Pray for me, please ...
This is Bernice Webster writing. I am afraid I am not doing very well at the moment ...
I had hip replacement surgery; did really well afterwards (once I got past the surgery and the recovery, that is), but then back in November, I fell, and I refractured it. Had to have the durn thing re-done. Did great; then I developed an infection, and I don't remember much until waking up in the hospital, in the Intensive Care. Found out I was extremely sick. I was so bad off, I nearly died.
Just got out of the hospital last week; spent over a month in the hospital, two and a half weeks in the Intensive Care ward. I am very weak; it is all I can do to try to do things. Even doing the simplest, most mundane things tires me out; I seem to spend a lot of time sleeping ...
I haven't been to church since this happened, but quite a few members of the church (including the pastors) have stopped by to wish me well and pray with me. It has been so good seeing them; their words of encouragement and prayers mean so much to me, more than they will ever know!
I am back in the nursing home. I am afraid I will never get out. I have lost so much weight, and I don't look like myself any more. It truly frightens me. I just thank God that my darling Gar and my children (Thomas, Bridget, Bryce, and Shayla) have been by, as have the grandkids; if I didn't see their loving, familiar faces, I don't know what I would do with myself! I know they miss having me home; well, the feeling's mutual: I miss being home myself!
The place I'm at currently isn't that bad (that is, I've made a lot of new friends), and the staff treats me and the other residents well, but it isn't home, and it truly saddens me.
Well, I am going to see if I can convince myself to eat something (since becoming sick, I just don't have much of an appetite) and wheel myself down to the activities center to play bingo. I will write in here again when I am feeling stronger. Until later, this is Bernice signing off. Keep those perayers coming; I certainly need them! Thank you and God bless!
*to be continued.*