Good morning! And, it is a very good morning! Praising God for seeing us through yesterday’s surgery and for a somewhat good night’s sleep. Here is the update:
Surgery went well. The doctor spoke with my husband and dad after the surgery and feels very confident they got it all – Praying boldly for that! If that is the case, that means no chemotherapy / radiation. If not, we will discuss next steps.
After surgery, I was definitely sleepy & in some pain. The nurses were able to get my pain medicines in sync, so that has helped. And, between the vital checks, blood draws, etc., I was able to catch up on some sleep.
We talked with the doctors this morning (fellow & residents), and they confirmed I will be able to go home today. The doctor will call in 7-10 days with the pathology results and next steps. Then, I will see her in ~2 weeks for post-op visit.
And, the nurse just came in and said I can go home in the next hour or so (by 10am) – Yeah! That is wonderful news!
I cannot tell you how much the calls, texts, e-mails, Facebook posts, etc. means to me. Thank you to my friends & family who have also sent out prayer requests to their prayer circles. I am truly overwhelmed by the love, support and prayers from everyone! Sincerely – thank you!
There are two things I want to share in closing.
- The first is a verse from Romans – I love it as it speaks of faith, hope and patience.
Romans 8:25 (GNB): But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
- The second is a song that I have relied on the past few weeks.
While there are many Christian songs that have helped, this is the one that I have set on repeat – Matthew West Strong Enough. I know that I cannot do any of this without Christ – Philippians 4:13. (I love the words – not so sure the video content fits :))
Matthew West, Strong Enough YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knuHDPbE5es
I thank You for being with the doctor & staff yesterday during my surgery. I thank You for helping her to see what she needed to see, cut where she needed to cut and leave what was meant to be left. I thank You for being with me through this process, keeping my focus on You and for providing me strength.
I pray for strength these next 7-10 days while waiting for the pathology report. I pray for a clean report – with no additional cancer. I pray that the future tests are also clear and cancer-free. And, if that is not the case, I fully accept the next steps and know that You are with me.
Thank You for Your Strength! Thank You for Your Love!