Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Surgery Again! ......FOR REAL! .....REALLY! .....I KID YOU NOT!

Top shows a portion on my incision area oozing and my balding, Bottom is my and Cat after visiting the surgeon. Large pic is me showing off my new headgear!
Yesterday my incision started oozing again. This time more than it had before. I took pictures of the area and sent to my doctor friend. Do you know my friend had the nerve to call me impatient just because I didn’t give her time to look at the pics before I called her back. I admit, I was nervous. Heck, scared!  My friend recommended that I call the doctor in the morning. Going out in last night’s snow and ice was not an option.

After calling the surgeon this morning he wanted to see me immediately. Catherine and I treaded through the dangerous slick highways, Once there the doctor warned me that he would have to take off the scabs that remain on my incision area, That was his way of telling my it would hurt. As Eddie Murphy’s Buckwheat character said, OUCH, dat hurt! Once he removed the scabs our suspicions were confirmed. The bone of my cranium was exposed, therefore, the incision is not properly healing. I am oozing blood and a yellow-green substance (suspected infection). I will be having surgery in the morning to reopen the incision to repair the incision and evaluate whether I have an infection. SURGERY!!!!! AGAIN!!!! I didn't se that coming!

It’s getting harder to remain positive, but I am choosing to work against negative thoughts. When the doctor said surgery, I got so nervous that I began to shake. He had to calm me down by rubbing my hands and assuring me that everything will be okay. Heck, he said everything would be okay with the first surgery? “Dude, you are about to cut my head open again!” As a matter of fact all you folk who told me everything would be okay because your Aunt Susie, cousin, momma or friend had the same surgery, we need to talk! You didn’t tell me about a second surgery or even the paralysis in my foot! LOL!

Now that I am going back to the same hospital where I had my first surgery, I see this as an opportunity to make a few things right.
  • I will not be easily agitated as they have already labeled me. Jesus be a mouth controller.
  • I will not try to run away. Jesus be a bed chain!
  • I will not sneak in my electronic gadgets. Jesus, I really need you here.
  • I will be on time for my surgery. Jesus, be a clock.
  • I will not make the transporters wait to bring me to the surgery room until I upload my blog. Jesus, I’m gonna need help here too.
  • I will not flash everyone with my real estate while in my hospital gown. Jesus be a blanket. COVER ME!

Tomorrow’s surgery should last an hour (a lot less than my previous 7 hour surgery) and if all goes well I should be home by tomorrow evening.. Wow! I can’t believe this is happening. But you know what, WATCH GOD BE GOD! It may not be well with my circumstances. But it is well with my soul.

Thank you for your prayers


  1. God got this just like he had you the first surgery!!!
    I am so glad that you have a good sense of humor behind all of this... a fence,all around Roline tomorrow, lead and guide the surgeons hands tomorrow.. remove everything that's blocking her from healing..In Jesus name.. AMEN AMEN AMEN

  2. Roline, I'll just let God do the talking:
    1 Peter 5:10-11 GNB
    10But after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who calls you to share his eternal glory in union with Christ, will himself perfect you and give you firmness, strength, and a sure foundation. 11To him be the power for ever! Amen