Faith In A Surgeon's Hands

The drive from Lebanon, Missouri to Springfield, Missouri was a long quiet one. I glanced at my wife of 27 years and saw a tear rolling down her cheek. It was all finally sinking in. I pulled the car over and hugged her with all of my might.

Dr. Huang entered the room and looked at us. He shook his head. He couldn't understand why a 47 year old woman would need to have bypass surgery. She also had a weakened heart muscle from an earlier heart attack.

Diabetes was the first culprit. It attacks different parts of the body and with my wife, it was her kidneys. She does kidney dialysis 3 days a week for 4 hours a day. We took a trip to St Louis University Hospital to do tests for a new kidney. Tests determined there were blockages to her heart. An angiogram was performed and results showed that the right artery had 100% blockage; the center had several blockages ranging from 80-90%. The left artery, which already contained a stint, was blocked on both sides of the stint. We agreed, bypass surgery must be administered.


I asked my wife if we could pray as we sat there on the side of the interstate. She nodded yes and we asked for her healing.

We talked about the people who, in their faith, will not trust doctors. Heck, Luke was a doctor and he wrote one of the Gospels. God can use anyone. God is omnipotent and can heal through a doctors hand.

We agreed and put our trust first in Jesus and secondly in Dr. Huang.

The surgery was performed at St Johns in Springfield, Missouri. It took 7 1/2 hours and ended up being three bypasses. Dr. Huang found that the right artery which was 100% blocked had grown it's own feeders to make up for not getting oxygen. He didn't have to do anything with it. He bypassed the others.

My beautiful wife was in I.C.U. for 2 days. At first, when she slept, she would stop breathing. Her lungs built stronger and they pulled out the tubes.

I am very happy to report to all of you that my love is still in the hospital, but she is doing great!! Please keep the prayers coming.

The next few months are quite important. She must have peace and tranquility.

God is good and he used Dr. Huang.

Please, if you have medical problems, or your child; seek medical help.

Yea God is a healing God, but let a doctor be a part of that blessing. You don't have any less faith in God by putting your trust in a doctor.

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2009 Greg Boudonck

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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Froggy - you are spot on with this one! Disease knows no age/gender. My prayers are with you - I believe in the same God, and our faith is always in His hands, regardless of outcomes.. Blessings on you this day - I'm proud to be a fan! Pass my heart along to your wife, too!

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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

I hope all is well with your wife. You sound like a wonderful person who really loves his wife. I am glad that you brought up the fact that we can believe in God, common sense should tell you that God made people like Dr. Huang for a reason. He heals through his hands. Thanks for a great read.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Oh My Goodness...Thank God she made it through and Pray it will help her to live a calmer life, as well as you. You have been through so much..Here...a BIG HUG...and my prayers everyday...:O) G-Ma

HolySmoke 7 years ago

May God the almighty of our great universe, grant you and your wife peace, wellness, and health. You and your wife are in my prayers.

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adamroll13 7 years ago from CAMDEN-WYOMING, DE

Bless you and may your healing be complete. Thank you for clarifying that science, particularly medicine, can co-exist with God; it is a viewpoint that needs to be vocalized more often.

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chicamom85 7 years ago

God bless you, what a wonderful story. My husband is diabetic and on dialysis right now, but so far his heart is strong. Nice hub

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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

I am adding my prayers with the rest.

Dan 7 years ago

Thank you for the update my friend. I'm glad to hear she is doing great. We will be continuing our prayers for her an you brother.

May God bless you both and heal her fast, In Jesus name.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

I said a prayer for you and your wife. Thank God for the doctors who helped her. And thanks for sharing your story.

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William F. Torpey 7 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

It's wonderful, Froggy, that your wife has come through the surgery with great success. I'm sure all of us celebrate your devotion and your optimistic outlook. I'm not a particularly religious person, but I know from personal experience that confidence and inner strength is vital. Obviously, you and your wife have that. I had a triple bypass and an aneurysm repaired in my heart in 2004 and have continued to enjoy the game of golf ever since. I also have diabetes. I'm sure that you and your wife have a bright future to look forward to despite the setbacks.

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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thanks William.

She is healing up quite well--I thank God for the outcome.

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