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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Surgery's on

It's official. I will have knee replacement surgery on September 24th. Some time approximately 6 weeks later, Mom will have her surgery.

True to our natures, Mom and I are worried about different things. She wonders about how she'll manage, physically, after the surgery. She is also scared of the angiogram needed ahead of time. My worries center around money. Three months without a paycheck? It's easy to say "God will provide," but I've lost a car and a house in the past. God's provision doesn't always look like I expect it to.

This is one time I am glad Jolene is not here. She would feel very frightened and insecure with both of down us at once. Dear Jaran cannot help, because of his obvious and loving commitments to his own family unit.

So, in the next three weeks, I'll have pre-op checkups and I also need to finish my current manuscript (due to the editor on October 1st). Mom also has pre-surgery appointments.

Please pray for us, for our health, for the right timing, for the financial need.


Mary Connealy said...

I'll be praying, Darlene.

God bless you and your mom

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Darlene Franklin said...

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Lynette Sowell said...

I'll miss seeing you at conference this year!!! But I know you'll feel so much better after your knee is "done." Praying all those details work out smoothly...

Ruthie said...

Wow - you have a lot on your plate right now. But we know that God is faithful and will surround you with His care during the upcoming days.
Praying for you.

amartha said...

I went to India for my hip replacement surgery. Actually it was not because of the money but endless wait that I had to do for my surgery at Charlottetown. I decided to do my surgery in India. I contacted a medical tourism company they were great. They helped me with everything. The standard of healthcare in India is much better than Canada and if you are suffering due to long wait time it is better to go there.