Friday’s Fave Five #9

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I waited until later in the day to post my Fave Five list until I talked with the specialist.  Good news!

1. In the queue.   I am now officially in the queue to have my hip replaced!  They will assign me a surgeon (I could have picked one if I had a preference, but my last hip replacement was done in Calgary and I don’t know any of the surgeons in Edmonton.)  The referring doctor said up to six weeks to see the  surgeon, but the receptionist sais up to twelve weeks to see him, with surgery 3 to 4 months after that.  I’m going to be praying that we can get this all done sooner rather than later.  In other news…..I will also need my left knee replaced.  This helps explain some of mobility issues from the past months. Guess I’m vying for the bionic woman award!

2. On my own.  This Monday enough ice had melted that I was able to meander out to do errands on my own.  Though I drove around only in town, it felt great to be able to be out and about without inconveniencing anyone else.

3. Two years in double ministry.  Today marks two years since Bud started serving as the Pastor of preaching and teaching at Lighthouse in addition to his responsibilities at the college.  His gifts meld perfectly with Pastor David’s gifts and the two men serve harmoniously together.

4. Spring cleaning.  I’ve begun spring cleaning with the assistance of my house helpers.  It’s satisfying to clean up and clean out!  Bonus:  one of the charities sends a truck around to pick up donations so I don’t even have to concern myself with getting the stuff to a thrift store.

5. Less pain.  This past week I have had a cold, but have experienced a significant improvement in my fibromyalgia symptoms.  It’s good to be able to say, “Today is a good day!” several days in a row.

6 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five #9

  1. I’ve been praying for you Debbie…so good to hear your news! I am especially burdended to pray for you concerning the input you have in the “younger” women that you minister to..there is so much out there to confuse and mis-direct them.
    God bless.


  2. I’m very glad you have your date for your hip replacement – what a blessing. Glad your other symptoms were less bothersome this week too. Good health is a precious gift.

    Nice to get out and about this time of year – and do a bit of spring cleaning!

    Hope yo have a wonderful weekend!


  3. I’m glad your pain issues will soon(er) be dealt with. Good health is a blessing we should never take for granted.

    Your husband’s dual ministries sound like they are a great fit for him. Good to hear.


  4. I’m so glad for you that the hip replacement is in the works and hope and pray it may indeed happen sooner rather than later. Glad, too, for the “good days” and ability to run errands and spring clean.

    What a delight for Bud to have a coworker he blends with so well.


  5. Good news that you are now in the queue. It’s unreal how long it takes in Alberta now. Hopefully things will really go quickly now that you have made it to this point. Glad you were able to get out for a bit. This winter has given me cabin fever, it’s just seems to lasted so long!


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