Surgery Day!

I don’t have a lot of time to write, but I wanted to take a moment to type away on this wonderful little keyboard. There is such a wonderful feeling I get when typing out words with both hands buzzing along, rarely misspelling a word… yeah, right.

You see, my wife and I are preparing to walk out the door and head out to the hospital for my rotator cuff surgery. This afternoon, not long after 2 p.m. (eastern), my right arm will be completely useless. I have no idea how long it will be before I am able to type the way I am doing right now, and that’s a little sad.

But on the other hand, I am going to do everything I can to keep my spirits up. This is a terrifying day, but it’s also a very exciting day! I am about to undergo the most radical surgery of my life….I am about to become handicapped… I am about to become totally dependent on my wife for things, as of this moment, I can do for myself…. I am about to sleep in a recliner… I’ve never owned a recliner until today 🙂

This day is also exciting because it is going to be the first day on a journey in which I am going to be able to prove my God is real. Already, even as of yesterday morning, the Lord has been opening my eyes to the reality that He will take care of my family and me through this challenging ordeal. We will not starve…we will not be destitute…He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory!

I will do my best to keep you guys updated along the way (the best way will be through Facebook). Even though I would ask you to keep me in your prayers, would you please keep my wife, Valerie, in your prayers? She will have a lot on her over the next couple of months as she is not only going to be taking care of me, but still taking care of my grandmother (she’s 95). Keep this in mind – my wife also had torn tendons in her right ankle!

Well, I guess I’d better go and get some more things done before it’s time to leave. In the meantime, go back and look at my previous “appeal” post, and if you can help in any way, it would be most certainly appreciated.

“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ the solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.”

– Anthony Baker

FYI, my surgery will be at 2 p.m. at Erlanger East, Chattanooga. Pray that Dr. Lund doesn’t slip up 😉


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15 responses to “Surgery Day!

  1. Just said a prayer for you and for Valerie.

  2. I’m praying for a speedy recovery and fast healing.

  3. No matter how uncomfortable it may be, obey your Physical Therapist. Otherwise, the surgery will go for naught. Will be praying for all involved in the procedure and recovery.

  4. Many prayers for a rapid and wonderful recovery! I don’t want to miss out on your writings so hopefully you are back in the game soon! Best wishes,

  5. hope855

    Praying for you and your family.

  6. Will be praying for you. Rotator Cuff surgery is pretty difficult… my mom had it. I took care of her during her recovery. Will pray that all goes well, and that your follow-up physical therapy produces great mobility and ultimately freedom from pain. God bless you!

  7. Praying for your entire family in this time. Be sure to know that God has gone before you and as you go and as you recover. You will do great and recover great. You may be a Baptist unlike me a deranged Lutheran but God is still God and He has allowed this for growth on many levels for many people (including all those new people who will be coming to your new church there is South Soddy! I look forward to all the joy you will have when you see how God has provided during this time… I pray also for your ability to be comfortable during the early stages of recovering. Don’t be afraid of the medication for the short term please ( I know it will make your wife and daughters very happy). Please go slow and don’t try to overdo on your own. You are in my prayers!!

    • Thank you very much. I’m talking to text because I can’t use either one of my hand. My right arm has a surgery done, but the doctor decided to set it was good to go ahead and do a trigger finger release on my list. So now I am literally unable to do anything except move I live in tax stuff with the tips of my fingers! This is going to make high gene duty awful interesting.

  8. Hey Anthony, I’ve had two rotator cuff surgeries. As you know, the recovery is long. Faithfully doing the physical therapy should result in getting full motion back. If it isn’t done, then less motion will result. Also, rent/buy the ice machine! It’s many times better than any alternative and will aid your recovery. Enjoy the numb arm while it lasts. 🙂

    Most importantly: “Lord, please bless Anthony and his family with Your comfort and provision; and bless the surgeon with skill to perform his work.”

    Your brother in Christ,

  9. Hey bro Anthony, I missed this. Many prayers and I hope it went well.

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