Joanne is going to have surgery on the 15th. Initially we were told that it would be an out-patient surgery but we found out today that she will be admitted to the hospital for at least the first night and maybe more. Joanne is very concerned. She has spent so much time in the hospital this year and going back in, even for a night or two feels like a real setback to her. I honestly think its for the best and that they will be able to keep her comfortable and pain-free in the 24 hours after the surgery, but my heart hurts for Joanne as she has such sadness and worry about this.
Obviously Joanne will have Gran or Papa or I (and maybe all three of us!) by her side 24 hours a day while she is in the hospital and my mom is going to come to our house for a few days to take care of the girls. So we have good support.
But I am writing this post mainly to ask for prayer for Joanne. She is at a very low point, and very anxious.
1. That a wave of peace that surpasses understanding will wash over her.
2. That the surgery will go as planned and that there wouldn't be any complications that would keep her in the hospital for more than a day or two.
3. That we will be able to figure out how to do life once Joanne gets back home. She will be in a splint for two weeks before her cast goes on and she won't be able to put any weight on it. This presents obvious challenges and we need very practical wisdom to figure out how to accomplish even the most simple tasks.