On February 15, in a post on my blog called “Draining the Swamp,” I asked you to pray with me that I would have a cancer-free body by Resurrection Sunday. I want to tell you where I am in my journey today.
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Draining the Swamp
While in the hospital last week for my elective procedure (called a pleurodesis), I looked forward to the result, which was the removal of the tube attached to my side to drain the fluid that accumulates daily between the lining of my lung and my chest wall. Although the tube is not painful, I do consider it a cross, and I’d like to get rid of it. The process takes time, so, unfortunately, the procedure has not yet achieved the desired result, and I still have the tube for now. While I am disappointed that we did not meet the goal we wanted, I am hopeful that within the next week or two, with the actions my pulmonologist has prescribed, we can remove the tube. I am ready for my resurrected body. In the meantime during this week, Holy Week, I continue to carry the cross of the tube. Allow me to reflect a bit on Holy Week and how it relates to our personal journeys.