Once again I faded into non existence. I can’t believe how busy my life has gotten. And so much of it is business without purpose. Right now my entire schedule/routine has been thrown under the bus so I feel like I am spinning my wheels and going no where. I truly HATE this feeling. So now that Thanksgiving there is over there is more more major thing looming. Richard is having surgery on December 1st.

For years he had been dealing with pain and numbness in his hand, everyone thought carpel tunnel. Four years ago the pain spread up arm and to his neck, so they did an MRI. He had a “bulging disc.” Thankfully PT took care of that and everything was going great, until 2 years ago. It flared back up. Another MRI was done and it was definitely worse. Surgery was strongly suggested, but the surgeon was strongly suggesting retirement at that point. Richard was 2 years from the 20 years of service required, so that wasn’t an option. They decided on another course of treatment that involved injections into the neck. Thankfully that work.

It has been another 2 years and the pain is back, this time surgery is required. Since the original surgeon is no longer in the area we have seen a new one. He also has suggested surgery, but is not stressing the retirement. Thankfully Richard is at the training academy for another year or so. That puts him at a desk job and not out climbing ladders during they recovery time.

So on Tuesday afternoon, Richard will be having is long awaited (dreaded)surgery to fuse three vertebrae in his neck. He will be spending at least one night in the hospital, maybe two. After that he will have major limitations for the first few weeks.

If you are of the mind to pray, please keep our family in your prayers for the next few days. Richard for an easy surgery and healing. For me to have the grace to get the next few weeks.

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome


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