For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. Psalm 91:11-12
So let me tell you a story about a girl who was supposed to have surgery last week. During pre-op one test came back wonky indicating that it might take longer than normal for her blood to clot. Her surgeon thought, “No. Let’s not cut her open, even though the cuts would be just millimeters small, until we know what’s going on with her blood.” So this girl was referred to a hematologist who had a battery of tests run on her blood all which came back normal. The hematologist, adorable, bow-tie-wearing man, thought, “hmmm, I wonder if, in fact, the problem is that this girl has a mutation that would make her prone to clots rather than not clot fast enough,” and he ordered a deeper test for lupus anticoagulant, even though, a lupus anticoagulant screen had been performed earlier in the year because this girl’s plastic surgeon had wondered the same thing and that test had come back negative, but with an asterik. (Oh, and by the way this plastic surgeon was supposed to perform a very long and involved operation on the girl in November, but didn’t get to because the girl had decided to postpone reconstructive surgery in favor of starting a new treatment and having her ovaries removed – the surgery she was supposed to have last week.) And, lo and behold, the more thorough lupus anticoagulant test came back positive which means (i) this girl should be given a specific medication for a longer time than most patients to ensure that post-surgery she doesn’t have a blood clot and subsequent complications because of said blood clot (ii) perhaps, the more involved reconstructive surgery is ill advised and (iii) this girl now knows she should walk around on long flights.
God does not take us on detours without a purpose. Tony Evans gave a lovely sermon on Detours of Providence. You can listen to it by clicking here.
We are waiting on confirmation… nope… as I was typing I got a call… sugery is set for Wednesday, Jan 4 at noon!
Wishing you health, joy and love in the new year!