After much prayer and counsel from my elders, I decided to change surgeons. I was feeling limited with my aformentioned doc. Clearly, my options were limited to only 2 surgeries anyway, but I felt I needed to see someone with more experience. So now I'm seeing the #1 rated orthopaedic knee surgeon in the metroplex, Dr. Robert Scheinberg. Wow! This man is amazing! He is absolutely intelligent and yet so sensitive at the same time. Unlike many other surgeons, he doesn't try to make decisions for me. He presents the data, the case, and his opinion. But he leaves the final decision up to me. I like that. His bedside manner is incomparable to most docs in his profession. Above all, he is so incredibly caring and sympathetic. As you know, this is hard to find. Despite my attempt to hold back the tears, I cried during my first visit with him. He was so gentle and kind, and demonstrated such care for my feelings and my pain. Both John and I are perfectly content with him. I am praising the Lord for opening the doors that allowed me to see him and to get this transplant done expediently. If you're interested in hearing the story, I will gladly share what a miracle it was in getting in so quickly to see him and getting my transplant so quickly as well. It was nothing less than the hand of God putting EVERY single thing into place. I love to share the story to show God's faithfulness to me!
As I go home tomorrow, please pray for comfort. I really need it! And pray for John, my champion. He needs an extra measure of patience to deal with me and my high-maintenance self! Thank you God for giving this special man to me!