Prayer Works!

26 Dec

Thank you to all who have been praying for me.  This drain pain has about did me in.  I didn’t want to post because I didn’t have anything nice to say.  lol!  I don’t know how people handle chronic pain that never goes away.  It is constant and you never get a break.  It wears you down and I was starting to think I might have to be institutionalized soon.  I was going insane.  BUT, in the last 24 hours things have improved.  Kevan slept in our bed with me last night for the first time since my surgery.  I had to have the bed higher and cannot sleep flat so he’s been sleeping in the guest room.  I lowered the bed last night and it actually helped me sleep.  I kept waking up and thinking, “Wow, I’m not hurting.  What is different?”  Once I got up this morning I thought that maybe it was because there was no pulling on the drain line.  

As I was getting ready to take a shower I forgot to pin my drain to my lanyard on my neck so it fell and pulled on the drain site.  It hurt soooooo bad!!  I screamed.  Kevan and his mom came running asking me what happened.  I told them I’m just a baby and everything was okay.  lol!  Then, I took a band-aid, gave the drain a little slack and then taped it to me.  I don’t know why it has taken me a WEEK to think about doing this.  But, it hasn’t hurt since.  Thank you Lord!  I was even taking around the clock hydrocodone and I was still having the pain before the band-aid idea.  I didn’t want to take it today since I need to work.  Now, when I’m walking around, sitting, moving, etc the drain isn’t pulling all the time because the band-aid is holding it in place.  I have relief!  Kinda dumb it took me a week to figure out how to stop the pain.  Duh! But, I believe it was an answer to prayer.  I’m just slow sometimes.

I found out bad news today.  I cannot have the drain removed tomorrow, like we thought.  The fluid has to be less than 5 cc’s for 3 days straight.  The last 4 days have been 8, 10, 8 and 9.5cc’s.  None are less than 5.  It even went up yesterday.  Ugh!!  Our morning check today was already 5cc.  So, today will not make it either.  Have I told you how much I HATE DRAINS!  I was pretty depressed this morning thinking about having this stupid drain for another week….but I’m feeling a little better now since the pain has subsided.

Kevan and I had a good Christmas.  We were able to spend it with family and that is all that matters.  We read some good advent stories, listened to a few Christmas sermons and thanked God for His Son.  Also, my mother-in-law came over and has been cleaning and doing my laundry for 2 days.  I don’t know what I’d do without her!  I love her!!  I also love that my house looks and smells so much better.  :o)  She is wonderful.

One Response to “Prayer Works!”

  1. Anonymous December 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Of course prayer works, silly! God hears our prayers and answers them immediately. When we experience a delay in that manifestation, it means there is interference from our waivering faith, the enemy, or both. Chapters 9 and 10 in Daniel are good examples of immediate and not so immediate manifestation. So grateful that you had a good Christmas and are getting closer and closer to REALLY pain free. Love, J

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