It is hard to believe that I am going to have open heart surgery in two days (not years or months –days). It has all happened so fast. The strange thing is that I am not nervous or anxious – the only explanation is that there are a lot of people praying for me and my family. It reminds me of planning and packing for a mission trip – you don’t know what to expect - you just do what you can to prepare and then trust God with everything else. I know that He Is in control and will be with us always.
I’m glad to know that both my cardiologist and my surgeon are Christians. Although I have only known my cardiologist, Dr. Timothy Wessel, a few months and met my surgeon, Dr. Tom Martin, two weeks ago, I highly recommend both of them. (Dr. Martin told us about his mission trips and he even prayed with us before we left his office.)
It has probably been good that the surgery has only been scheduled for two weeks. I have been very busy making arrangements at school and spending as much time with family as possible (especially our 17 month old granddaughter, Audrey – I think knowing that she is not going to understand why I can’t pick her up is going to be one of the hardest parts of my recuperation.)
That is all for tonight… It is late & I have to be at Shands UF at 9:30 in the morning to meet with the anesthesiologist and complete all the preop tests. Tomorrow after 7 p.m., we find out what time the surgery is going to be on Thursday.