Wednesday, November 19, 2014

BE ON GUARD...


Getting ready to leave the hospital!

The hubs and I are still trying to get back to "normal" life after emergency abdominal surgery almost 2 weeks ago.  We're about there.

 Nine years since "the accident" - we thought we were home-free!  He's had no major health issues since then, and it was almost forgotten.  But adhesions came along and interrupted all that.  Adhesions, or scar tissue, is pretty amazing.  It can take on a life of its own.  It grew and grew and slowly attached to his small intestine.  Then it looped back around, slowly squeezing until food (or waste, whatever is in your small bowel!) could not pass.  He was miserable.  After being sick for three days, it was determined by a scan that there was definitely something in there blocking things.  We didn't know just what it was, although the surgeon suspected adhesions.  I was worried about a tumor, actually, and was relieved to hear after surgery that it indeed was adhesions and they were removed.  The only thing about this is the surgery to remove adhesions required another six inch incision which could, in the future lead to more adhesions!  Frustrating.  But for now we are glad the problem was fixable and he is once again healing.

I can't help but think about how sin is the same way.  We think we have recovered.  We think we have some bad habit or sinful behavior "beat" and then we forget about who helped us beat it!  We relax and get attacked by it once again! It makes us sick until we have to take drastic measures to get back to a place of balance.  We have to be restored.  We must always be on guard and be in touch with our Father, our great Defender!

 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 

 I Peter 5:8



3 comments:

Lori said...

Great analogy!!

Amy Arbuckle said...

Glad Dan is doing better.

Amy said...

So, so true. Why don't we learn? So thankful that he is on the mend. Yall need a vacation!! :)