06 June 2013

Lessons learned after an appendectomy

Lesson 1: if a book called "Where There is no Doctor" tells you to find a doctor based on your symptoms, you're in trouble.

Lesson 2: if you're in the hospital on trash collection day and you live in a hot, humid climate, you should text your house helper and ask her to put it out for you. No, really; you should.

Lesson 3: Spending the night in the hospital overseas might be the worst night of your life, but it is not the worst thing that can happen to you. We saw evidence of the worst thing lying on a gurney on our way out, wrapped and toe-tagged.

Lesson 4: if your son has been making mild progress toward mobility, this will be the week he begins to take leaps and bounds. Like this morning, when he leapt forward six inches. Seriously?!

Lesson 5: when you are ill, you find out how many people in this world really care about you. At least in my case, it's a lot, and that's humbling. 

I am definitely on the mend and starting to feel a bit better today. Thanks, guys. Please pray for a smooth follow-up appointment tomorrow. 

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