Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday 10-4-09 Sanoviv - The Day after Surgery

Good morning! 

Shelly is recovering quickly.  She looks radiant today as you can see. 

She slept well and got non-narcotic pain meds every 4 hours to reduce any discomfort.  She got to have a shower (which makes you feel like a new person after surgery...believe me!  I know.) She had the same breakfast we all got - Rice Protein Berry Smoothie. 

Today she will be able to be up and around her room but we have to stay close to the nurses station since she is still being monitored.   We plan on hanging out...reading, playing cards.  It is a little overcast this morning.  We may sit out on the deck if the sun comes out. :-)

They changed her dressings after the shower and I was surprised at how small the incisions were.  We are thrilled to see her responding so well!  God is good...all the time.

Our devotion today was a reminder that the Creator of the Universe, who is amazingly vast, chose to dwell in us, permeating us with His Spirit.  He wants to be our Helper.  He is the source of strength within us.

John 14: 16-17
"And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever--The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you."

For those of you trying to reach Shelly by cell phone...the phones are only allowed in our rooms so we have not been around to catch them ringing since her schedule has been so busy.  Because we are in Mexico we can't call in to get our messages. :-(   You can post a comment on this blog or email her. She is able to get online every few days.  

I have my laptop and read your messages to her every day.  They are a real source of encouragement.  She feels your prayers and says she is confident she would not be this strong without your support. 

I want to leave you with a gift from the night before surgery.  God painte the sky...just for us (or so it seemed!)   Love to all.  Many thanks for keeping in touch. More later...


  1. Shelly; you are in my heart & in my prayers. Love you, Tammy Lynn.

  2. Shelly, so glad your surgery is done and over with. I am praying for you as you journey through this season. I know God will give you the grace you need for each day as you face whatever is before you. It is a journey and I'm looking forward to sitting down with you and hearing the whole story from you. I'll continue to check the blog and keep updated. Tracey

  3. Mom, I miss you! I was very relieved when you called me yesterday. You've got A LOT of prayer warriors praying for you here! Everyday people come up to me at school and ask how you are doing and want me to let you know that they are praying for you. I miss you! I love you! Hope so see you soon(on skype) (:

    P.S. Thank you Kathie for everything! Love you!

  4. Shelly -

    Praying and thinking of you today in your recovery.

    Just a tidbit on me - 9 more weeks until we get to meet baby number 3!

    Hugs to you.


  5. So glad to see your smiling face, Shelly! Praying for you and excited for you! You are a blessed woman.

  6. Dear Shelly,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am praying that you hear Jesus speak healing words over you and that you hear his song of deliverance in the night. My mother who is 78 is recovering and healing from her breast cancer diagnosis that she got last Nov. and she is gaining back her strength and returnning to fully living again. I pray that comes quickly for you as well.
    I am headed to Mexico myself from 10/9-10/16 but to a resort in Cancun for a vacation with my close girlfriends. Not sure if I'll be able to get to the computer much but will try and follow your blogs. Peace and Rest to you and your family. Love, Corlis

  7. Hey ya'll :)
    the pictures of the sunset remind me of a line from one of my sister, Lisa's songs:
    "He writes my name in the sunset, with a flaming, firey pen"...
    Looks like He did that for you! BEAUtiful!
    missed talking to you last night...maybe tonight?
    hope all is well and you guys had an easy day yesterday.
    talk to you soon.
    love ya-kara


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