Surgery Ahead

I broke my left arm last January in a sledding accident. It was a clean break to my radius bone. I received fantastic care in Turkey and had surgery the same day. Now that it’s been just over a year, I’ve decided to have the metal plate and screws removed. I’ll check into the hospital in a few hours and will have the surgery sometime tomorrow (Monday evening for those of you in the States).

I covet your prayers for peace, a successful surgery, and a quick recovery!


Titanium plate, radius bone


I could have left the hardware in, but I do have slight discomfort from time to time (though the doc said that may be because of the scar tissue?). I figure that I’m young, not working full-time, and don’t have a kid, so now is a good time to have it removed.

I felt that my first appointment at the hospital last month was the greatest culture shock I’ve had since we moved to Korea in July. The initial consultation was overwhelming. It’s an interesting process navigating the medical system of countries outside the US. I don’t have much experience in hospitals in the first place, and the hospital here is VERY different from the one in Ankara. It seemed just as busy and as crowded as the streets of Seoul. After the initial shock of it all, I felt much better about having the surgery… though I am in no way excited or looking forward to it.

Because I’ll be one-handed for a while, it was nice to be able to plan ahead this time. We cleaned the house, did laundry, and I made a few freezer meals. I hope the recovery would be just as fast, if not faster than last time.

Thank you for your prayers!


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