Back Surgery on Tuesday

I’m scheduled to have back surgery on Tuesday the 27th. A lumbar microdiscectomy (as opposed to the more major fusion) will be performed because of a herniated disk. All other attempts to help the problem were an utter failure.

If you would be willing to pray for me I would appreciate it. I’m not concerned about the surgery itself but you could of course pray for skill for the doctor etc.

Also, I have trouble taking things one day at a time (Matthew 6:34) as I suppose everyone does to a degree. Since I also have arthritis in my back, achy muscles because of other conditions etc. I wonder how much the surgery will help and how many problems I’ll still have left. It will be what it will be and God will help me to cope as He always has. Any relief would be welcome and I should be hopeful.

And I’ve read about how there can be an emotional letdown during the first part of recovery. Supposedly there are hormones that rise during the surgery and there is a letdown afterwards. I read this on interwebs so I know it’s true. From past experience I know that pain and certain drugs won’t help that aspect of it either. Since I deal with chronic difficulties in this area I will be bracing myself for this. The physical pain itself that there might be isn’t that big of a deal. Pray that I will “suffer well”, which is something I might post about in the future.

I may try to write a quick post or two and schedule them to go up next week. I might also do a couple of re-posts from before the time most of my beloved blogging friends came around these parts. I don’t want to be like everyone else and go on hiatus but if I’m quiet for a while, that’s why.

That was the long version of saying, “I’m having surgery. Please pray for me.”

This is what I ask:

Colossians 1:11-12 NRSV
May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.

15 Responses to “Back Surgery on Tuesday”

  1. 1 Bryan

    Praying for you, brother.

  2. 2 Tim

    Loving Father, entrust Jeff to your care on Tuesday; guide with wisdom and skill the minds and hands of the medical people who minister in your Name, and grant that every cause of illness be removed, may he be restored to soundness of health and learn to live in more perfect harmony with you. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.

  3. 3 Kevin Sam

    My prayers are with you brother.  Lord, give Jeff’s surgeons a steady hand and keen sense of sight, hearing and feeling. Give the nurses that extra love to care for Jeff’s needs. In Jesus’ name. Amen.  You’re on my prayer list.

  4. 4 Damian

    Consider yourself prayed for, friend.

  5. 5 Nathan Stitt

    I’ll be praying as well. Don’t feel compelled to post anything until you are well enough to do so.

  6. 6 Robin

    Praying for Jesus to come and be with the Dr’s and other physicians, nurses, and staff that will be attending to you.  I pray for the surgery to go smoothly and for you to have a speedy recovery and that you are not in allot of pain and/or discomfort.  Preciouse father, be with our friend here and let them lean not on their own understanding, but put all trust in you.  Let them cast their anxiety and fear upon you, and keep the evil one far away from them.  In Jesus name, I pray and thank you father, Amen.  Blessings, Robin

  7. 7 Bitsy Griffin

    I’m praying Jeff! I agree with Nathan on the posting. Take care of yourself.

  8. 8 Brian

    I am sorry you have to go through this – please know can relate as I too have early arthritis in my lower lumbar area (L-4-5). 

  9. 9 Iris

    I am praying for you and for a healing touch on your body and emotions as you travel with all this. I know the Father will be glorifies through it all. Bless you!

  10. 10 Stan McCullars

    Praying for you by brother.

  11. 11 Gary Zimmerli

    Joining my heart in agreement with the brothers and sisters for a successful surgery and good recovery, Jeff.

  12. 12 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks for all the prayers, written here, said and thought.

    Brian, I might like to email you in a few weeks if this arthritis thing is an issue. Right now the nerve pain overrides everything else and I can’t tell what’s what so I’ll have to sort it all out when I’m recovered.

    Nice to see you Stan.

    I have posts already prepared and scheduled to go up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. If I’m still really hurting after that you’ll have to do without my incredibly profound posts for a while.

  13. 13 tc robinson

    Jeff, I’ll be praying for you my dear brother.

  14. 14 Scripture Zealot

    Surgery went well. I’m in a lot of pain but doing well considering. If anything comes up please answer for me. I can’t sit at the computer yet.

  15. 15 Brian

    Glad you got through it. 

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