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I could use every spare prayer I can get for my momma tomorrow. She is having surgery to remove part of her colon, in order to get rid of some possibly cancerous cells. It is not super major, like open heart surgery or anything, but...still, any surgery...you know how it goes.

The surgeons seem really good which is comforting. They said that while her condition is pretty rare, the procedure itself is relatively routine. That said, two of the hospital's (actually in the whole state) top colorectal surgeons will be in on it. Which is comforting and discomforting at the same time.

Anyway, I have had this pit in my stomach since the surgery was scheduled that something bad was going to happen. Yes, surgeries gone wrong are rare, but they DO happen. My worry isn't necessarily related to the kind of surgery but just to surgery in general. I've watched way too many Grey's Anatomy marathons in which a common surgery goes wrong. Heck, just last night, I was reading in Readers Digest, and there was an article about botched surgeries. I mean, I know surgery is common-place, people have them every day, and I think nothing of it. Now, I can't stop thinking about it.

Every little thing that comes up has me wondering if it is some divine providence. My mom wanted to paint her bedroom a more masculine color. Is it because she anticipates my Dad having the room to himself? People have been dropping by to visit. Is the Lord giving them one last visit? My cousin who was supposed to go back to school decided to delay going back till after the surgery. Why did God put it on her heart to wait? And so on and so forth. I keep thinking about her high blood pressure and the medications she is on, and what if her blod clots?

I go on Google and read about the procedures and all that, and I read testimonials from people, and it calms me down, but then I go too far and read too much, and start reading all the really bad stuff. I keep going back and forth...am I having some sort of legitimate intuition, or is the Devil just causing me all this excess doubt?

Anyway, so prayers are much needed. (I forgot to pray the Novenas that I was going to pray, I could just kick myself) And any light you can shed on my anxiety would be much appreciated.
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Saint Beatrice da Silva Meneses
  • Memorial: August 17
  • Confirmed miracle involved the cure of a malignant colon tumor in 1945.
  • Praying

    Saint Peregrine Laziosi
  • Memorial: May 1
  • Patronage: against cancer
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    Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • Memorial: October 18
  • Patron Saint of Physicians, Surgeons
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    Saint Anne
  • Memorial: July 26
  • Patron Saint of mothers
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    Saint Lydwina of Schiedam
  • Memorial: April 14
  • Patronage: against prolonged suffering
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    Saint Thomas the Apostle
  • Memorial: July 3
  • Patronage: against doubt
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    Jul 25th 2014 new
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    (quote) Melissa-537851 said: I could use every spare prayer I can get for my momma tomorrow. She is having surgery to remove part of her colon, in order to get rid of some possibly cancerous cells. It is not super major, like open heart surgery or anything, but...still, any surgery...you know how it goes.

    The surgeons seem really good which is comforting. They said that while her condition is pretty rare, the procedure itself is relatively routine. That said, two of the hospital's (actually in the whole state) top colorectal surgeons will be in on it. Which is comforting and discomforting at the same time.

    Anyway, I have had this pit in my stomach since the surgery was scheduled that something bad was going to happen. Yes, surgeries gone wrong are rare, but they DO happen. My worry isn't necessarily related to the kind of surgery but just to surgery in general. I've watched way too many Grey's Anatomy marathons in which a common surgery goes wrong. Heck, just last night, I was reading in Readers Digest, and there was an article about botched surgeries. I mean, I know surgery is common-place, people have them every day, and I think nothing of it. Now, I can't stop thinking about it.

    Every little thing that comes up has me wondering if it is some divine providence. My mom wanted to paint her bedroom a more masculine color. Is it because she anticipates my Dad having the room to himself? People have been dropping by to visit. Is the Lord giving them one last visit? My cousin who was supposed to go back to school decided to delay going back till after the surgery. Why did God put it on her heart to wait? And so on and so forth. I keep thinking about her high blood pressure and the medications she is on, and what if her blod clots?

    I go on Google and read about the procedures and all that, and I read testimonials from people, and it calms me down, but then I go too far and read too much, and start reading all the really bad stuff. I keep going back and forth...am I having some sort of legitimate intuition, or is the Devil just causing me all this excess doubt?

    Anyway, so prayers are much needed. (I forgot to pray the Novenas that I was going to pray, I could just kick myself) And any light you can shed on my anxiety would be much appreciated.
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    Jul 25th 2014 new
    (quote) Melissa-537851 said: ...I mean, I know surgery is common-place, people have them every day, and I think nothing of it. ..

    And any light you can shed on my anxiety would be much appreciated.
    I don't know if there actually is anybody who has surgery every day. smile Praying Praying
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