A little over a month ago, I had major surgery that removed parts of several organs. I knew that part of my stomach was removed and was told repeatedly by the nurses and doctors that I need to eat 5-6 small meals a day.
Well, I barely eat three times a day and much of the time, I make myself eat at night because I know I need to eat something. Take today’s “menu”: 1 cup of cereal for breakfast, 1 slice of pizza (a first since surgery!) for lunch, and a cup of chicken spaghetti for dinner. Just so you know, at this point, I haven’t started adding fresh fruits and vegetables to my diet.
Another new norm is how easily I tire. I can go to a grocery store in town and by the time I come home I have to rest. I have lost any muscle mass I had in my legs. I don’t have much energy. I know, it takes time, yet, my mind is ready to do more. As an aside, it took me several days to decorate my 2 ft Christmas tree! 🙂
Lastly, it appears that I have become more emotional listening to music with impactful words. I listened to one song today that has become such a blessing to me. Tears welled up in my eyes and I cried knowing the Truth of the song is what I am holding onto each day.
God is with me through all of this. He knew what I would face before I even knew about it. I see places where He was at work before I would know of the need. He has promised in Isaiah 41:10: “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” He won’t let me go.