I couldn’t resist using a song from the 60’s as the title for this post. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted here, and I hope to change that going forward. Yet, some of that is out of my control. I last posted in December 2012. I had robotic-assisted surgery for a hysterectomy, and my first few weeks were amazing…pain free. Shortly after Christmas, pain returned and except for working, much of my spare time was spent on referrals from specialist to specialist searching for pain control.
None were successful, so I’m kind of back to square one, scheduled for surgery next Monday, August 19, to see what’s causing the pain. It’s going to be a laparoscopy with the goal of removing any scar tissue, adhesions, etc. that are causing pain. It probably sounds weird, but I’m looking forward to it. After 8 months of unexpected pain, I’m praying for skilled hands of the surgeons, being pain free, and being off work only a week (the expected recovery period). I covet your prayers for perseverance in the next week, for the surgery, and for the recovery.
On a completely different note, I attended the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference July 31-Aug. 3, absorbing information and being encouraged by other Christian writers such as Bob Hostetler, Ken Gire, Cindy Sproles, and many others. I had the opportunity to have 15-minute appointments with and have my writing critique by agents and editors. It was my 4th conference, and it’s always both overwhelming and uplifting. I hope to post some of what I learned in future posts.
For now, I just want to let you know I’m back and hope to be sharing my heart and hearing about what God has placed on your heart, too!