Good morning people! I hope this week is finding y’all well! Before I get too deep into this blog, I would like to go ahead and apologize to my male readers. Please, don’t stop reading simply because there will be a brief discussion about something girly. You’ll get over it!
As most of y’all know, I had a total hysterectomy Wednesday, January 18, at approximately 12:30 pm. They took my uterus, fellopian tubes, and cervix. Upon awakening, I was greeted by, what I thought, in my extremely groggy state, had to be an angel! A welcoming sight no doubt! But it wasn’t an angel, it was Hot Dan! Well, that’s how those in the medical field refer to him. I, being a proper, married woman, would never refer to another man as hot! Plus, my husband proofreads my blog! Ahem, anyway. Although having Hot Dan, I mean Dr. Hudson awaken you isn’t the worst way to be wakened, he was the bearer of bad news!
It seems that during surgery, while trying to remove my rather enlarged uterus, the instrument slipped and sliced into my bladder. I have to admit, he must be really good, because I never felt a thing! You know, when you’re totally doped up and barely coherent, it’s hard to get mad at someone! As he proceeded to tell me about the mishap, and how I would be going home with a catheter, all I could think to say was, at least now I won’t have to get out of bed to pee! Now that I’ve been home, and am having to drag around this dang pee bag, it’s not as convenient as I thought it would be!! In fact, it sort of sucks!
Everywhere I go, which isn’t far mind you, I have to grab that dang bag! If my pajama pants (which is all I’m able to wear at the moment) don’t have pockets, on which I can hang the bag, I’m then rendered one handed, because I have to hold that dang bag! I can’t do anything without having to worry about that dang bag! I was extremely scared to blow my nose, cough, or doo doo at first, because I thought I could pop out the catheter. It has been a thorn in my side, or rather my nether region! It’s definitely given me a new respect for people who have to deal with this kind of stuff on the daily! And it’s way more than just an inconvenience! You have to worry about getting an infection, because there’s something foreign hanging from your body! But as usual, God has shown me something through all of this!
This whole ordeal is a lot like sin! Sin will, often times, introduce itself to you in a very good looking package. It will smile at you, much like Hot Dan, with that adorable face, telling you he sliced into your bladder, and make it sound like the best thing since sliced bread! Sin, aka instant gratification, doesn’t want you to think about the future. Sin would only have you think of how good things may look in the here and now! Then, just like this catheter, sin attaches itself to you, so that you have to drag it around everywhere you go! You can’t hide it for long either, because it goes everywhere you go! Sure, you can strap a bag to your leg, and almost forget that it’s there! That is until the bag starts leaking, and pee runs down your leg! Sin makes you scared to do other things, because the condemnation that goes along with it tells you you can’t! The good news is, much like this dang catheter, you can get rid of sin! Even though there could be lasting consequences, God always provides a way out!
Don’t be deceived by things that come in pretty packages! Don’t let sin tell you that you’re stuck! Look to the One who can deliver! You don’t have to drag guilt and shame around with you forever!
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1