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Surgery Gone Wrong

The Tribulation Soldier has been a colossal series to write with a huge task of building the support features which surround the series. In 2018, we achieved so much developing the website, which includes our blog, forum, and social media, as well as new features like our Motorbike Vlog, Mega Kids, Scottish CastleTours and much more. Along with the sermons, teachings and online magazine, we think we did enough so that there would be a little something for everyone, as an addition to reading our 16 part series.

Near the end of 2018 though, we were stopped in our tracks when a simple hernia surgery turned into a major issue. The short version – The surgical team handled my intestine too much causing my digestive system to shut down. As I drank in the hours afterward, the fluids went into my lungs causing a rare form of pneumonia, as well as a severe infection. In the days after, the situation deteriorated to the point where they had no option, but to sedate me and put me on a breathing machine.

Next, it was a fast ambulance ride through to our specialist hospital over 70 miles away, where I was in the intensive care unit for about five days. All in all, it was a month in the hospital over the course of November, with me only being able to remember the last week and a half. Some would see this as a major setback, but as a Christian, you tend to see it as part of the process, however, it was a tough time for my family. It was especially tough for my wife Sharon as she continued to work and take care of the kids all the while making the five-hour round trip to visit me.

At the moment,  I’m going through surgery rehabilitation, which is basically eating, drinking and exercising to rebuild the muscle lost during that prolonged period of being in bed. But, I’m putting on weight & muscle and getting stronger each day. I’m feeling good, however, I’m under no illusions that it will take a few weeks before I’m 100%. So, although our eBooks can be downloaded 24/7 with the website features operating automatically, we will be limited for the next couple of weeks as I recover and move into our official 2019 launch.

Our weekly blog articles will resume at the beginning of February, and if you’d like to know more, please visit our new personal, ministry Facebook page @pastorstevenandsharon. There you’ll find updates as we continue to move forward,  populating our social media with images and videos.

Surgery Gone Wrong
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About Steven Birnie

Steven Birnie is a former local Church Minister and the author of Christian publications which include non-fiction, fictional and teaching eBooks with audio sermons. From the north-east coast of Scotland, Pastor Steven is married to Sharon and together, they have two young children called Emily and David. After seven years of training, three years of overseeing youth and young adults and, three years of being the Assistant Pastor in his local Church, Pastor Steven moved on to focus on writing Christian Publications. In the future, he hopes to write The Tribulation Soldier, his newest Series of Fictional, Military EBooks on the End Times, the Rapture and the Tribulation Period, as a 2.5 Million Word Series. But despite continuing pastoral work and writing, Steven remains devoted to his children, enjoying his family life with caravan holidays in the Highlands, fishing, canoeing and his favourite pastime, riding his motorbike through the Scottish countryside.