I loved this picture of a beautiful fall setting along a path that reveals a light at the end of the tunnel. *I needed to see that photo today.
I will have to admit that yesterday was not one of my favorite days. My wonderful friend, K.C. took me to my next appointment with Dr. McDreamy, a.k.a., my cute dermatologist/ surgeon who removed the bad “squamos” cells from my foot. This was to be my third Epi skin graft. He was away on vacation last week.
When he looked at my foot though he saw some infection was starting to settle in and decided to refer me to a deep wound specialist…a friend of his to get a second opinion.
He went and called his friend and the deep wound doctor could work me in right then so I didn’t have to make another trip to Mt. Pleasant. When K.C. and I arrived at his office…it was slam packed…but the receptionist quickly got all my insurance information and a wonderful nurse named Susan took me to a room to look at the wound and do some preliminary clean-up before the doctor arrived.
I love looking at the stars at night but not in a doctor’s office…when he went to clean out the wound I literally saw stars. I didn’t know who was going to faint first…me or poor K.C. who had a chair in the examining room. I had never felt such pain in my life….I am sure it didn’t last long but it felt like 100 bees had attacked my foot. I am so glad I was in the dark about that procedure…or I would have hobbled out there as fast as my poor foot would have taken me.
So now I am back to square one and not sure where it all goes from here…I was too exhausted from the procedure to ask. I return next Tuesday and hopefully will learn more then.
K.C. and I had plans to go to the store and a few other stops but after getting prescriptions from two different CVS’s and some lunch…we headed home….both of us drained.
K.C. I can not thank you enough for going with me…it would have been so much worse alone. And thank you for your encouraging observation that you think this was a “divine” intervention to get things back on track and get the healing started in the right direction. I pray this is so.
When I got home there was a weekly “Spotlight on Kindness” that re-iterated what K.C. felt about this turn of events. God’s reassurance that K.C. called the situation right.
“Let me fall if I must. The one I will become will catch me.” Baal Shem Tov
I loved the editor’s note (Ameeta) accompanying this quote: It was as if this observation had just been written for me today when I most needed it.
“Nature’s season offer many quiet lessons. Nature sheds and seeds in autumn, reflects while dormant in winter and bursts forth anew in spring.
Similarly, as we fall, a new version of us rises. As one layer of us peels off, a deeper layer is revealed. What feels like falling is often the seed for growth or something new- something deeper and more connected to our authentic nature.”
I certainly hope all the infected peeled layers of my foot wound will reveal a deeper level receptive to new healing and good health.
So until tomorrow….Back to my recliner with my foot propped up…doctor’s orders and perhaps God’s too. 🙂 Dear Father, let this intervention today, as painful as it was, reveal the new path to successful healing.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh