Go for Surgery

At 10 am, see the surgeon.  Urinary Tract Infection will not be a problem for tomorrow since I had started taking an antibiotic on Sat.  Yet there might be a blood clot that has caused swelling in my left leg, and if so, I have to take anticoagulant for at least 24 hours prior to the surgery, according to the surgeon.

After paperwork for the surgery and EKG, I had an ultrasound to detect blood clots.  The result was clear! So now I am going to have surgery tomorrow. As the first person to have on operation that day, I will check in at 5: 15 am, have a surgery around 7am which will probably take about 2 and a half hours, and be discharged the next day if there are no complications.  I used to get sentimental about having a mastectomy, but after I learned that under this pinkish skin there was dreadful cancer hiding and even chemo might be struggling to fight it, I am 100% ready for the surgery.  Being encouraged by so many people’s prayers, I only hope the victory of the surgeon who will chop off this hateful cancer tomorrow.

6 thoughts on “Go for Surgery

  1. So glad to hear that you are good to go. I can’t believe that you are only there for a day. When I worked in the hospital (too many years ago) the stay was a week. I think they found out that your home was better for recovery than a hospital bed and that at least you will be able to sleep at night. At 8:45 I’ll be close by at Parkview and I’ll send up my prayers for to God and my healing good wishes two buildings over to you.(If you’re at Harbor that is) Anyway, I know they will make their way to you.

    Love and hugs,

  2. Dear Kathy…You are an amazing, strong woman…a true roll model! Kathy, as one of the “Baum Family Outlaws”, please know you are loved no less!!! I wish I could be there to help, in some way. Please know my thoughts and prayers will be there with you and your family!!! Love and hopes for an easy recovery, Laurie

  3. Dear Kathy,
    You are such a fighter and you are obviously ready for the next round!! I will pray for skillful hands of your surgeon and peace and calmness for you and your family. May you feel Jesus’ presence and love.
    Love Susan

  4. Dear Kathy,

    God will always be with you.
    I will pray for your health.
    Everything will be perfect.


  5. Dear Kathy,
    Pete and I were with the Women’s Fellowship group for our trip early this morning. Now we know that you were actually in surgery at the time we had just gotten on the bus. Before getting underway we sent prayers to our Father for your surgery to be an effective answer to eliminate all the cancer once and for all. Have a smooth recovery and get home soon. God is Good!

    Love, Pete and Martha

  6. Dear Kathy,

    Here is one my favorite prayers I came across a while back that gives me much comfort. I wanted to pass it on to you… Love, Martha

    Prayer for Everyday

    May today be all you need it to be. May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts, rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears. May God manifest himself today in ways you have never experienced. May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your prayers be answered. I pray that faith enters a new height for you; I pray that your territory is enlarged. I pray for peace, healing, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, true and undying love for God. Amen.

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