I previously posted earlier this year about having my left knee replaced. Those who have been close to me in recent years have known the struggle. I had both knees scoped in the glory days of high school and college sports, and I was assured this would lead to arthritis in my 40s. Well, here we are. On top of that, in my pre-op work, x-rays revealed that both knees were bone-on-bone and would need to be replaced.
So, as if the excitement of February and March’s replacement wasn’t enough, I scheduled my right knee to get replaced the week before Memorial Day. Two weeks removed from that surgery, I was going to check the mail and step off the curb. Instead, I fell, tore open the wound, and felt a lot of pain. X-rays and MRI’s a week later would show that I tore my patella tendon and my quad tendon. So, I had ANOTHER surgery and was locked into a 0-degree movement for a few weeks to let all this damage heal well. I’m still in a brace that limits me to 20 degrees. So, this is my short explanation/attempt to explain why I haven’t been consistently posting here.
This past Sunday, 7/17, I was able to return to preaching. My sermon, The Groundwork of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 16:1-12), is online. This coming Sunday, Lord willing, I get to finish the book of 1 Corinthians.
I’d continue to desire prayers. It’s been a long road this summer. I’d love my brain to return to working mode and my body to heal. I trust God knows what is best, but I appreciate the support and love shown by so many who have helped me get through this. Blessings.