Saturday, July 11, 2009

Spiritual & Inspirational Sunday July 12, 2009

Welcome to my spiritual & inspirational Sunday post. Having collected quotes for over twenty-five years, I use this post to share those with you in hopes that something shared might cause you to pause and reflect. Perhaps you will share it with a friend who happens to be in need of reading what I have written. 

On Tuesday I will be undergoing day surgery on both ears to remove the preauricular pits which in the past twelve months have decided to become a problem in my life.  The left ear has required three visits to the ER resulting in lancing, drains, and packing performed due to an infection in the “pit'”.  Also, I have been treated in my ENT doctor’s office on a couple of occasions. Additionally, I was hospitalized a couple of weeks ago for four days trying to get an infection under control in the other ear (I guess it felt left out), including minor surgery to clean out the infection. Although I look forward to having this behind me, I am consumed with dread and fear of having the IV put into my arm. I have very little concern regarding the vertical incision from the top of my ear where it connects to my face to the bottom of my ear or any discomfort with the surgery. It’s the anticipation of the IV needle that terrifies me as silly as that may sound. I am working overtime trying to keep my phobia of needles in check.  Prayers are welcome!  I hope to be back to regular posting on my blog real soon. Please check back as I have some great photos and information to share with you in future posts.  Blessings.  …susan

Because I have been dealing with my ear don’t you think some quotes on hearing seem to be appropriate?

“If nobody is listening, don’t talk”

“The attitude of the listener determines what is heard”

“If you have already formed an opinion, you will not hear what a person has to say”

“If you never hear my silence, you will never hear my words”

”Do you listen intently enough to know another persons footsteps?”

The source of these quotes is unknown though I believe they were spoken by John DeFoore at one of the seminars he hosted in Boerne, TX.  If I am mistaken, please contact me so that I can give credit to the correct source.

6 comments:

Paul Anater said...

Good luck Susan, I'll be thinking of you.

for the love of a house said...

Susan,
Wishing you a quick and speedy recovery. I loved all your quotes!
take good care,
joan

Design Esquire said...

Susan, I hope everything goes smoothly this week, I'll be thinking about you. I loved all the quotes!

Susan Lang said...

Thanks for all of the supportive comments and emails. I ended up with another infection this morning in one ear, so he cannot perform the surgery on both ears. That means I will have one ear done tomorrow and the other one done as soon as the infection clears. he might open the infected area and pack it while doing surgery on the other ear. I am coping and working overtime on having a positive attitude.

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Susan,

My prayers are with you. My prayers for a speedy healing. Quotes are so special- thank you for giving us some good ones! If I did not live so far away, I would drop by dinner or anything you need. Thank you again, for all the kind comments on my blog! You are appreciated!
XX
Michelle

tincupchalice said...

If you have already formed an opinion you will not hear what they have to say ... love that!

I'm so sorry you've been dealing with all that crap. You are definitely in my prayers. I know that everything will go well and you will have a speedy recovery. I'm sorry that you could only do one ear this time but everything works out according to His plan ... just remember that.

Take care!