THIS IS MY STORY . . .

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Jan 29, 2020
| The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures.  He leads me beside still waters. - Psalm 23:1-2 |   My second surgery of this month is tomorrow, and we have to BE there at 5 AM. 😟   To be honest, I’m still having a hard time knowing that I have a hole in my central line and that it has to be removed and replaced.  The hole has gotten so large, and I’m scared that bacteria is getting into my blood. 😢  I feel like a ticking time bomb and am bracing myself in case I get sepsis for the 5th time. 🙁   It’s been a rough month [...]
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Jan 14, 2020
Hi, friends!   My surgery (to replace my j-tube and also remove the vascular malformation in the bottom of my right foot) was originally scheduled to be done outpatient at the O.R. in the OHSU Center for Health and Healing at the South Waterfront.   But, I saw the “pre-op medicine” doctor last week, and after the appointment, she got in touch with the head of Anesthesiology and my surgeon.  Because I went into septic shock and had to go to ICU about 12 hours after my last surgery in 2018, they all agreed that this surgery should be done at the South O.R. up at the [...]
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Jan 3, 2020
“Joy comes from having a relationship with the unchanging God and transcends any trial we can face on this earth” - Jeremy Camp Dear friends,   I’m a few days late on this annual “reflections” blogpost because I haven’t been feeling my “normal” (more on that at the end of this post).   Anyways, 2019 is now over, and along with that, another decade has passed.  I have so many mixed emotions about this.   I’ve realized that it’s now been a whole decade since all of my health issues started. This recap is going to be a little long [...]
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