Isaiah 58: 11

Isaiah 58:11

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Thursday, May 28, 2015


For several months Lisa has had pain in her right wrist when doing simple activities of daily living. In January she was diagnosed with De Quervain's tenosynovitis. This means that the tendon of the thumb is inflamed and trapped within a tunnel sheath. Any movements that involves gripping, grasping, clenching, pinching, or wringing causes pain. Lisa especially had pain when turning a doorknob, pulling back the plunger on a syringe, lifting books, working on the computer, and chopping vegetables (thank goodness for Vergie).
Yesterday Lisa had day surgery to release the tendon. It was an uncomplicated procedure made all the more comfortable by the smart Philipino nurse caring for her, the competent staff, the very kind British surgeon, and the smooth running system. We also are privileged to be treated at a private 5-Star hospital because of insurance coverage through Tim's work. It feels a bit like a hotel with its vanity supplies in the bathroom and lunch served on china dishes.

Lisa is now resting at home and expected to have full movement of wrist and thumb within 2 weeks.


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