Thursday, May 31, 2012

Prayer Request to help heal my neck Health Update--Picture Not for weak at heart

Right after Surgery March 29th 2012 Everything seemed to be going so well..

Good Morning my dear friends... In my last post I shared the Sunshine in my life today I come to ask for your prayers in helping to heal my neck. It has been two months since my surgery and I am strugging to get my life back on track with one infection after another. Building the flower bed with Peg

and playing with the new Kittens has been my salvation.
For Those of you who read my last health Update Post you know that I have been dealing with an Infection  in neck which has caused not only my Incision to break open but has sent me on a real tail spin with my recovery.
I've been so down and down right depressed about the latest turn of events. It seems that I breakdown and cry at the drop of hat. At this point I'm not sure which is worse my infection, the way my neck looks or the depression... I guess its all three..
I thought that my life would start to turn around after the surgery and I would start to be my old self and it just isn't happening at all.
Today I have an appointment with the surgeon to decide what they will be doing to try to get things back on track for me. I'm currently on antibiotics so my neck does look better but the problem isn't solved and won't be until the stitches all come out that aren't desolving.
You have all been so wonderful and full of encouragement, I don't know what I would have done with out your prayers and kind words the past months. Thank you from the bottom of my heart you are the best!

I know the power of prayer and today I have come to ask again for your healing prayers once again.

I couldn't share pictures last week when I posted the latest health update because frankly it was just more then gross but after taking the antibiotics it is not so difficult to look at.
But let me warn you if you are faint at heart skip looking cause it still isn't pretty by any means...

I took this last night after a shower & cleaning the wound so it looks great compared to last week.

Everytime I move my neck or lift my head the wound breaks open. You can see where it has rehealed
in some places in the middle. Last week it was open most of the way across & the large area was the size of the red around the open hole so it was like a 1' long x 1/2' open gap.
You can see the Red infection moving up and below my incision on the left in this next picture.
I suspect that there many stitches still in that area. Last night when I cleaned it I was able to pull a picec of stitches out about an inch long with 4 knots on the end of it. They were not disolved at all.
It felt so good to get it out of there. No longer poking that tender skin. Then it drained alot.
The truth is I'm scared to death what this is doing to me and wonder daily if it will ever heal. I know it will
but still as it continues to be infected and drain ickky all day long, so it is hard for me to forget it is so messed up..I couldn't use bandaids because it needed to drain and they fell off anyway.

So I made these cute little bandana's to tie losely around my neck to cover it when I had to be in front of people since it was ickky all the time and to keep it clean. They seemed to help it to get a little better I think since it wasn't exposed to the elements..

So today I pray to find some solutions when I go to see the doctor..
If I offended anyone sharing I do apologize I didn't mean to offend anyone.

Again please send up your healing prayers...

Thank you all for your support, kind words and prayers they mean so much to me..



  1. Tonya~
    Sending my many thoughts & prayers for Healing~

  2. Tonya, I am praying for you.
    You can count on that.

  3. Tonya, you are in my prayers daily, that looks so sore:( I sure hope they can figure something out to help it to heal, my goodness you have dealt with this for so long, many ((((HUGS))) and prayers coming your way! and No, I'm not bothered by the pics at all, I used to work at an animal hospital so it takes alot to offend me;)

  4. Tonya, praying you will get this resolved and will start to heal. You have been through so much, but just keep hanging in there!

  5. Tonya, sending prayers your way. Your neck will heal and the scar will not look bad! I hope you get some good news from your doctor tomorrow. Take care, you will get better.

  6. Praying for you sweet friend and sending you a hug.Nothing is to difficult for thee.

  7. Hoping you heal quickly, keep the faith answers will come

  8. oh Tonya, I will be keeping you in my are doing all you can to get it healed..I hope the kittys are taking your mind off of this..and that garden looks wonderful..please take care of yourself and keep happy thoughts and know we are keeping them with you;)

  9. Tonya I feel so bad for all you have been through. I know you will get all better it just may take a little longer. A friend of mine had her thyroid removed and her scar isn't that noticable. I know the same will happen to you. Sending you a HUGE HUG and alot of prayers.

  10. Sending tons of prayers your way. Forgot to tell you on my email. Kittens are soooo cute.


  11. Tonya,
    Sending up prayers for you for healing.
    Oh my...the kittens are so adorable!

  12. I am so sorry you are having such a rough time. I so know what you are going through as Last year I spent 7 months in the hospital because I got infection(s) after a surgery. Please know that it will heal. God loves you and He is there for you! I am praying for you!
    Be blessed!

  13. So sorry to hear you are strugling with this. Praying for you to heal!

  14. Oh Tonya praying things are better now that you have been to the docter! God bless you! You are trying so hard to recover! You are a caring person and I am praying for God to help you heal and move forward!! Keeping busy helps I know and your garden looks so pretty! Will continue to hold you up in prayer!! Love, XOXO Fran.

  15. Tonya, so sorry to hear that you are having such a time of this. Keeping you in my prayers.

  16. Hi Tonya, I am so sorry that you are still having trouble with the incision. :( I know that it is so hard to feel good when things aren't going the way the you expect. But do remember that Heavenly Father is there for you. That he can and will give you the strength to get through this. :)

    And all of us are here for you too. We will be praying for you. Please let us know how thing are going, ok?

    Sweet kitty pics. Love 'em

    Take care my sweet friend, Janet W

  17. Praying for you, Tonya,

    Hope your surgeon finds a speedy resolution & for your recovery. Hang in there, mon ami.

    Thanks! for sharing & the pics of Miss Kitty & babies(omg! they are soooo cute). Your flower beds look beautiful too! Very nice :oD

    Have a sunny weekend & take care ok

    Blessings & Hugs,

  18. I'll be praying for your healing and for God to give the surgeon wisdom to help you. Remember that God is still with you and He has you in this place for a reason. Be still with Him and let Him give you the comfort that only He can.

  19. Trying to catch up on my blogs Tonya and am bummed to learn you've had a setback. I know it must seem like it's been forever. Hang in there girl-you can do it! I don't use the saying "God doesn't give us more than we can handle" but instead: "God helps us handle what we are given". This is a rough, rough part of the journey but you will get through! I will pray for you buddy ~*~Lisa


I'm so Blessed that you stopped by & shared your thoughts with me today! Reading your comments always makes me Smile!