My best friend, Linda, is undergoing some major surgery today due to serious female issues. An oncologist will be working with the Gyn to figure out what is going on. Blood work came back negative for cancer (PRAISE GOD) but there are other things that are being looked at.
She has been there for me over the yrs. whenever I needed her due to my illnesses. A few times she’s driven from her home (2 hrs. away) to take me to the ER for bowel obstructions and stayed w/me until DH came from work to be with me in the hospital. I’ve been there for her when she’s needed me as well.
Linda is the kind of person who’d give a stranger the shirt off her back, a hug, or lend an ear if someone needs a kind heart to listen. We’ve been together for 20 yrs. as BFF. She is an awesome example of how a Christian should live their lives. We met at a local ostomy support group when I was a pt. at the hospital I frequent. My GI told me to go to the support meeting as I was getting depressed due to flaring up. I went and introduced myself to her. She was there w/her DH gathering info on surgery options so I sat down next to her and shared my experience/expertise (in bunny slippers mind you lol) on living w/an appliance.
After she had her surgery she came back to the group and wanted to volunteer her time as well. Since then, we’ve been through good times and bad times in each other’s lives. Her faith in me kept me going at my darkest moments. I’d take her spot in the OR if I could b/c I’ve been through it many times & don’t want to see her suffer. I thank God every day for bringing her into my life.
Please pray for her as well as her DH and only daughter. She knows that I am asking everyone I know to pray for her and she truly appreciates their kind words of support.