27


  1. How come it seems like I get more from our conversations then I give? You have so much wisdom, what a blessing you are to me.

    I'm so happy you are free of that catheter!

    Have a wonderful day today in your studio...Sounds like a perfect day. I am going to do a little crafting myself today and maybe make cookies tomorrow!

    Much love,

  2. I am so glad you got rid of that ugly catheter...not fun. You are in my prayers. Years ago God tried to get my attention..I was not following Him like I should have. I had melonma on my foot and yes it was milignant. Stage one. Yippy I thought didn't thank God at all. That weekend I snapped my knee cap in half...Now I was immobile..Boy did I open my Bible and it has been open sense..not that I haven't had medical issues since..but I know I can lean on the Almighty at any time..And yes I gree with you to, I do not like my middle age body and I don't like the scatter brain I have sometimes but I do pull that wisdom out when my kids are home...I will pray for safe travels for your daughter...My daughter is coming home to on thursday, and I have yet to bake cookies either..My son and his new wife are coming home from college to..There is one thing I am praying for your healing.. And will tell my friends to pray for you to..You have been waiting for alot of test in the past few weeks..God surrounds you with His mighty strong arms and is holding you up. (((HUGS))) Lisa

  3. Been praying for you. May the Lord give you peace and strength for the days ahead.

  4. I've been checking in and missing your posts. I'm so sorry that things have been so difficult for you. I will keep you in my prayers!


  5. You are in my prayers! Bless you, you have really had some week! I'm thinking about you, and praying for good news on Tues.

  6. You are in my prayers. Hang in there! God is with you.

  7. Sorry to hear about your last few weeks. Waiting is always so hard. I pray for your healing. Love and light sent your way.

  8. Thinking about you, more of Him for you; "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him." May you have His peace as you wait on Him...



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