Talked with ETMC yesterday. Rick's shoulder/rotator cuff surgery
is scheduled for October 17. With pre-op clearance and certification on October
He will have to be at Dr. Cutrell's office on the 8th - EKG, full physical, blood work, chest x-rays, and a patient history. Please pray that all is good. No problems, no complications. Cleared, certified. Surgery as scheduled.
I never realized how hard it is to have a conversation without talking about health issues. Our health is at the forefront of our lives, so it is at the forefront of my thoughts, and my mouth. And to try and think around it, or talk around it - without mentioning it. Exhausting!!!
I realize our need for escape tho. We both get tired and weary of it all. We can't escape physically from any of it - but given all the right combinations, we can escape from it for moments at a time emotionally and mentally, and conversationally. It's just not easy.
We watched The Green Mile again last night. Such an excellent movie! I have never been a Stephen King fan - until that movie, that book. Love them both!
Trying to decide if we want to get TV service or not. We haven't had TV service in over 5 years, except for a short time when we lived in Hico, TX - and then, it was just an antenna with the local channels available.
Living on the road more than living at the house - we just haven't been able to justify the expense of having TV service here. So, the times we are in, we just rent some movies.
Only thing now - after 2 months of being "in" ... we have watched all of our movies over and over ... and we have watched a LOT of what the movie store has that we want to see! We can't go much ... and we can't do much. So, we watch a lot of movies.
Thinking more seriously about TV service! Sigh. At least it would be something different to watch, and fewer trips to the movie store. Which once we have our surgeries, the trips will be fewer for both of us - at least for a while.
After much thought and prayer, arguments and excuses ... I am writing a book. It is a story of our life ...
My concern is not whether it will sell or not. If it does then it will be to God's honor and glory. And if it doesn't, then it will be to God's honor and glory. Either way, I will praise Him and trust Him.
My concern is that it will honor my Heavenly Father. I do not want to say anything that will bring shame or dishonor to Him. And I don't want to do something, and then ask God to bless it. No! I want to get in on what God is already blessing! Which is why I have waited and thought and prayed and
argued and reasoned with all of this for so long.
But after so many times of "the mouth of 2 witnesses" ... like Rick said the other day, "Honey? Just how many "2 witnesses" do you need?" Sigh.
So, I am trying to gather everything together, make sure it reads with some kind of sense, and write a book!
I certainly have time - considering I am on "house rest" ...
I am looking for a robe. Rick bought me a couple of pretty cotton gowns for the hospital. But I need a robe. Looking for either a cotton or satin, preferably floor length, and would like to have a large one ... I could wear like a 1 or 2X - but due to the surgery and soreness, I am leaning more towards a 4X or even a 5X. Something that will give good coverage, but be loose enough to not pull against the tummy. I found one online, but it isn't as long as I would like ... and it says it will be delivered in 2-3 weeks. I don't have that long to wait.
Surgery is scheduled for 10 days from now.
Not going to wear house-shoes in the hospital. I have opted for socks. And NEON ones at that! LOL I told my sister that I have neon yellow, neon green, neon pink, neon purple, neon blue ... she asked why on earth neon anything? LOL I said that I wanted to be remembered at the hospital! And I wanted others to see me coming! She said that being remembered will NOT be a problem! LOL
Well, morning beckons ... and coffee needs to be made ...
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here