My surgery went extremely well this morning. I’ve spent the day resting and having a movie marathon. Now, I must be meticulous in the aftercare of my surgery site to prevent any infection. I must be adamant in drinking plenty of fluids as well as be sterile as possible with cleaning around the incision; I refuse to have some sort of complication arise from this simple procedure. This is one of my biggest concerns; however, I do have an issue that greatly concerns me more at the moment…

As I mentioned in my previous quick update, I have some discrepancies in my lower spine. Tuesday morning, we discovered a bone that is protruding from my spine has been rubbing against added foam support in my chair. In just a short couple of days, the constant pressure is threatening to break down the skin. Most people know that I had a pressure sore immediately after my injury. That sore is what kept me in the hospital for so long. Needless to say, I don’t joke around with a possible skin breakdown, so I’ve been doing all I can to prevent it from getting any worse. Please pray that this does not become a serious issue resulting in medical attention and/or bed rest. I have way too much to do to stay in bed!!! Not to mention, I have to find out why that bone is protruding. It is causing pain and I believe is what has been causing dysreflexia spells and my unusually high blood pressure. I suppose I will just have to wait until Monday for my MRI.

It is times like these that all I can do is pray. I have no control over so much in my life, it’s so hard to let that go. I don’t understand why I have to constantly face these struggles, but I must have faith that God does indeed have a plan for me. Each trial and tribulation builds my character, my strength, and my indomitable will. I repeat to myself, “If God brought me to this, He will lead me through it.” When I talk to God, I don’t pray for a miraculous cure; I pray for strength, patience, and faith as I continue on this journey of recovery. I trust that with Him, I’ll be safe. Who else can you always depend on? I ask for everyone reading this to please talk a moment to pray for me, especially my health. All I want to do is be healthy, regain my independence, and starting truly living again. One day at a time…

“I don’t pray for God to take my problems away, I pray only for God to give me the strength to go through them.”- Jose Lozano

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2 Comments on "Faith"

Kristin W
June 20, 2012

Lots of people praying for you in my family. I regularly get people asking me how you are doing after I walked around soliciting van votes for you for the 3-day weekend when my family was together. I know several of the. Pray for you daily and follow your blog. My sister, especially, LOVES the name of your blog!! I think it’s great too. I am glad the surgery was successful. Keep on keeping on, Katy and know many people whom you have never met pray for you daily as do I. <3

Erin B
June 21, 2012

Praying for you daily – just a little over 2 years now. I know that he hears us.