I have a feeling that hospital gowns are designed for purely practical purposes in that they can be removed by the staff when you are lying there helpless. I don’t seem not mind the draft anymore having come to peace with my own nakedness years ago but it does create some interesting situations in the hospital. Is it to over the top to suggest that every staff member of the hospital that gets to see your naked parts has to also show you theirs? It might change how gowns are made in a quick hurry. In any case there are now a few more people in this world that have seen the Rabyd Theologian naked and they didn’t go into shock over it. Neither did I, come to think of it.
Surgery was a resounding success and I am off to a pretty good start as I have only had to take one pain pill as the pain seems very minimal. It has cause me to theorize that that particular section of my body is either lacking in pain sensors or my pain tolerance has gotten even higher which is saying something. More likely though is that God is being very gracious to me so I will stick with that. I have to hand it to the progress of anesthesia as I didn’t feel it coming. I was looking at this cute brunette nurse with blue eyes named Jessica as she was telling me to relax and then – nothing until I woke up in recovery. No count off, no gradual fade, just bam.
So far it means though that I have to be extra cautious because I can’t let my lack of pain lull me into thinking that I can rush recovery as I know the new scar I will have is very much in the initial stages of healing. Have to still follow the rules for four weeks but I have an appointment with the surgeon on the 21st for a follow up so he will probably tell me the fuller story.
In any case, I was spiritually ready for anything so it went well regardless of all.
The Spirit Rundown:
Leader – Right now I have one thing to do and that is get my name on the ballot for Novermber. I have had the petition on my desk for well over a month and have till July 27th to get it in.
Minister – I have my first church council meeting since sabbatical this Sunday and I have made a commitment to tell them my concerns in full. I do not know how this will be received but I am in pretty intense prayer over it. I will let you know how it comes out.
Theologian – My outlet for my theology right now is this blog and as such I think it is my mind about my blogging goals that have changed more than anything. I guess I am trying for deeper posts rather than more of them and this may change my objectives. This blog needs to be more about my walk with God than anything else. That does not mean that the goal of 2500 posts at the end of the year has gone away, it is just seen in a different light.
Blessings and Cheers!!!