Posted: June 13, 2007 in Family and Friends

There is a time for everything under the sun, and this week happens to be the time for everyone at the Ocean Springs Church of Christ to face potential surgery.

* Several of us spent Monday morning at the hospital in Gulfport expecting surgery for Jim, but that was only the beginning of a waiting game that continues to now as to what will happen with the mass found in his throat. So far, surgery has been ruled out, but everything hinges on the results from the biopsy taken yesterday afternoon. Still no word on that.

* Several of us spent this morning at the hospital in Pascagoula with Rebecca while her mother, Pat, underwent surgery for her colon cancer. Everything went well, and there was no “extra” cancer discovered, but the surgery was quite invasive, and recovery will be a challenge. She will begin with a four or five day hospital stay.

* Eileen went to sit with Barbara for Norton’s heart procedure today. She called to tell me all went well, and the doctors successfully shocked his heart back into rhythm. She said it only took them once. Norton’s health has been a concern for several months now.

* Tomorrow, my secretary, Marvel, will undergo sinus surgery. She has been anticipating this for a long time, and it is finally scheduled for tomorrow, appropriately, on Surgery Week for the Ocean Springs Church of Christ. She’ll be out of the office for the rest of the week.

I do own a calendar. But I’m scared to look at next week.

To misquote Jesus, “this week has enough surgeries of its own.”

  1. Danny says:

    Yep, it has been my experience that things like surgeries at church come in bunches.

    I know your ministry was very meangingful and powerful to them all.

  2. Al Sturgeon says:

    Thanks, Danny. Jim got bad news last night – twice. He heard that his brother collapsed at work in south Georgia and his brain dead, then he learned his cancer is malignant. Unbelievably tough day for he and his family.

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