Saturday, July 18, 2009


Yesterday was a very hard day. My father-in-law passed away in the early morning hours. He was 88 years old and had nine children! He had been very ill for quite a long we know that he is no longer ill and is happy and healthy. Even though we know this in our hearts, it is still so hard to say goodbye to a loved one. He was a very funny man and will be missed by all. Having lost both my parents, I know that it is not easy being an orphan and missing all the special times you share with your parents.

Another hard thing was my trip to Dr. Slater, my orthopedic doctor. I was very hopeful that this past injection, my third, would do the trick and I would be out of pain and back to work by the end of next week. He has referred me to a surgeon....which I truly do not want to have to have surgery of any kind, especially on my back. Dr. Slater said that my stenosis is pretty severe and he may not be able to help me. If this is the case, I will learn to accept this and go on....very
disappointing news!


Lisa_in_AR said...

Debbie, I'm so sorry you're having to go through all this. Before ruling out surgery, you should talk to Ben. He had bad stenosis, and to hear him talk he is a gazillion times better---no pain!
Praying that you will experience that too.

Andrea said...

Wow. You really have had a lot to deal with lately....reading your previous post...for the past 10 years actually. I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. My father in law passed away from Alhzeimers a year and a half ago. LIke you said, it's comforting to know they no longer are suffering, it is us who just have to deal with missing them at this point. Hang in there with your back. It sounds to me like you have a GREAT attitude about the whole thing, and that is just awesome.

Lynda Quick said...

Imagine going through all the storms that you have without our precious God. I thought I had a lot going on till I read your blog. I will be praying for you that your back will heal and your pain will end. Also, for peace that only God can give through the losses that you have suffered. I know what it is to lose your parents, I lost both of mine 3 weeks apart 5 years ago, both totally unexpected. I can't imagine what it is to lose a child. I am so thankful for you that you have such a wonderful church family at Fellowship North. I have heard great things about that church. I will remember you in my prayers.