Thursday, June 3, 2010


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 ...
hoping for,
Praying for,
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" 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 your faithfulness to prayer on our behalf...we will be eternally grateful.
xoxo~My Love and I.


  1. I was just reading about praying for miracles and "coming boldly to the throne" this morning. That is what we will do! I will have you both in my prayers in the morning. Love to both~~

  2. You'll have prayers for that sweet man of yours tomorrow, sugar! I have no doubt he'll recover. Faith, chick, faith. Works every time.

  3. I will be lifting your husband up in prayer and holding you in my thoughts tomorrow ~ keep us posted.

    It was such a nice surprise to see your sweet smile on my blog ;)


  4. Praying for Dave and you Kathy. My thoughts will be with you both, tomorrow, as always through these months!

  5. I am so happy that you have been able by the miracle of God even gotten to this point! I will be lifting up the Doctors and your husband in prayer. God Bless!

  6. Prayers that all will go well. Sounds like he has some wonderful doctors. Will check up in a few days. Try to get some rest!

  7. Prayers and good thoughts for a successful day and speedy recovery.

  8. i will be praying for skillful surgeon's hands
    and ministering angels . . . for a swift recovery
    of "the nice way you put it" and a sense of His
    sweet Presence throughout.

    "You are my hiding place;
    You will protect me from trouble
    and surround me with songs of deliverance."
    psalms 32:7

  9. Sending prayers up to the heavens for Dave and you, Kathy. We are still working on similar prayers for Mr. S for continued healing of his knee and leg. He still is a gimpy Festus kind of guy. But he is getting along pretty good. He will be seeing another Dr. for a second opinion.
    xo Sue

  10. I'll be lifting your husband up in prayer for a successful surgery and for the doctors who will attend him. For you too, Dear One ~ peace.
    Keep us posted.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  11. I can do all things thru Christ...
    Hi Kathy. I am holding your sweet hubby up in prayer. Praying without ceasing here. Keep the faith, sweet friend! Sending big hugs all the way from Texas.

  12. Dearest Kathy,
    I will be thinking of you and your sweet Dave tomorrow. I pray that all goes well and Dave is up and running another marathon soon.

    God Bless You Both.

    Big squishy hugs,

  13. Kathy, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments. I'm so glad that I got over here to return the visit so that I can be praying for you and Dave tomorrow. Health and peace to you and yours.

    Kathleen (

  14. Oh precious Kathy ~ what wonderful news ~ I will be praying for Dave that the Lord guides the surgeons hands and that you both have peace that passes all understanding ~

  15. Hi Kathy....I am in awe of your husband! He is literally running the marathon and in the lead...he will come out the winner from all of our prayers! God be with you both!~Hugs, Patti

  16. Will pray for the peace that transcends all understanding for you both. Nothing is impossible for God to accomplish...I survived a brain tumor...even the surgeon had to admit it was a miracle.
    Hugs to you.

  17. Dear Sissie and Dave,

    I am praying for you both and for your surgery tomorrow to go smoothly and for a full and speedy recovery. May God Bless you both.
    The power of prayer is mighty.

    Love and Prayers,


  18. I will be praying for Dave you can be sure of that. He sounds like he really has tackled this whole cancer thing and is going to bet it.
    Nan from Retired in Alaska

  19. I'm just so uplifted by yours and Dave's journey through this ordeal and the miraculous outcome. I'm praying for his complete recovery. Thank you Lord!

  20. Kathy, your husband will be lifted up tomorrow and I will have you in my prayers, as well. I will also pray for God to guide the surgeon's hands and for there to be no infection. My daughter and I are true believers in the power of prayer, because we are both cancer survivors. I have celebrated 7 years from surgery and she has just celebrated 4 years. Your husband is going to have lots to celebrate and praise God for too! Your husband has come this far and I know that God has wonderful things planned for his life!!! Please keep us all posted on his progress and we will continue to pray!! May God hold you all in His hands tomorrow and may you have the peace that passes all understanding! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. Love & blessings from NC!

  21. He's in good Hands,Kathy...
    All will be well, and all will be well.
    I believe...
    Love ya,

  22. Prayers for both of you, the physicians and the nurses involved in his care. We will be thinking of you tomorrow.

  23. Keeping you both in my prayers...and that the surgery goes well and for a speedy recovery.

  24. I will be saying a prayer for a successful surgery with no complications. You and your husband will be in my thoughts and continued prayers.


  25. Oh my word, Kathy, I had no idea...I am a cancer survivor myself (five times no less Hodgkins(twice) breast cancer, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas). Please tell Dave that my prayers are with him, you and those who love you!

    He sounds like an incredibly strong man to have run a half marathon during or shortly after way I could have done that!

    So happy to hear that your prayers were answered and the chemo did its work! I will pray that the surgeons are at their best and that all goes smoothly and complication free!

    I will also pray for you and your courage and energy to support him during the surgery and his recovery! Much love to you and your family!
    xoxo Beth

  26. I'll definitely keep both of you in my prayers and hope all goes wonderfully.


  27. We will all be here waiting and praying dear Kathy~~~


  28. Kathy, You and Dave have been in my prayers all week. May you feel His sweet presence tomorrow and rest in the comfort of all the prayers being said in Dave's behalf. We have a tender, merciful God who is capable of more that our human hearts can comprehend. As Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied,"If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us..." You have walked beautifully through through your blazing furnace and have been such a powerful witness to those of us watching. Please know that I will be praying for you both tomorrow. Many blessings, Patty

  29. Hi!

    Tank's for visiting my blog. It always makes me happy to have visitors from other countries.

    I feel really touched about your husbands struggling against the cancer.

    I wish him and your family all luck and hope you'll stay strong

    Hugs Lena

  30. Dear Kathy,
    I are sending you and your sweetie all of my prayers for a sucessful and infection free surgery and a very speedy recovery. Hugs and lots of love.

  31. I am upholding the both of you in prayer Kathy. Hope all goes well! xxoo

  32. My prayers continue for you and your beloved. God will provide the skill to these wonderful doctors and courage to you and your love.

  33. Sending you and yours my prayers for a successful surgery and a very speedy recovery.

  34. Sending lot's of prayers for you and Dave & will keep you two in my thoughts all day!

  35. We're praying today, Kathy! Love you both! xoxo

  36. Kathy, although I havent been able to visit as much, I still keep Dave in my prayers and I will be asking specifically that all the cancer will be removed with no infection and no complications. Thank you for keeping us updated. I am so pleased that God has given a good outcome:>)

  37. Kathy, many many continued prayers for you and Dave. hugs ~lynne~

  38. I`we lost most of my family to cancer..
    I´ll pray for your husband and the doctors that is going to do the surgery.. and I´ll pray for you because I know how afraid you must be..

    God be with you and your husband today.. hugs from Bea in Norway

  39. Morning Kathy,
    We have been praying about his surgery every since you told us when it would be. We are anxious to hear the good outcome.
    Love to you and Dave and we will sure be praying for no infections and a rapid recovery.
    Love and Blessings Abundant hon,

  40. Dear Kathy and Dave you two have been so strong thri this horrible ordeal and I know that our heavenly father is there with you!
    Praying for you both this day and everyday!

    Hugz, Dolly

  41. Kathy ~ my thoughts and prayers will be with you !!
    Luvs & Hugs

  42. My thoughts for Dave's strengthen and yours. God bless.


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.