Another update from Norma in her hospital bed
When I approached my 50th birthday it didn’t affect me the same as some others who thought they were “over the hill.” One thought kept going through my mind: “I’m half way there.”
Now everyone knows that 50 is half of 100, so today, the 26th of June 2012, I am leaning heavily on that thought.
It is 3:00 AM and I am trying to get some sleep. Every time I am near to sleeping, someone or something wakes me up.
It is now 9:00 AM. Breakfast? They’ve been withholding food – even fluids now as we approach “The” day — Tuesday. I’ve had to wait five days before surgery to come off of blood thinners. Now I am about face-to-face with what God has planned for me.
I’m asking for your prayers. I know they will help me as I travel this unknown road. I need prayers for my son Danny, too, as he goes through chemotherapy. We are both in God’s hands.
There is a very special lady in my life — my niece, Carol. She brings me so much love, joy and thoughtful goodies. Visit her Careann’s Musings blog and see how special she is.
She made up a little book with photos of my family and hers to have here. She brought a CD player with relaxing music to help me pass the waiting time. (Did you know that a “Trooper” CD can help me relax?!) Carol’s husband, Bob, is very special too — he had the TV hooked up for me, and has been here with Carol every day. I am very blessed to have them as part of my family. I am grateful to God for all my family and friends.
Update: Later the doctor paid a visit, and he is allowing me to have a little ‘food’ again — juice, tea, beef broth and some jello. It may seem like a small thing, but a warm bowl of broth is comforting nourishment as I wait and count down the hours to my surgery, which should be sometime this afternoon.
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