Dear Friends and Family,
Well, my time has come...my first surgery (the actual deep brain stimulation surgery) is on Monday, and I get my batteries installed on Thursday (this will be done at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati). So the next week will be a hard one for me. I covet your prayers. Would you pray for the Lord to guide and direct the hands of the surgeons who will be doing the operation? ...also for the nurses and assistant doctors who will be helping? Pray that no infection sets in and that the surgery does not provoke a stroke. I am at peace about choosing to have the surgery, and I believe that it will be very beneficial for me. I just would like the Father's hand to cover all the details! Many thanks to you all for covering me in prayer. The surgery is scheduled to take about five hours. I will be at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, and if you should like to find out how I am doing after the surgery you can contact one of the following people: Rita Baker (937-524-9390 or 937-667-7535), Sandra McIlvain (828-320-0726) or my husband Tom Marts (937) 287-8238.