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Comparison

I once had some surgery to correct a finger that was crooked due to Dupuytren’s contracture. After the operation I needed some physical therapy in order to regain full function of my hand.   During one session, my therapist wanted to … Continue reading

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Somewhat Supportive

Two young boys met for the first time at a surgery center where they would each have minor surgery. As they waited for their operations, they struck up a conversation. “What are you here for?” one boy asked. “I’m here … Continue reading

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Taking it Up a Notch

Several years ago, my wife was in the hospital for some surgery. Just before they wheeled her to the operating room, I leaned over and kissed her. One of the nurses observed, “You must be the husband.” I agreed that … Continue reading

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Becoming Like Jesus

A teenage girl in the church I was serving was scheduled to have her tonsils removed, so I went to the surgery center to say a prayer for her and to wait with the family. Her grandfather and I were … Continue reading

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Fresh Air

In his book Rescuing Ambition, Dave Harvey writes about having a condition that kept him from sleeping well. His doctor told him that his apnea could be resolved with surgery. The procedure was effective, and now he can breathe more … Continue reading

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From a Button to the Throne

The weather is starting to get a bit nippy, so I decided to wear a long-sleeved dress shirt this morning. I was a bit puzzled to find the left cuff unbuttoned, while the right one was buttoned. Then the reason … Continue reading

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Scarred Hands

Tom’s hand post-op I have a condition called Dupuytren’s contracture. If left unchecked, it can cause one or more fingers to bend toward the palm, so that you cannot straighten them. Until recently, the only way to correct this condition … Continue reading

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