- Username: marylaw
- Location: Winfield, KS, USA
- Member Since: 7/26/2008
- BMI: 44.7
- Hoping to have surgery
- Surgery Type: VSG (11/17/08)
- Surgeon: Gregory Walton, M.D.
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Surgeon TestimonialGregory Walton, M.D.When I attended the informational seminar, Dr. Walton was the presenter. I was impressed by his unassuming demeanor, his humor, and his knowledge. When I found out that I could get an appointment with him, I was delighted. When I met with him, I just knew he was the surgeon for me! I have had several challenges already, and Dr. Walton has been very helpful and encouraging. His staff has been wonderful. Everyone emphasizes the importance of pre- and post-op care. Dr. Walton and I both know there are risks, not only in connection with the surgery but with me as the patient. I feel like I am part of the team, to make sure my experience is the best it can be. I feel \"heard,\" and that is so important to me. No question is \"stupid.\" I appreciate Dr. Walton's surgical expertise and his sensitive bedside manner.rnI'm sure Dr. Walton is not a perfect surgeon, but, so far, he's come close.
- Books & Literature - I'm an avid reader. I love to learn and be challenged.
- Writing - I enjoy writing spiritual devotionals and articles.
- Teaching - I'm a retired English teacher. I still enjoy teaching; I just don't get paid.
- Walking - I used to enjoy walking. I look forward to being able to again.
- Singing - My favorite form of worship is singing.
- Christianity - Radically saved (40 years and counting)
- Married - Very!!!
|Life Goes On
posted on 11/12/10 8:10 pm
It's been so long since I wrote in this blog. Life has been a challenge, for me. God is good...all the time, and He helps me handle whatever comes my way.
I'm dealing with several health challenges, none of which are from my weight-loss surgery. I don't know how it will all turn out, but one of the best things about knowing Jesus as Savior is that I know if He calls me Home, Home is where I will be, for all eternity.
I'm not writing, currently. I go through dry spells. This is one of them, but I really hope to be able to continue with the Life Plan Devotional, at least until I have enough daily devotions to cover one year.
Two weeks ago tomorrow, I said goodbye to a dear friend. We were standing in faith for her healing from 2 brain tumors, but then Jesus gave her a glimpse of Heaven, and she made her choice. Her dear husband (they would have celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this Sunday) said that he knew she was seeing Heaven, and he asked her, "What do you see?" and she answered, "I see...everything!" and then she said, "Oh, God. It's so beautiful."
While I rejoice that my dear friend is healed and happy, in the presence of the Lord, I ache for her husband and daughter (she turns 18 this month), who are missing her desperately. There were an estimated 750 people at her funeral, her Homegoing Celebration. She touched a lot of lives, even though she was mostly a stay-at-home wife and mother. She taught little ones, in Sunday School, as well as at AWANA. It doesn't take much, though, to impact others for Jesus. Her smile lit up the room, and her laughter was infectious. I miss her.
Just a few days ago, I thought of my mom, as it was the 9th anniversary of her move to Heaven. There are so many friends and loved ones there, now, that it makes me Homesick. I feel the tug to go, but also the tug to stay.
I'm having a stress echo on the 18th, so if anyone reads this, who believes in the power of prayer, please pray for me, for courage and for whatever outcome is best. My heart is tired. It doesn't take much to wear me out, so if there's something that needs to be fixed, I'm ready for it to happen.
My weight is at a standstill, and has been for so long, it seems. I cannot exercise at all; between my knees and my heart, it's just not possible right now. I just pray that in the future I will be able to, for I know it's key in my weight-loss journey.
Well, that's about it. I do think of my OH friends, and I pray for all of you daily. I feel I've abandoned you, otherwise, and if you feel the same way, I'm so very sorry.
Love to All,
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