Sunday, June 22, 2014

Surgery over

I'm back in my room now.  The surgery went to plan which was a bit different than first described.  They put a rod down the length of my femur so it just doesn't break again below what they fixed.  So there is a long rod, then the screw that goes up towards to hip joint to hold the fracture together, and a couple screws at the bottom to hold the rod in place.  I am not in any real pain but there is a dull aching in my right leg.  Tomorrow Ill start walking with PT who isn't in on the weekends, or they would probably have me up already.

M&D Stoller just left now and Mom Sauder is bringing the two oldest kids up tomorrow. I miss them and cant wait to see them.

Thanks for all the prayers and love we have felt.  For some reason I have been more emotional today.  I listened to Wed nights service early this morning and they sang "Ready to go, ready to stay, ready to do His will"  That should be our attitude all the time, that we are just ready to serve our Lord in any way He wants us to.

Derek & Leann


  1. Praying for you that God will heal and provide as He sees fit! Love Jon and marla

  2. Keeping you in our prayers.

  3. Derek,

    You and your family are in our thoughts/prayers often. Sorry you have to go through this, but appreciate your good attitude.

    - Merle

  4. I'm still convinced God is using you for your readers' benefit and that these trials are not for your sanctification only. Our hearts go out to you and think of you often. Your situation is an earthly schooling for many. Beth S.

  5. The words of Paul keep ringing in my ears that are so fitting for you: "I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7,8

  6. We are praying for you and your family that you can have patience to endure all that you must. You have been through so much, but God has been faithful to provide the strength and grace you need. Keep trusting in Him!
    Matt and Cathryn, Brendan and Elisa Couzens