On April 11, I went to the hospital without any food, water or medication. I was the second on the list for DBS surgery. My head was fastened in a “halo” which was painful and very uncomfortable. Next was the loudest MRI ever. It literally rattled my teeth. The procedure required me being awake. It was about 3 hours long and I repeatedly prayed for God’s help to make it through. I took comfort in knowing that many of you were praying also!
After surgery, I was off to spend the night in the hospital. They put a blood pressure cuff on my left arm, which went off every hour. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep.
Elza and Sandy left early Friday morning to beat the snow. Rochester had a record snow fall for April at 17 inches. On 18 of April a Neurotransmitter was placed in my chest. I was put under general anesthetics. On Friday a nurse programmed the unit. We were under the impression that I wound “bounce” out of there. But I learned later that it takes several weeks to begin to work. We were disappointed that I could not walk without assistance.
We want to thank everyone for the prayers that went up on our behalf. God is good. I am confident that it will get better and one day I will be able to “bounce” into the assembly.
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.