Friday the 13th

Well… I heard from my doctor on Wednesday and I am headed to Stanford tomorrow.  She’s calling it an exam under anesthesia.

What on earth does that even mean?

I’ll tell you what it means:


  • There’s a home prep involved.
  • 2 hour early arrival
  • a weigh-in
  • Attempted removal of my wedding ring
  • An IV
  • An operating room
  • High probability she will cut something out
  • Pain in the recovery room
  • A queasy ride home with Ed speeding over highway 17
  • And soreness for DAYS!

How’s that for an optimistic outlook?

AND… let us not forget…


Yes, I’m feeling sorry for myself.  I cried when I hung up the phone and even accused Ed of not having enough sympathy for me.  I’m being a baby and I know it.

But… here is the Voskamp quote of the day that I am clinging to:

“Be a prayer warrior not a panicked worrier.” 

And that’s where you come in.

Would you pray for me?  Would you pray that this exploratory appointment goes smoothly and nothing scary shows up? If I cross your mind tomorrow, I’d love prayer for my emotional well-being too.

Psalm 112:7. “He (ok, SHE) will have no fear of bad news; his (HER) heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”

I really do trust Him!








19 thoughts on “Friday the 13th”

    1. Lori you’re always in my prayers and I know the Lord is watching Over you and I hope all went well yesterday ! Please when you’re up to it let us know your update OK !!

  1. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Lori. I know he will be with you every step of the way as you have pointed out in Scripture. Hugs and love.

  2. Lori I am so sorry!!! I am praying Gods Peace flood your heart, soul and mind as HE walks you through every step out of this. I love you!!!

  3. Praying for you Lori. Stay strong. Love your words of inspiration. May God’s hope and love be yours in a massive measure.

    – Dave Harris

    1. Hi Dave,
      Thank you for reading my blog. That makes me smile! Say hi to that feisty wife of yours and hope you guys are enjoying your snowy winter.

  4. Lifting you up to the very One who created you and knows each and every part of you. He loves you with an everlasting love!

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