I had my bunion surgery this morning as I had written about before. God is so good! My biggest concern going into the surgery was the fact that stress on my body and medication can cause unpredictable blood sugars. At first this morning in pre op I was told my pump had to come off and I couldn’t bring in my continuous glucose monitor and I couldn’t have any insulin all morning. I expected that as there usually is confusion in hospitals surrounding the difference between type 1 diabetes care and type 2 diabetes care. I asked if I could keep it on until I spoke with the anesthesiologist. When I explained to him why it would be beneficial to keep it on he immediately said I could keep it on. He even took my continuous glucose monitor into surgery after confirming with blood work that it was accurate.
My blood sugar stayed steady all morning! I really feel like that was a blessing from my Heavenly Father. There were so many variables, fasting, stress, medication, etc. that usually cause rises and falls in glucose levels that I believe it was an answer to pray that it stayed so steady. I’m running a little high since I’ve been home and started the antibiotic but all I have to do is set a temporary basal on my pump. My body is used to being active so it’s normal that I’ll need some extra insulin while I sit around.
I also am incredibly grateful for my niece Mercy who has come to stay with me and take care of my children while I recover. When I posted a while back about not knowing what to do for child care at the time I was really worried! I prayed about it and then Mercy sweetly offered! It hadn’t even crossed my mind to ask her! God provided!
God has also provided me with the tender care of T my husband who took the day off to drive me, monitor my blood sugar and has been generally waiting on me hand and foot. At the moment Mercy took the children outside to play and T is doing some work in the yard. I’m spending this moment writing out this testimony of thanksgiving to my Abba Father who daily provides for me all my needs! He is a good God to trust in!
The hospital the doctor choose to do the surgery in is fairly new and everything felt very clean and modern which was a comfort to me. I thank God for access to medical care and my husbands’s job that allows me to get that care. I’m also very thankful for modern drugs that provide pain relief!
Also, I’m thankful for family and a church family who all were praying for me. The body of Christ is an amazing thing!
Recovery is going to be a little longer than I expected. The procedure was a little more intense than what we thought it would be because the doctor found what he described as a large cyst in my foot and after removing the cyst had to put something in my foot to help the area heal normally. He said I’ll have to stay off my foot for 3 weeks. The cyst explained why what used to be an uncomfortable bunion turned into an extremely painful and inflamed area. I’m glad it’s out and I’m looking forward to not being the nerd wearing socks with sandals any more! (I might still be a nerd I just won’t be wearing socks with sandals 😛 )
I went into surgery thinking it would be 5-7 days off my feet and that felt like a huge amount of time. But now that I have seen God’s provision this morning, I am not worried about the length of time any more. I know and trust that whatever I need my God will provide it for me!
I started a couple days ago reading Hinds Feet on High Places By Hannah Hurnard. The book is an allegory a lot like Pilgrim’s Progress. Right now I am in chapter 6 as Much-Afraid struggles with the reality that The Shepherd is going to have her walk through a desert. She is confused and scared but after pleading with Him not to go through the dessert she is in a place of surrender where her love for Him becomes bigger than her fear of the desert and she begins to trust the Shepherd that the best can come only by going through the desert.
As I uploaded the photos for the post I realized the irony of reading a book about God giving feet like hinds feet to a partially crippled girl while I sit here unable to use my foot! Seems appropriate, there must be something here that God is trying to teach me!