In any event, my web surfing led me to do some reading about surgery in general. And as I did, I came across this particular story. It seems that…
A man who had just undergone a very complicated operation kept complaining about a bump on his head and a terrible headache. Since his operation had been an intestinal one, there was no earthly reason why he should be complaining of a headache.
Finally his nurse, fearing that the man might be suffering from some post-operative shock, spoke to the doctor about it.
The doctor assured the nurse, “Don’t worry about a thing. He really does have a bump on his head. About halfway through the operation we ran out of anesthetic.”*
Let’s just say I’m glad I didn't awake from surgery to find any knots on my head! But I did discover what happens when the anesthesia wears off: the pain sets in.
Nonetheless, they say you can’t keep a good man down. In this case, I guess the same is true for a preacher and his mouth! Just as the Doctor had promised, with the passing of each successive day, I have experienced noticeable improvement.
I am slowly chewing and swallowing. No doubt to my family’s chagrin, I am also talking more – both in the quality and the quantity of my words. Best of all, perhaps, I am now (ever so gently) brushing my teeth again!
As a result of all these things, I am encouraged. And I look forward to getting back into my regular routine very soon. In the meantime, I appreciate all the thoughts and prayers.