Today, orders for a pelvic CT scan, another bone scan, and more pain meds. After the next batch of tests we'll decide something, but the doctors' prediction this morning is that I need a "revision" of one of my hip replacements, a nice way of saying that they need to tear the implant out of the bone and start over. *Sigh.*
Those of you who have been on this journey with me know that this means several months out of my life for surgery, recovery, inpatient rehab, and outpatient physical therapy. It's not something I want to do.
But neither do I want to wait until I have a complete dislocation and have to be rushed by ambulance to the ER. So I think I will opt for the gentler route, one that at least I can schedule around a couple of upcoming events in my life.
This is not how I planned my 2007. Not that I've planned the whole year, but another major surgery was NOT planned into my calendar. And when I'm about to scream those words, I hear a whisper...
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Lord, I know You know. Please make me ready to bow to Your plans.