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My brave dad has been at it again…another surgery.

It was decided that the two probes were not positioned properly to eliminate the tremor in dad’s left hand. The question: Add another probe or move the two that were already in place? We weren’t sure what the final decision was until after the surgery. They moved one probe and repositioned it. Next Wednesday he will return to Ann Arbor, the generator will be turned back on, and the settings will be adjusted. Technology is so amazing, isn’t it?

It was an agonizing day for me as I waited for news in Tennessee…the whole time asking myself “WHY!” I didn’t go up again – regardless of what it did to the family and school schedules. My good friend, Mary, reminded me, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippeans 4:6-7)

Before surgery.

Before surgery.

As you can see from these pictures, my dad looks so peaceful. He knew what was coming, what it would take to endure it, and was at peace. He did say that it was much more difficult to sit still, even though it was shorter.

They brought laptops so we were able to Skype while they waited and I saw dad when he returned to his room. He looked SO MUCH BETTER – no discoloration or swelling like the last time.

I am so thankful that Raymond and Becky were able to get the day off work again – and for Tracy who will tag team with them. She will spend the night with mom tonight and drive them home tomorrow so Raymond and Becky don’t miss another day of work.

I love you, dad and mom. I’m so thankful this part of your journey is over.

After surgery

After surgery


About rlbreflections

Born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. Graduated from Oakridge High School - Go Blue! Married a University of Michigan grad - Go Blue! Back in college full-time at East Tennessee State University - Go Blue!

2 responses »

  1. Amazing to see this pictures…thankful with you all that the surgery went well, and will continue to pray for your dad Rhonda!

  2. Thank you for the update, Rhonda. May the good Lord continue to grant grace and peace to your family as your dad heals from the procedure. Love you all. ~Sue


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