The 21st, Monday morning I posted this on Facebook, in the morning before I left the house for surgery: “Hey guys! Can you guys send lots of prayers up for me early this morning and all day long. I have surgery in a couple hours. I know God has this! The enemy is making me have a worried spirit but, I know God ultimately is my healer and father. He knows the plans he has for me! I put all my trust and faith in him! Jesus I call on you! Be by my side as I go through surgery today. Comfort my worried heart. I know you will take care of me and have great plans for me! Blanket my family in comfort as they have to watch patiently for me to have surgery and be released from surgery. Let us all come together to support each other in the scary time. In Your Mighty Name, AMEN!!!”
Wednesday the 23rd, I was discharged from the hospital. I posted this on Facebook: “Hey Inspiration Warriors! It is Alyssa here. I wanted to let you guys know that I was discharged and got home a couple hours ago. I have been getting situated in the house and getting comfortable. Took my medication. I got a sharp pain but caught it before it got really bad. Now I am just soar from surgery. I am also sleepy but, glad to be home! I praise God for letting me be able to be home with my wonderful family and having great doctor and nurses! Have a great night! Get some rest, I will be getting some much needed rest.”
Surgery went very well. While in the hospital they had a Physical Therapist came in and helpd me walk with a walker. I don’t have any strength in my left arm and my leg needs the same surgery the right got. So I really didn’t have much to work with. My right arm has lots of strength so they got me a right handed walker. I can put very little weight on my right leg (the one that had surgery). I walk with the left foot first, then push off lightly with the right and hold on to the walker. It felt good to be up and walking but my leg was super sore. I did get the hang of it though. I have to make sure I keep the strength in my legs.
As of now I am still very sore. I am home with my family and that is all that matters! I was able to be home for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I was really worried that I wouldn’t be. I thank God that everything went well. God is so good!
I thank you all who prayed and are still praying for me. I still have six months of healing. I also have more surgeries to go to fix what the chemotherapy and steroids caused. There is power in prayer! God has taken care of me and always will. I am thankful to my family for helping me through this and being by my side. Please continue to pray for me! All prayers are welcome.