Two weeks ago today I was getting prepped for an unexpected surgery and after some prayer, I’ve decided it’s okay to share more.
In the spirit of 2 Cor 1:3-5, I’d like to share that I had a hysterectomy. I am young and have learned that many women have this procedure around my age (40, 41). I did not know this. My hope is to continue to share about my journey and recovery here on my site through reflection posts about what the Lord has been teaching me. I will say that I came into this surgery quite healthy and therefore realize that my recovery, both physically and emotionally, may look differently than many others.
As I’ve entered into this new season of life and began researching, I’ve realized that there are not a lot of women sharing about this common procedure. Similar to when I had miscarriages, there were not many sharing openly about their journey. Today you can find an abundance of resources for women who have endured the pain of miscarriage and infertility but this has been a recent phenomenon. I hope that as I share about what the Lord is teaching me about life post this major surgery, there will be more who follow.
Today, I don’t have much to share but maybe it will serve you to know you are not alone. As we wait for our resurrected bodies, we can rejoice in the hope to come and thank him for how he will use this momentary affliction. He will surely do it. He is so good to us.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too” (2 Cor 1:3-5).
(p.s. I have an army of dear friends giving me tips and such, so no need to share the latest trend. Prayers are always accepted and appreciated, however!)