YESTERDAY I HELPED DR WOODBURY WITH A CABGX5. IT WENT VERY WELL, BUT WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR THE PROXIMAL ANASTIMOSIS I REALIZED THIS MAY BE THE LAST SUTURING AND TIEING THAT I WILL BE DOING FOR A LONG TIME AND MAYBE NEVER AGAIN IN MY LIFETIME. Sorry about the caps.
As I looked up to shake the surgeons had, my glasses seemed a little misty. It was then that I realized that I had tears in my eyes. What a woderful way to support my family for the past 35 years. It truely has been rewarding to see the difference that heart surgery has made in some of my patients lives, and more especially in the two communities of Medford, Oregon and St George,Utah. It has been my priviledge to help start up new programs in both of these locations
Now it is time to move on to a new phase in Valerie's and my lives. We are anxios to enter the MTC for mission presidents next Saturday (one week). Then we will begin the real transformation as we learn what our duties are and begin to fulfill them. We have a witness that this is His work and we are helper in the vineyard. We cannot fail if we are faithfull. We will miss family and friends,especially grandchildren.