I found out on Tuesday evening that I need to have a total hysterectomy before returning to Tanzania.
I was pretty shocked. I cried when Byron picked me up and I told him about it. I wasn't expecting to need major surgery to deal with my issues. That's because I didn't know I had sizable fibroids and a great big cyst in my life.
At this point I'm nervous, annoyed and a little overwhelmed.
I find that I'm struggling, too, with spikes of fear.
Hospitals make me feel sick. I felt faint having a mammogram today. It's weird, I know.
But I also know that I'm thankful for help, incredible technology, advanced medicine, a concerned family and caring friends.
I'm thankful to God for timing and leading and provision.
I'll hand my fear over to him.
Surgery is set for 13 May. Before that, I'll be here and there in Southern California. After that, find me sitting quietly at Mom and Dad's.