Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Resting, Relaxing and Recovering

I like recovering from minor surgery. This is wierd, I know. (No comments from the peanut gallery, please.) I enjoy a forced rest, an excuse to relax. 

Yesterday morning, as a small snow storm was rolling into Chicago, I was taking deep breaths and fulling giving into my best friend, nitrous oxide. While I was aware of what was going on (dental implant), it helped me relax and made the time go by quickly.

And today, while enjoying a second day of rest, I am:

reading a fun British book, Maisie Dobbs
enjoying the snow falling outside my window
playing the word game, Ruzzle
drinking a milkshake
praying
taking lots of naps.

This afternoon, I am switching to Advil, as the pain pills make me super sleepy. Then, heading back into the book of Nehemiah, as I prepare for a speaking engagement. Would you pray with me, for God's clear direction?  
   

22 comments:

  1. Prayed with you, then started obsessing about the notion of a milkshake. ;) Glad to hear you are enjoying your R&R time and making good use of it. Self care is my mantra for 2013.

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  2. I like your three Rs!! And a milkshake sounds good as well. Heal well and I hope you find your focus. I'm sure you will.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. Praying that you get the clear guidance you need and continue to enjoy your restful recovery time.

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  4. I'm kind of like you in that a forced rest is a welcomed thing. Now, six weeks recovering from major surgery is another thing . . .

    Praying you find your focus.

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  5. I am praying for you my friend.

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  6. Dear Glenda
    Praying for you for healing and direction. Hope that your rest gives you a renewed spirit and body. Have a blessed week
    hugs
    Kate
    xoxo

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  7. Yes, sometimes it is nice to be forced to take a rest - the surgery maybe wasn't fun probably, but what a treat to slow down and rest ... praying you heal quickly, and that you receive the direction that you need.

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  8. I saw pictures of your snowstorm. So happy you could snuggle in and rest.

    Praying with you for God's direction.

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  9. Prayers for an easy recovery and thanking God with you for nitrous oxide!! (I had one done last year that bruised my face terribly! But then, I'm on blood thinners and I do get the most colorful bruising these days. :>) Take it easy, my friend. I'm betting it was your upper jaw - those are trickier.

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  10. Yes! Praying for continued recovery and for your teaching. I love teaching Nehemiah - it's just an amazing jewel of the Old Testament.

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  11. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery. That small snow storm left us with 8" of the white stuff. We're just a little NW of the city and got the brunt of it. Blessings to you.

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  12. Glenda hope the healing goes well...and that God shines the light you need on Nehemiah.

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  13. Will do. Hope you can enjoy your weekend! Enjoy that snow. Last week, at this time, that same storm was projected to hit us with 12 inches or so. My kids were calling it their best shot at a day off of school. They were so disappointed when on Sunday the forecast was adjusted and completely missed us.
    Kate

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  14. Just sit back and take it easy, Glenda! Praying for clear direction for you. (My husband is doing this surgery next week...)

    Hope the healing goes without a hitch. Take care.

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  15. Rest is good. Praying your mouth is healing and praying for direction to come for your study. (I know it will!) Blessings to you, my friend!

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  16. that is a great attitude! wishing you an uneventful recovery!

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  17. oh i pray this comment finds you pain free and up and around? i need valium before any dental procedure it just scares the heck out of me.
    ok...is this the speaking thing we've been praying about for some months now?:)
    LOVE nehemiah! praying abba speaks so clearly through you and that through vulnernablity women will be broke open in a good way to let the healing begin...xo

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  18. Hope that you are feeling better and have rested and read the week away.

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  19. So glad you could rest after your procedure. Hope you are feeling better. Yes, I will pray with you for direction as you study Nehemiah. I wish I could be there to hear what you have to share!
    ~Adrienne~

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  20. Hope you are all recovered Glenda. I had nitrous oxide once at the dentist many years ago. I remember the dentist and assistant looking like their faces were distorted, sort of like when you look in a Christmas tree ornament and your face looks all strange. :)
    Praying for clear vision for you. Take care my friend!

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  21. Oh my; I'd rather have a baby than dental work! I'm so glad your mouth is better. I, too, love British novels-- I like Maisie.

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