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Monday when I called surgery center billing
God’s hand was very evident and revealing
Before I explained all my financial situation
Surgery bill will be waived without question

Tuesday, I had the outpatient surgery scope
Two biopsies on upper left nostril and throat
Except vocal cord condition, areas looked fine
Confirmed acid reflux will be watched over time

A dear friend from church picked me up on Tuesday
Stayed overnight to half of morning following day
Due to anesthesia I was wobbly in walking stance
I was gratefully blessed for her help and assistance

Packing in nose the doctor could not find today
It had moved further up somehow along the way
He used several lighted tools before he could see
Then with little tweezers it pulled right out easily

I indicated the remaining pain in my throat I had
Upon his examination, he noted it was raw and red
He then switched antibiotic and pain meds to liquid
Both are marked flavored but still do not taste good

I have a decongestant nose spray to use for three days
Then saline for as often as I can get in starting Saturday
It almost involves writing a schedule to keep on track
When to take what meds but at least a short time in fact

I will see the doctor next Tuesday for a follow-up visit
At that time, he will have biopsy results and go over it
Earlier ultrasound on thyroid indicated an irregularity
But no mass or tumor, check by blood work regularly

Last Friday I had applied for a four month temp position
In my field of experience, definitely a potential situation
Agency submitted my resume to the company on Monday
They wanted to set up an interview in the morning Tuesday

First I said it was too short of notice, later sent explanation
Surgery previously set that afternoon and with preparations
No food or water for eight hours before I would not be fit
Physically or emotionally to even consider going through it

Wednesday, following up with agency on medical condition
Still hoped interview could be rescheduled soon for position
But informed already filled to another candidate yesterday
Disappointed, but clearly not God’s timing for me anyway

Difficult to understand but when two conflicts arise at once
It is like a test by God to see which has greater importance
In this case, either job interview or surgery scheduled before
If another interview was His plan, He would open the door

As of Wednesday, unemployment benefits have been extended
For a period of fourteen weeks with no gaps in pay expected
If during a period I earn six times amount of my weekly benefit
It is then considered filing a new claim starting over if I need it

I will receive a letter of confirmation in a few days by mail
Wanting to know, I asked about penalty, no answer prevails
She restated decision by judge but timetable still unknown
When or how it takes place is in God’s hands, not my own

© Carol S. 2/29/12

NOTE:  Biopsy results were benign

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