Tuesday, March 29, 2011

To Explain...

Quick note from Belinda

To explain my absence--just in case anyone out there wonders what happened to me. :) 

Paul had back surgery on Monday, and although it was day surgery (which is amazing,) he did need some tender loving care. I have been busier than usual making soup, making sure he isn`t fainting while walking to the washroom and generally ensuring that he is safe and supported. He is making the most of it while it lasts. :) 

The wonderful news is that this operation, to remove pressure on his sciatic nerve, will give him back his walking legs. He hasn`t ever stopped walking, but did so in great pain and with the knowledge that his right leg could give way at any time. This problem should be resolved once the bruised nerve heals. Then he just has to go for physiotherapy to strengthen his back muscles. 

How grateful we are for excellent health care and the privilege of good treatment by skilled hands. We thank God for all of these blessings.


Dave Hingsburger said...

I HAD wondered where my daily fix of 'Belinda's Bloggoing Brilliance' but didn't want to ask. I know what it is to have a blog rule your life or make unreasonable demands. So I thought it best to wait. I'm glad I did. You've been busy with real life taking serious real responsibility. Sometimes we forget that the virtual world and it's needs ranks second to real world demands. Ah you are wise decision maker, I am just a padawan learning from Jedi master.

Marilyn said...

Prayers for his speedy and thorough recovery! - Marilyn

Belinda said...

Oh, thank you for good wishes, prayers, and laughter. "Jedi master?" :)

underthecoverofprayer said...

So happy your time away was to love, serve and be with your husband. We are so fortunate in Canada to have all of this health care available without hitting our pocket books. While visiting the States for these months we have seen first hand what happens to people who have to pay; either they neglect seeing a doctor (with dire consequences later);they pay hefty insurance premiums whether they have a workplace that opts into programs or pay premiums themselves; or they can't pay and are left mortgaging homes and lives or they die!
I love Canada, our health system and how we care for each other.

Belinda said...

Yes, Jan, we have much to be thankful for. I am ever grateful!