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#544: Thankful for Surgery

Saturday, April 20, 2019

On Monday I will have surgery emoticon on my right, dominant, hand to cure the carpal tunnel that has caused pain and numbness in that hand and arm. My right hand and arm will be immobilized for several weeks.

It will be an adjustment doing things one-handed, but I will appreciate having the pain and numbness gone.

In preparation, I have been getting as much two-handed work done around the house as I can -- scrubbing, laundry, changing bed linens, and so on. emoticon

Today, as I mowed the lawns, my back injury caused cramps but I kept walking behind the mower emoticon and thought of all the people who had no legs and couldn't walk. After I finished, I rested outside in the breeze reading a book emoticon and thought how thankful I was that I could read when so many others couldn't read or could not even see.

Isn't it easy for us to go through our days whining about our aches and inconveniences -- I've done my share -- but when we think of the big picture how grateful are we really?

Most of us can walk, talk, and see; we can hear, have both of our hands and legs and feet. We have food to eat (and post pictures of here on SP). We have computers emoticon, smart phones, televisions.

But how often are we truly thankful for all of the gifts with which we have been blessed? emoticon

My inconvenience starting in two days will remind me of all of those who are not as blessed and I will say a prayer for them and for me, for all I have been given. emoticon
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    5 days ago
    Thanks all. Kasey, hand healing is not going as quickly as the doctor and I hoped. Still pain along the inside of the palm and wrist in line with the little finger. Start therapy on it in two days. At least, though, the numbness has disappeared.

    699 days ago
    I am (obviously!) way late in getting to this. And I can so identify with what you've said. By nature, I lean more toward the gripe-and-grumble than the gratitude school of thought.

    But after having gone through all that business a year ago, and now being able to walk pretty much normally, without a cane and with minimal aches and pains, I am ever so grateful.

    What a difference such things can make!

    ...and now, how are you getting on post-surgery? Have you completely recovered? :-)
    700 days ago
    Hope you're doing well, Lou.
    738 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    Thank you for sharing Lou, trusting your surgery went well and you have a speedy and full recovery... You are such a blessing to all who come along your path, thank you for your support and friendship. I am both blessed and honored to work alongside you on our team...God's abundant Blessings Lou... emoticon emoticon
    745 days ago
    Thank you for sharing, Lou. I've had both my wrists done, a couple of years apart, and yes, it's an awful nuisance, but I don't regret the decision in the slightest. Loss of pain is a welcome relief. I'm praying for you, that all has gone well in surgery, and for your recovery.

    749 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    Praying here for your surgery here as well! Just going to add my experience which may not help at all. Approximately 10-12 years ago I had to have carpal tunnel surgery to both hands. I have never looked back nor have I ever had any problems again. I am praying the same for you!!!


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    750 days ago
    I hope all goes well with your surgery. You are so right, many times we have a bad habit of thinking only of the negatives in our lives and don't take the time to truly be grateful for all the good. Keep thinking positive!
    751 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    We are all so blessed. Praying your surgery is a success and healing comes quickly.
    751 days ago
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