The garbage truck rumbles in the distance. Colton's alarm goes off at 6 am as he has school patrol today. We're supposed to wake to a - 17 degree temperature, or as they called it on the news, "a normal cold day, for January." Yes, only in Fargo-Moorhead is -17 considered just another day.
All these normal things go off around me, but it is anything but a normal day for me.
In just a little over two hours from now I will be heading over to Sanford for my surgery. Medically speaking, I'll be having a salpingectomy and oophorectomy. Or as more commonly known, I'm having my tubes and ovaries out.
Looking back, I realize, I never shared about the day I met Dr. Christina Tinguely. I had her husband once, Dr. Matthew Tinguely as an oncologist who was on call in the ER. He was the first one to admit me and he stuck with me all night long running tests to be sure the pressure in my chest wasn't anything too serious.
I know after meeting Christina Tinguely she said to me right away "Oh Amit, referred you to me. I liked her right away.
She was calm and confident. Even though she already had two surgeries planned for this day, she went ahead and scheduled me in as well, not wanting me to wait any longer.
So if all goes well, little to no adhesions are found, than I should be able to have a successful laprascopic procedure. However, if she goes in and finds too many adhesions, she would have to change her course and go with a midline incision and then I would have to stay in the hospital for a couple of days.
I'm missing my early morning coffee. I have no make up to do, or clothes to coordinate- loose and comfortable is in order for the day.
But its been an uncomfortable week. The bleeding profuse. The cramping painful. This feels like a necessary surgery. While I am not prepared for instant menopause with no replacement hormones on the agenda… I wouldn't have been able to go on for long in my current condition.
A few weeks of recovery and then we will begin a new drug to help stop my cancer cells from growing and spreading.
Jesus Calling, January 31
I am your strength and shield. I plan out each day and have it ready for you, long before you arise from bed. I also provide the strength you need for each step of the way… My Presence watches over you continually, protecting you from both known and unknown dangers...I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go."
~All shall be well~
Will be back as soon as I can to update everyone. Thankful for your prayers!