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SURGERY ENCORE
11/23/2019 8:49:00 PM by: Leona Choy

I'm a cancer survivor. Nearly 30 years ago, a third of my lung was removed in cancer surgery. At age 94, I'm facing major surgery again on November 25, 2019. Not cancer this time, but serious and debilitating surgery with extended recovery because of my advanced age.

After my previous surgery, when I asked my not only skillful but wise Christian surgeon what I could do to prevent a recurrence of the cancer, he replied, “That's in the hands of God alone. If He has further plans for you to live and serve Him, you might make it to the 5 year milestone—perhaps beyond. Live in the present moment. Nothing can abort His plan for your life until He has fulfilled His purpose for and through you.”

I've been gratefully living God's loving, generous “beyond” years into longevity. Despite ups and downs, hills and valleys, joys and sorrows I have tried to faithfully use to the fullest my “renewed eagle time” (Psalm 103:5). Whatever spiritual fruit I have borne is for God's glory.

During my previous surgery, I kept a journal of my learning process through recovery and subsequently wrote and published a 314 page book, HOSPITAL GOWNS DON'T HAVE POCKETS! Why me? What now? Discovering Meaning in Physical Distress. I offer emotional and spiritual and practical guidance (sprinkled with some humor) to people who encounter some kind of illness or accident. It has become one of my most popular books.

As an option, I have recently separated this large book into 3 identical smaller books for the convenience of people who want to give a friend in physical trauma one book at a time as they go through the steps of illness and recovery. You may request the 3 separated books instead of the larger. Please indicate that when you contact me.

This time around while facing surgery, I'm re-reading my own book and walking through it in a fresh way at a later season of my life and different circumstances. “Self-talk,” you might say. Learning and re-learning God's precious life lessons in times of trouble.

To express my thanks to God for giving me another opportunity to experience His presence, power and faithfulness through this new earth-suit disorder and surgery, I want to give this book as a GIFT to my friends. Let's walk through the physical trauma together. Whether you've had such an experience yourself yet, you and your family and friends will without a doubt go through one or many physical disorders in your lifetimes.

This is purely a “THANK OFFERING” my gift to God—not a book sale gimmick. Don't pay for it or send a contribution or even something to cover the postage and handling. Zero. Nothing! A gift is a gift. Feel free to pass the book along to someone else who needs it or ask for a second copy for someone who is ill or recovering...as long as my book stock lasts. If you are nearby, drop over to my home and pick up your copy.

Simply e-mail me [email protected] and give me your mailing address.

“I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your marvelous works and wonderful deeds! I will rejoice in You and be in high spirits” Psalm 9:1, 2 (Amplified Version).


Comments

Kay From VA At 11/24/2019 11:53:24 AM

Prayers for your surgery are yours! Blessings to a special woman! Kay

Reply by: Leona Choy

Greatly appreciated, Kay. I "count it all joy" even through the pain, a valuable lesson

Anne Jong From California At 11/24/2019 10:29:00 AM

Dear Leona, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you are undergoing surgery tomorrow. The hands of Jesus will be performing alongside with your surgeon. May His Divine Purpose and His Will be done. Have a speedy recovery! I love to have your book. Thank you for your generous offer. Anne

Reply by: Leona Choy

My mailer needs your address again

Anne Jong From California At 11/24/2019 10:28:59 AM

Dear Leona, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you are undergoing surgery tomorrow. The hands of Jesus will be performing alongside with your surgeon. May His Divine Purpose and His Will be done. Have a speedy recovery! I love to have your book. Thank you for your generous offer. Anne

Jan Kerr From At 11/24/2019 10:18:51 AM

Leona, We are thinking of you as you go through this surgery. You are an amazing person, and I’ve enjoyed your books, including this one. Prayers are with you!

Lindsay Van Sicklen From Arkadelphia Arkansas At 11/24/2019 9:37:32 AM

Love your posts. Praying for you as you enter a new season of trusting God.

Reply by: Leona Choy

I look forward to the "new season" although it might be a hard transition.

Thérèse Briggs From Lowell,OR At 11/24/2019 8:04:20 AM

Thank you for book gift Leona what a sweet gesture! Your in my prayers daily and Masses offered for you especially now through recovery time?????? God bless and keep you safe and may He send His Sweet Mother to care for you daily and all the Saints and angels above to intercede for your strength!??

Reply by: Leona Choy

God bless you for your prayers and words of encouragement.

Kathy Brannen From Cinti. OH 45245 At 11/24/2019 7:57:43 AM

Dear Leona, Thank you for sharing your life and lessons! I am grateful, and will certainly be lifting you in prayer tomorrow. I would love your new book, and happy to pay for it! Blessings and all God's Healing Graces, Kathy Brannen

Reply by: Leona Choy

My mailer person needs your address

Paul Munsinger From NY At 11/24/2019 7:32:55 AM

I am behind you in faith and prayer, Leona. "He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler" (Psalm 91:4).

Reply by: Leona Choy

I'm hanging on to Psalm 91,thank you.

Louise L Looney From 120 Hiwon Drive At 11/24/2019 6:57:50 AM

Praying for the Lord to be with you every step of the way! Blessings and love

Reply by: Leona Choy

Lpve and prayers gladly received.

Catherine Huegel From Narvon PA At 11/24/2019 5:31:55 AM

Oh my Miss Leona!! How can you have to go though this now?? My husband is having open heart double bypass at 58 on Dec 3rd. (His Dad had it at 48) And I had knee surgery, broken foot, then shingles that are still painful a month later. You are in my prayers and I know you have a great support team

Reply by: Leona Choy

Thank you Cathy. In turn I pray for your family illnesses and disorders. I would like to encourage you with my book. Please give my mailing person your address while I am incapacitated. I believe your dear Mom has my back!

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