Believing For My First Day of Good News

Good morning, good morning!! (For those of you who don’t know me well, “Good morning!”, is one of my favorite things to say. 🙂 Not that I like to wake up at 5:00 am or anything, but when I do get up I just love to smile the cheesiest grin and say “Gooooood morniiiiiiiing!” It makes the day!)

Anyway, today is off to a good start and we actually even showed up for my first appointment an hour early! We have our clocks set to Central Time but apparently our internal clocks are still an hour ahead. No matter though, it just gives me time to update!

We stopped by our favorite place this morning, Caribou COFFEE!! I love that place and the aroma and the atmosphere… It’s always a good way to start the day. Unfortunately, I could not partake in the coffee yet because I am NPO until after my first procedure; however, I did get to partake in the Caribou Coffee Question of the Day! “Who Is Your Hero?” And if you look closely, you’ll see a J & K Combs at the bottom right. That’s right, my parents are no doubt my heroes. You’ll remember their anniversary post that Kristen, Jarrod, Bryan, and I wrote last time I was here, and every word was true. They are amazing parents and two of my very best friends.

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I was going to say that we are checked in and waiting but they actually already called me back and the procedure is over! They looked at my drain and it was in a good place so they didn’t even have to move it. I did get a new drain though and, Praise God, it is much smaller, way less bulky, and will be infinitely easier to deal with that the last one.

RIght now, we don’t really know much about what they found or decided to do. I did get to look at one of the x-rays they took and I could see a small pocket of fluid left to drain. So, yes, looks like I’ll still have the drain for a while but this one I can handle!

Soon I will be dismissed and then we will wait till 4:30 p.m. our time, 5:30 p.m. for most of you all, and at that point I will get to see my gastro. He will then be able to answer all of our questions and let me know when the drain can come out. Good news is on it’s way!!

Now we get to wait around and go get some good food. I’m starving! 🙂

I also had another amazing, God-moment with my devotion this morning. I’ll share later but trying to type with an oxygen-sat monitor taped around my finger is getting a bit difficult so that’s all for now!

P.S. Every nurse that came in the operating room all said the same thing, and guess what that was?… “Good morning!” I knew I liked this place.

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