February 17

Written by Bill Grandi on February 17th, 2021

When most of you read this my day of an interesting adventure may either be in progress or about over. As many of you know I have had a rough time since being diagnosed as positive for Covid on December 21. Covid itself wasn’t bad. A week of no smell and no taste and extreme exhaustion. But I had residuals from that which make me what they call a “long-hauler.” I finally stopped losing weight at the 40-50 mark and have actually begun to slowly put it back on. I have been riding a lot inside and have found my strength at the Y returning. It amazes me how much one loses in a short amount of time. Anyway, the symptoms have let up for which I am eternally grateful. The scary words, “I want you to get an MRI because I think I see a mass of suspicious nature” turned out to be what I am calling renegade gall stones (4).  They had made it into the bile duct where I had zero pain but they caused havoc with my digestive system. I was hoping I was out of the woods. But it showed a gravel pit in my gall bladder so I’m having it removed this morning at 8:00.  Your prayers for the surgery and recovery would be greatly appreciated. I am voting for the laparoscopy and not the “Oh we had to open you up” version.

Some have asked me if I’m worried or scared. The answer is NO.  I know where I stand and with Whom I stand. I know in Whose hands I am held. Psalm 28:7 is the verse which came to me this morning as I read: “The Lord is my strength and my shield. I trust Him with my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.”

Those are good words for us all. What can be better than knowing we have Someone who strengthens us and also has our back? I choose to trust Him with all my heart.

“Father, my life is in Your hands. I go into this surgery trusting You completely.”


10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Diane Ronzino says:

    Bill, I had no idea. I must have missed the posts about COVID. I’m so sorry you are going through this. My daughter is a long-hauler too. I will be interceding for you this morning and on the days that follow for full and complete healing. Amen to Psalm 28:7

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thank you Diane. I’m not sure how much I posted about Covid sparingly but put more on my other blog. Thanks so much for your prayers.

  2. Glynn says:

    Praying for you, Bill.

  3. Ryan S. says:

    Know that I am praying for you my friend.

  4. You have my prayers, Bill! May the Lord be with you during this procedure and well into recovery.

  5. Diane Ronzino says:

    How are you, Bill?