Saturday, November 15, 2008

Post...op

Thanks for the prayers. The surgery went long and I thought one of my teeth would never come out because they had to keep cutting into it and then they would pull hard and it wouldn't budge. Over and over they kept doing this. I thought it would be nice if I could just pass out, but no such luck. I had two hours of pulling, yanking, drilling and the like. Apparently my wisdom teeth had very long roots. Lucky me.

Honestly, it went as well as could be expected. I am in a minimal amount of pain, and I am able to eat; just have to be careful.

Thursday afternoon I had a lady at one of my tables, and we got to talking after I found out she was reading "Velvet Elvis", which is a book on Christianity. I told her i was a Christian, and she shared with me that she had gotten cancer, and then found her husband cheating on her, gotten a divorce, and lost her job all around the same time. I don't know how anyone gets through that, and I can tell you that my faith would be badly shaken if even one of those things happened to me. God got her through all of it; and then delivered her from a painkiller addiction from her cancer medication. She actually knows and loves my pastor at the Roc; she said he helped her through while she was addicted. She is a very cute, very proper sixty-something year old woman: doesn't really look like she hangs out in the hood, but she comes occasionally. I would love to see her there. By the way, she was the first or only (can't remember) one to survive the type of cancer she had. It was such a blessing to be able to talk with her, and she also needed the encouragement because she had just come from a doctor's appointment where they x-rayed her chest to diagnose a 10-month long cough. She didn't have the results of the x-ray yet, but she said the doctor's face didn't look promising. Please pray for her. Her name is Pat.

I love when God puts people in our paths to just lift our spirits. I am so grateful to have a God who cares a that I'm scared or upset. Also, my mom was able to come down and take care of me for the first day and night..and she paid for my copay AND my medicine, which I didn't expect at all. It's good to be loved. I also had a drive-by ice creaming. Thanks Jewels and Bonnie! Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

8 comments:

Mrs. Bridget G. said...

Glad you made it through! I have a wisdom that i was gonna get taken out, but i chickened out. It's still hanging in there. lol. It will come out only if it REALLY REALLY REALLY hurts. lol.

I love when God puts people in our way for our benefit! He knows when we need it.

Stephanie said...

Glad that you're recovering, Angela!! Hope you're 100% soon, and that God will cover you with His grace and love!

I'll pray for Pat.

Pinkshoelady said...

Glad you are alright!

Wow! what a Divine Appointment!

I will be praying for you both!

Oh Yeah!
MOm's are the best!

Pamela

Sitesx6 said...

GET WELL SOON!!!!!

Angela said...

Thanks ladies!

Edie said...

Hey Angela - I've fallen behind in my blogging but I'm so glad to hear your alive and well now. :) Man 2 hours is a long time. Did they give you laughing gas or something to calm you?

Praying for Pat. What a beautiful story.

Ok, go get some rest and eat more ice cream!

DidiLyn said...

I'm glad you are doing better and I love how you share all the ways God takes care of you. So many people don't recognize the GOD in the things you do. Blessings to you, my friend.

Jennifer said...

Awww I hope you get to feeling better!!...I Love how you always seem to have the best experiences with random people! You have the most amazing, open, and beautiful personality! Love ya!

~Jennifer