Ever so often I share a personal prayer request, as with those I have shared related to my good friend David Stopke. Today I ask you to offer an earnest prayer for me as I face my third foot surgery, in four years, tomorrow morning. This procedure, to begin at 6:00 a.m. with preparation and surgery at 7:00, is designed to correct a previous surgery that appears not to have been done correctly by my first surgeon four years ago. In March of 2008 I had the same procedure I am having tomorrow on a different part of the same foot. Now we are going back to the first place, where the first surgery was performed, to correct some nerve damage that creates quite a bit of pain in my lower foot, especially when I stand or walk, both activities I engage in with regularity.
There is no expectation of complication but one never knows. I am not nervous about the procedure but hopeful that it will correct the problem and allow me more freedom and less pain. Please pray for Dr. Pastore and the anesthesiologist at the surgical center in Naperville, Illinois. The operation takes about an hour. I will come home the same morning if all goes well. I will be off my feet for a few days of rest, with some discomfort and pain for a day or so. Then I will walk in a surgical shoe for about ten days. I guess I will find any excuse that I can to rest a bit these busy days.