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Cancer Free – #27

Day 3 in the hospital, I still have not had anything to eat or drink.  (I could not eat or drink anything the day before surgery or the day of surgery, it’s been 4 days since I have eaten or drunk anything).  I’m waiting for my bowels to wake up after surgery.  They must be still asleep because there has not been any movement.  When I saw the doctor, the first thing he told me was I had a difficult surgery.  I don’t know how many surgeries he has done, but to classify my surgery as ‘difficult’ didn’t sound like a good thing or something to celebrate.  But the told me he removed ALL of the cancer.  So, on October 9, 2018, I was cancer-free.  Hallelujah!! My first question to him was if I could have some water and he said “No”. I asked if my ostomy would be temporary or permanent and he told me not to worry about that, first I had to have a bowel movement.  I was supposed to have an ileostomy and he did a colostomy instead. I was told that a colostomy was easier to take care of and that you did not have to watch your intake of foods as closely as you have to with an ileostomy.  I was still in the dark about my ostomy and its function and maintenance.  I was told to walk as much as possible to wake up my bowels.  I think my body was in shock because it had been 4 days since I had eaten anything.  I walked as much as possible.  I wrote a few scriptures when I would sit in the chair. It was difficult for me to write because I could not read the scriptures on my phone with my glasses on and I could not write the scriptures in my book with my glasses off. But I wrote as many as I could as long as I could. O LORD my God, I cried out to you, And You healed me. Psalm 30:2. Exodus 23:35, Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water.  I will take away sickness from among you,

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