Thursday, January 17, 2008

before . . . and after . . .

Just before Thanksgiving I fell off my Mt. Bike and broke a bone in my hand. Just before Christmas I had the broken bone surgically removed by my friend and surgeon, Dr. Dan Woods. Here's what the hand looked like when the wraps came off after Christmas. . .


The incision was quite a bit larger than I expected. I was pretty shocked when I finally saw it. I guess there were nerves around the broken bone that needed to be exposed so he could properly work around them. And here's what the hand looks like today. . . .


It feels great and I am back on the bike. I'm astounded at God's design of the human body and its built-in healing properties. It's amazing how the skin just fuses back together. How does it do that?

I give thanks to God for Dr. Dan, the common grace of modern medicine and for the Lord's healing.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

yuck, glad it healed up o.k., hey if you are running low on blog topics maybe you could write on why we as a church only celebrate 2 dates on the church history calendar (Christ's death and resurrection) ... I've been wondering about this since Christmas.

Becky said...

Wow.. you know I was thinking it was a "before/after" of one of the kids haircuts, or the remodel of the "old gym".. but no. First thing in the morning... 17 stitches on the palm of your hand! Yikes! (Troy better not see this.. he might pass out!) God is amazing, even in the kinda gross stuff. Welcome back to the bloging world Tim. Glad to see Jeannett's citation worked!

andy gibson said...

Nice. I like the football face in the second picture.

BTW, UCSB is at Cal Poly tomorrow night.

GoWoCo said...

Maybe the blogger will cut you on some slack for not writing lately Tim.

Glad you're healing better.