Finding the Merry in Merry Christmas

Today marks the one month anniversary of my heart surgery.  I am not really sure why I haven’t posted in so long, it honestly just hasn’t crossed my mind.

Here’s the update.  The first two weeks after my heart surgery were pretty up and down.  They had warned me that I would still have problems due to the fact that they had aggravated the heart so much.  According to the doctor, the scar tissue has to build up around the areas they burned around the heart.  Supposidly they couldn’t get to three areas in the heart.  Two of those areas were too close to my esophagus and one area was too close to my diaphragm which could cause that to be paralyzed.  Very risky~!  Other than that, they burned all of the areas on the left and right side of the heart.  I really underestimated the healing it would take from this surgery.  As a matter of fact, I was scolded by my nurse/doctor that I went back to work too early and haven’t sufficiently given myself time to heal.  I would have to agree.  All the episodes that have been happening bring back horrible memories of me having problems and not being able to control it.

But, I have good news.  Since school let out last week, I haven’t  had any problems in the last 4 days.  What does this mean?  I am not really sure, and I have my theories.  One theory would be that I am finally starting to heal.  That would be my my most sought out theory.  But then there’s the theory that maybe, just maybe that school is having a huge impact on myhealth and my body is not handling the stress that comes with teaching.  Honestly, I don’t consider it a stress-filled job because it’s something I love doing and something that God has opened the door for.  But I guess my body does think it’s stressful and handles it in a negative way (my heart).  It just seems strange to me that the problems I have the most are during the week when I’m at school or on Friday from all the stress taht built up.  This pattern is one I’ve been living with all year.  And now that I’m on Christmas Vacation and have 2 weeks to have a stress-free life, I’m am doing so well.  Not one heart issue this week.  For me, this is huge!!!!!!!!!

As I reflect back on this year, it was a tough Health year.  First breaking my ankle and secondary, dealing with all of my heart issues.  At times it was more than I could bear.  But God saw me through every step!  He taught me so many things along the way too.  I would haven’t have traded this year for any other as when we are placed in these circumstances, we grow tremendously!  I’m really praying that 2010 holds a much better year for my family and I.

Merry Christmas my friends!  As really, the Merry in Merry Christmas wouldn’t be possible with out Jesus!  Thank you Jesus for bringing my family and I through a difficult 2009 and praying for a new year with new beginnings of growth wth my family.



4 Responses to “Finding the Merry in Merry Christmas”

  1. 1Darylynn

    Hi Kacy! I’m so glad that you’re healing well from your heart surgery! I’m sure any procedure on your heart is a BIG DEAL and you should take it easy and let your heart time to heal. I have to agree that teaching is stressful but I also appreciate your love of it. This break for the holidays will probably give you some answers about how it is affecting things. Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2010! (((Big Hugz)))


  2. 2Susan

    Hi Kacy, sounds like you may have to give up teaching for your health. I will be praying for you over this. Enjoy your vacation. Hugs


  3. 3Lori

    Kacy, I didn’t realize you had heart issues and surgery. I am so sorry I wasn’t there praying for you, but I will be now. I will pray for continued healing. I hope this is a better year for you!! Happy New Year!! ((BIG HUGS))!!!


  4. 4Tammy

    Hey sweetie! I wish you had another week off school so that you could heal a bit longer, but God will sustain you. I will continue to pray for you. Hope we can chat soon. Love ya! xo


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