22 February 2021 (12:45)
Just a quick background. I was admitted last 19 February 2021 for this operation. This is my second-time operation to reconstruct the hole in my eardrum.(Tympanoplasty (say “tim-PAN-oh-plass-tee”) is surgery to repair a hole in the eardrum.
I’ve gone through a lot of operation but God has always proved me HIS power and HIS greatness in all these difficulties. And so as like before, I praise HIM. His wonders and miracles again became a great testimony to everyone who is suffering and experiencing difficulties that they may believe on God’s power and might.
I just want to share my experience during the operation. They send me to OR @12:45 dated 22 February 2021. All the nurses, health aide, anesthesiologist, and doctor were nice. They smiled at me. They asked me how I feel. I said I am a bit nervous and afraid. Don’t get me wrong by that feeling ‘coz I really put my confidence in God, I trust God and fully depend on God on this situation. But I know that sometimes “it’s okay to say we are not okay” and being honest on what I felt that moment was really not a bad thing. But in my mind I am praying and telling God “please take charge and into your hands i commit my life and everything”.
And so the anesthesiologist talked to me about this and that, asking me a lot of questions to ease these feelings. When they pushed the IV medicine (induction of anesthesia) I felt dizzy and sleepy but they were still talking to me. I know that this is it so I told them “I am going to sleep now?” And the last word that I said was, “..goodnight everyone!”.
I really don’t know what happened during the operation ‘coz I am on my deep sleep. When I fell asleep I saw myself in a place wherein there was a large crowd of people. They were singing, raising their hands, and worshiping God. I am so excited to join them. Then when I was trying to go back I had a hard time. I started to speak in tongues then I saw Ptr. Gio raising his hands toward heaven and worshiping God. He started to lay his hands on me. I also saw Mary reaching out to me and trying to wake me up. I saw Luigi as well. They are too far for me to reach them. And then I heard a lot of voices calling my name, shaking me, and waking me up.
Then I was finally half awake. Praise God.
My huny sweet Sandy was not there to assist me on my operation day but I saw my good friend Nurse Lilian and she told me that she will work 2 pm. I overheard her saying just relax the operation was successful. And on my mind, I was thanking God for allowing me to wake up and giving me life again.
But that dream continued in the recovery room. I saw Edel and a lot of people praying for me but I went far again to an unknown place. I don’t know if I am on the stage of hallucinations, delusions, and illusions. But I know for sure, God gave me another life to live. He has a great purpose in my life.
Finally, they called the ward to pick me up. I was still not fully awake but I am aware of the situation. Still sleepy and dizzy and nauseated. I am not expecting someone to be there in my room. I have company in my room we are 4 patients. So I am fine with that. They are all nice as well. Then Mary came I think I was sleeping when she came. I just feel that she hold my hand, she said she is there. I feel so sleepy so I just squeeze her hand a little telling her I am glad she is here. I continue to rest and I woke up again and sleep and woke up. She told me not to nod my head. If she will ask me and my answer is NO tap my index finger on my chest and if YES tap my whole hand on my chest. It’s funny but it helped me a lot. So if I am not sure what she is asking. I will do both so she knows the answer is MAYBE. It didn’t last for long ‘coz I tried to be okay at least to communicate. My niece Leigh and her fiancée visited me and my sister Cynthia. She cracked jokes and made me laugh but I can’t respond to her jokes ‘coz it’s really painful. My 2 son wasn’t able to come ‘coz they have school. But we did call thru facetime. Luigi cried when he saw me. He said, “I was just relieved and happy that your okay” that’s why I cried. Edel kisses me on the video. I am just happy I saw them again. If Luigi is happy and relieved. I am the happiest person here on earth ‘coz I overcome these trials again through the help of God.
Then it’s time for them to leave. ‘Coz the visiting hour is over.
I wanna praise God for His protection and for the PRAYERS of EVERYONE. I know that as you ALL interceding for my operation, God is working on my behalf. I am so overwhelmed by your love for me.
From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU everyone and ABOVE ALL. Thank you, LORD. YOU are an awesome God
To GOD be the glory!