If you would be so kind, please pray for me in my recovery from hip replacement surgery. I am an old woman, far more prone to complications per my doctors. In fact, they would normally not perform surgery of this kind on someone of my advanced age if I was not otherwise in excellent health.
I have always been described by my family as a “firecracker.” I’ve always been fiercely independent and have continued to remain so despite the fact that some days I can’t recall the year or the names of my grandchildren. I know that my mind is not as sharp as it once was, but I pray that I may be able to maintain my independence for as long as possible and ask for the humility to accept my limitations and the need for assistance if that is in my future.
I am so fortunate in that I have been blessed with the means to afford care of any kind I may need. There are many people of my age who have far fewer choices and are forced to accept whatever care may be afforded. I would also ask you to remember these people in your prayers, as they are no less deserved of quality care than am I.