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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Two simple words...

When things go wrong,
do we really TRUST GOD?

I can honestly say I trust GOD and here's why...

Yes, I know it's been way too long that I've been gone, but
you'll never believe the week I've had...NEVER.

I don't even believe it and I lived through it. 

The last you all heard from me, I posted the night of my mom's surgery.
I gave you all an update on how great my mom was doing.

An HOUR after I hit the "publish now" button
things went terrible wrong.
NOT with my mom, but with ME.

I didn't know what was going on but I knew something was wrong.
I started having the worse stomach pains AGAIN and the worse
vomiting a person should ever have to experience AGAIN.

I say AGAIN because this happened a few months ago.
The Colonel rushed me to the hospital where they kept me in
the ER for a few hours re-hydrating me and filling me with pain medicines.
And sending me home telling me I had a stomach flu/virus.

At that time, I thought THAT was the worse pain I had ever experienced in my life.
Well, I was wrong.
Really wrong.

Because the night of my mom's surgery I clung to the toilet trying
so hard not to pass out in front of my son, who was trying so hard to help me.
Remember, the Colonel was in Wisconsin and my mom was in the hospital.

I told him I needed someone to get me to the hospital and he called my friend, Olga,
who came and drove me the 15 miles to the nearest hospital.

While I was in the ER, Olga said she was afraid I was having a stroke.
My words were slurred and my blood pressure was dangerously low.

I don't remember much of what happened other 
than wondering to myself 
when the alien was going to rip open my stomach 
and appear before everyone.

The pain was THAT bad.

I don't even want to go into the whole "trying to find the Colonel to let him know" situation.
Let's just say he had no clue what I was going through for about 12 hours.

But he was wonderful and was able to get on a plane and come home.
I guess the words, "She's meeting with the surgical team now" made the Army realize
he needed to be with me in Pennsylvania and not in Wisconsin.

The hospital kept me for 3 days.
Thankfully, I didn't need surgery.
They ran test after test, finally treating the intestinal infection I believe never left my system.

This was all happening while my mother was in another hospital 
recovering from her open heart surgery.

I never felt so horrible in my whole life.

The past few days have NOT gone according to MY plan, and
I certainly do not understand why this had to happen, 
but God has everything in control and I trust Him completely. 

Oh, and my mom is doing GREAT!

My sister took this picture 3 days AFTER surgery.  

The first day I was able to visit with Mom again was last Sunday...
the day we brought her home from the hospital.

She is home and I'm trying my very best to get her to SLOW DOWN!

Thank you all for your prayers!


  1. Dear Lois, so sorry to hear about the terrible week and health issues you have been through. I have been praying for your mom and will pray for you both for a speedy and complete recovery!

  2. Oh Lois, I am so sorry you have had such an ordeal. Isn't it so awesome to know that when the horrible things happen, we do really trust God?

    I don't get why they happen either, but it sure blesses me to know that our Savior kept you through it...as He promised He would, and that you're better now. And praise God for the joy on your Mom's face!! He is sooo amazing, and you are truly blessed!

    Love ya,

  3. I am so sorry to hear about what you have gone through. How awful! I'm glad you didn't require surgery and hope that you will be completely recovered soon.
    Your mom is looking really good. I am keeping you both in my prayers.

  4. Well, bless your heart! I'm glad to hear that you recovered to write about it! My goodness! Thank the Lord for His gracious healing! You're mom looks great! Hope you are both feeling well.

  5. OH dear, so glad you're making a recovery and your Mother looks wonderful. Praise God for His grace and mercy to you both.

  6. Lois, your mom is so cute and looks great. You, on the other hand..I hope you are on the upswing of this terrible thing! Bless your heart kid! I'm glad you have people to care for you and that your mom is doing well. She many have to come over and take care of you! :D It's good to hear, er READ your voice!

  7. Oh dear Lois I am so sorry to hear how sick you have been! You poor thing! I am glad that they figured it out and you are doing better. Your mom looks great and I am so glad she is doing so well. Take care. Hugs, Elena

  8. So sorry to hear about your ordeal, Lois, and am glad you and your mother are feeling better, she really looks great. I will continue to pray. Take care of yourself.

  9. Oh Lois I knew something was going on as I was reading the posts on facebook so I was praying for you both. What an ordeal! I am soo sorry you had to go through all of this, and I am soo glad you are feeling better, and that your mom is doing so well recovering from her surgery. But I am even happier to hear that you have experienced first hand how during such ordeals the Lord really is there for you, filling you with a peace that is hard to describe. I have experienced this too and there is just nothing like it. He makes trusting Him so much easier that way. Now rest up as much as you can! Hugs!

  10. Bless your heart, Lois...you sure have been through quite an ordeal. What a blessing that you didn't require surgery and that you're now on the road to recovery. Praise be! So happy to hear that your mom is continuing to improve, too. Rest well and get better!

  11. Lois, wow- so much has been going on for you and your family- it gets dizzying. I have not been in the loop much the past few weeks, but wanted to read a few blogs today and see how my friend in PA was doing...Mom looks great. Hope you are back 100 percent soon. Please take care of yourself. Love that bracelet! A great reminder- we always need it ...at least I do!

  12. Bless your heart, Lois! I am so sorry you had to endure all of this...especially while your Mom was having surgery. Your mom looks fantastic! You are both, obviously, strong women. May you both continue to heal!

  13. Oh Lois! What a terrible time you've been through. Praise God for bringing you through on this. Your mom looks like she's doing well. I will be praying that you will be completely healed, God willing, and that your trust does not wane. He is faithful. And I think that's something we always need to remind one another as followers of Christ. Blessings.♥

  14. Oh my gosh Lois, so sorry to hear you were so ill. How terrible for you that you weren't there for your moms surgery.

    I hope you get rid of this bug and it stays gone this time.

  15. So very sorry about your sickness, Lois. I'll be praying for you and your mom. I'm happy she is doing so well.

  16. I'm so sorry to hear that news, how terrible. But good you are on the mend. Glad your mom is doing well. Best wishes to you both.

  17. I'm sorry to hear of your illness but happy to hear that you are much better! Your mother looks really great just a few short days after surgery! I'm so glad she's doing so well. Prayers will be said for you both for continued good health. Take care!

  18. Hi Lois,
    Sure hope you are feeling much better by now. Do the meds they are giving you seem to be working?? Surely hope so, have been praying for you and your Mom. Thankful for Olga that she was able to get you to the hospital and sure Michael was very relieved about that to say the least.
    Hope your Mom continues to do well,
    and doesn't overdue........that is so hard not to do when you are feeling better! That was a really good picture of her for only 3 days after..........

    This was a great post cause it is so true that sometimes life is not easy in the least but we know who holds are future and we know He means it for our good in some way
    even tho we can't see it now.
    Personally, I think He is getting His people ready for hard times or just making us ready for Heaven,
    cause if everything is rosey here why would we want to leave..........the more trials and stuff we go thru the more ready I am for Him to come and get us out of here!! lol

    Blessings for a Healthy week my dear, Nellie

  19. Praise God you are both okay - your mom looks great - gosh I didn't know that was happening - but I do remember when you were sick a couple months ago. I am glad your hubby got home. Hugs. sandie

  20. So sorry that you have been sick my friend, glad you are on the mend. Poor Michael, that must have scared the dickens out of him seeing you so ill. Prayers that you and Mom Sunshine continue to heal. Many hugs!

  21. Miss Lois,

    I hope you are feeling better!!!! I missed seeing the what's for dinner question and suggestions :)