On Monday November 17th, 2014 I will be having more surgery following my treatment for cancer.
I am scheduled to have carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand. The pills I am on to keep the cancer from growing have caused tendonitis, and this has put pressure on a major nerve in my arm. I hope to receive feeling back in my fingers and that the pain that shoots up my forearm will be gone. If Monday’s surgery is a success, I will likely have the same surgery on my right hand at a later date. The nerve is also impinged in my right hand, but not as urgent as the left hand. The muscle below my left thumb looks like it is starting to atrophy, so the surgery is deemed urgent. I want this surgery to go well so that I can move on with my life.
The last month or so I have felt very overwhelmed. I am behind in things that are important to me and behind in emails to people who are important to me. Ministry deadlines have taken all of my strength and focus. On top of this, I have been very tired. It is hard to force myself to rest, but the last couple of weekends I spent a lot of time in bed and I think I am now caught up to push ahead again.
I pray that God helps me accomplish the tasks before me and that Monday’s surgery will go well.