Just like herbs add spice to our lives....
so do the friends and family we hold so dear...
Tomorrow is the day we have been ...
and somewhat anxious about since January 7th.
For those who have no idea what I'm talking about...a small recap here.
January 7th My Husband David was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon and liver cancer from a colonoscopy....( have you had yours yet?).
He has just finished 3 months of Chemo treatments with the hope being the Chemo would do it's job and shrink the tumors enough to have surgery and then another round of chemo.
If the chemo didn't work there would be no surgery...nothing they could do...
A rather bleak statement.
We prayed...YOU prayed....
GOD worked a wonder.
The tumors are now "unrecognizable"...an amazing statement.
If left like this they will grow back.
Tomorrow two different surgeons will exercise their God given gifts and remove these tumors along with 1 foot of Dave's ascending colon.
and if this isn't amazing enough...they are doing it laproscopically...I know, we couldn't believe it either!
We're looking at about 3-3 1/2 hours total for the 2 surgeries...without complications.
Dave will be another three days waiting for the peristalsis to start in his colon, the wavelike action that helps move food through your system, ( nicely put...don't you think!)
We are both impressed with these two Drs. and feel the hand of God in this whole process.
We again petition your prayers as to NO INFECTION after surgery...especially in the colon.
This could lead to a colostomy bag for no less then three months while healing takes place.
We don't want this to happen...DAVE doesn't want this to happen!
We are anticipating great success and a rapid healing due to Daves general good health ...(did I mention he ran a 1/2 Marathon last weekend!) I KNOW!!!!!
Took him a little longer due to the effects of the chemo...BUT, he did it...and his Drs. encouraged him to .
So there you have it...
Surgery is at 1:00pm tomorrow...
I will try and post as I get the chance...
YOU will never know how YOU have encouraged our hearts and increased our faith...by your faithfulness to prayer on our behalf...we will be eternally grateful.
xoxo~My Love and I.