Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's a Miracle

Do you believe in miracles? Not the "wow, I made it to work on time, it's a miracle!" type of miracles. But the real, honest to goodness, blow your mind, scratch your head, saving grace of God type of miracles.

I'll give you a minute to think about it. I'm pretty sure you can think of an example. I mean, even if you don't personally know someone I'm sure you've at least read about something on the net.

I was supposed to have surgery yesterday. I have endometriosis and a plague of ovarian cysts that were causing lots of pain and needed medical intervention. My cycles had become a hindrance to my life again.

While I have had two similar surgeries before that were both relatively successful and caused my no problems, I had NO peace about this particular surgery. I just had my hand operated on in July so it's not like I've never had a procedure before.

Normally I am very logical, especially when it comes to medical stuff. Our middle daughter was very sickly as a child. Twice I had her in the ER with dehydration and watched as medical professionals started an IV on that teeny tiny hand. It was difficult, but my logical mind knew that without hydration my sick little baby was going to just get sicker.

Even in all of that, I still could not get over a nagging fear in the pit of my stomach that this surgery was just the wrong thing to do. Every time I would tell someone about it I couldn't help but reassure myself by explaining how confidant I am in my OB/GYN and how these days it's robot assisted, the recovery time is down to 2-4 days, blah, blah, blah.

Here's the miracle part. I went in for my pre-op physical on Tuesday and told the nurse that I didn't need to have surgery. The Lord had different plans for me and for our family right now. I found out that morning that we are expecting another little blessing in May!

The doctor just smiled and shook her head. She said that was the best possible treatment and that I "healed myself". I smiled and told her that I had been healed by the Divine Physician. All week I have enjoyed ever lessening pain and increasing serenity. Now that's a real live, honest to goodness miracle.

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