Jan 23, 2017

“God is closer than your troubles and stronger than your fears.”

~Joni Eareckson Tada 


Would appreciate your prayers.  Today I was thrown a curve ball, and it hit me in the head…


I had 3 appointments today and am so exhausted!  I have pre-op tomorrow, a home health nurse visit on Wednesday, 2 more appointments on Thursday, and surgery on Friday!


It’s been a whirlwind, and this on top of my mito appointment last week (which, btw, I haven’t even had time to blog about yet…. 🙁 ) has been rough.  The only thing I can do is take a deep breath and cast my cares at Jesus’ feet.


But back to the curve ball—I had a venous duplex ultrasound study today to check up on all my veins and on the clot in my right arm.  Well, after the scan was finished, the tech sent over the results to the radiologist to have him look at the images.  He also sent them over to my general surgeon.  Just a few minutes later, he received a call from my surgeon saying that I need to come see her to discuss the results.  I thought that was a little odd because that has never happened before.  After PT, I went up to her clinic (so thankful almost all my doctors are in the same building!).  After a long while, the resident came in and told me and my mom that a “big” blood clot was found in my jugular vein which is near my heart…..they weren’t expecting that at all!  We weren’t either. 🙁  They now need to consult with Hematology to see if pulling my central line on Friday during surgery will cause the clot to dislodge and travel to my heart/lungs.  NOT something you want to happen because it can be fatal.  Now, of course, that’s worst case scenario, but it’s still scary to think about. 🙁  Should be hearing more tomorrow about the plan….


That’s what happens when you have to use long-term venous access devices….that’s why TPN (IV nutrition) is always a last resort because central lines and ports cause scar tissue build-up, infection risks, clots, and numerous other problems. 🙁


I know God is in control.  But I just wish I could catch a break………But tomorrow is a new day……His mercies are new every morning.  I’m ever so thankful for His grace and compassion.


Thank you for praying for me and being there for me! 🙂

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  • Hi Kerissa,
    I will definitely add you to my prayer list! A blood clot is not good news – my mom had a blood clot that traveled to her lungs and almost died from it, so I get that you’re scared. I would be too. I’m so glad that you have laid this at Jesus’ feet. I will pray and pray and do the same. You are here for a reason. Remember Romans 8:28-29 (ESV)
    [28] And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. [29] For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
    Love, Nancy

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