Friday, June 4, 2010


Good Evening everyone...
Today was a long one ...for everyone, especially Dave.
The colon surgery went off without a hitch...
The liver surgery was cancelled.
Once the Liver surgeon started looking around ,
additional cancer cells were detected above the liver on the Diaphram wall hugging the liver.
Dr. Chung biopsied them right there in the O.R. to be sure.
Following through with the origionally planned surgery would not have been enough to take care of this new finding.
So .....
for now Dave is resting well, I will stay here next to him through this first post-op evening...
Tomorrow we will talk with Dr.Chung about the options we have before us from this point .
Tonight I will take refuge in the arms of God.
Tomorrow when everything always looks brighter...
We will put our Armour back on and stand firmly against this foe.
Our love to you all...


  1. Kathy -
    Our prayers continue for you both. YOur faith will help you through this - and your friends will keep the prayers going for you. We must continue to trust in God~~~

  2. Keeping Dave and you in our prayers, Kathy.

  3. Kathy...I am so sorry that you got that news. Hopefully things will look a little brighter and more positive in the morning. You are tired tonight too....get some rest and keep the faith.~Hugs,Patti

  4. Oh Kathy,
    I am so sorry to hear this news!! I know your heart must be broken to say the least. Know that we care hon, and that we are praying!!
    Hubby and I have been lifting you guys up daily.
    We will pray for wisdom for the Drs. as well.
    Hope you can get some sleep, I know only too well that is not very easy, when the love of your life is threatened.

    Oh Lord, I pray that you will give Kathy sweet sleep tonight, and that things will indeed look brighter in the morning. I pray that Dave will
    rest very well and be feeling amazingly well tomorrow. I pray for your spirit to be so on them and to fill them with such peace and comfort during this difficult time. They have
    been an awesome witness for you thru this time,
    and I pray you give the physical victory in this situation. Wrap your arms around them, and shelter them from the taunts and fear of the enemy, because it is in Jesus Name we ask it!!
    Love to you hon,
    Keep us posted sweetie.

  5. Rest well mighty day at a time, continue resting in His promises and stength. I
    will keep you and your sweet man in prayer. Patty

  6. May you draw near to God and find strength and comfort in his arms. We will keep both of you in our prayers and add you both to our prayer list at church.

  7. Kathy,
    Sending good wishes and prayers your way. Stay strong, as we all know you are. Hoping things will look better in the morning.

  8. Kathy, not sur what to say to you tonight. I was also hoping for better news from you. I might not always comment, but please know that you and Dave are in my prayers. You are Dave's guardian Angel on Earth.
    You are a brave brave lady in my eyes.
    Love Claudie

  9. Hi Kathy,
    So sorry to hear this news....thinking of you. Hang in there.

  10. Kathy I too will be keeping you both in my Prayers,,, rest and recharge,,, your strong faith is so amazing,,, and inspiring to all.. God Bless


  11. This enemy I know well! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my husband to this terrible foe. I

  12. "Tonight I will take refuge in the arms of God.
    Tomorrow when everything always looks brighter...
    We will put our Armour back on and stand firmly against this foe"....
    what a wonderful way of putting it into words! Praying for you and your family!!!

  13. Continued prayers for you and Dave Kathy..
    hugs ~lynne~

  14. Praying with Nellie. I am so sorry it wasn't better news, God has been, and will continue to be with you both. Trust.

    Love Kathy

  15. Kathy, this is not the news I prayed you would share with us. To chime in with Nellie, I will be lifting you and Dave up in just prayer. May the heavenly Father wrap his arms around you and Dave and shed light on plan. Oh how I wish I still lived in Michigan ~ I'd be there for you in no time!


  16. Praying for you and your sweet hubby tonight. May God give you both rest and the strength to face tomorrow. I am sorry you got this news today, but God is with you both! Love & blessings from NC!

  17. Dearest Kathy-
    Keep a tight rein.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers,


  18. Kathy, I'm so sorry to hear this and PLEASE know your both in my prayers...I have been thinking about Dave all day...A BIG old Cyber hug to you my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  19. Oh, Kathy, I am so sorry to hear this, I pray that this is just one more hurdle that must be jumped before the clear sailing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Dave during this trying time. My heart is with you...hugs, big, long, tight hugs for you tonight! xoxo Beth

  20. Oh, Kathy! I'll continue to keep y'all in my prayers! Your faith really shows, Dear One. You've reminded me of a song by Twila Paris 'The Warrior Is A Child'. Hope you both can get a good night's rest!
    Shelia ;)

  21. Oh I am so sorry for the disappointment.
    Praying that you are both resting in Peace tonight. Because we know the one who made the Master plan. He does not just have a plan, He has "The" plan. "I have it all planned out, plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for" (Jer. 29:11)
    May your morning be brighter!

  22. So sorry for this development. Hang in there. They will come up with a plan. Get some rest.

  23. Sending you and your love prayers in this very difficult time. My heart goes out to you!

  24. We'll just keep praying for wisdom for the doctors and staff. And peace for you and your hubby.God is the Great Physician...let Him heal your heart tonight.
    He will never leave you, nor forsake you.

  25. Dear Kathy;
    You and your husband will be in my prayers. Rest when you can and take care of yourself, too.

  26. Kathy we are praying for the arms or of Glorious King and Savior to surround you and Dave and that the "peace that passes all understanding" will keep you in complete rest.

    Habakkuk 3:17-19

    bee blessed

  27. Dear Kathy and Dave,
    It breaks my heart to hear you are going through more difficult times and worries. I will be holding you both in my thoughts and prayers. Stay positive and strong as the force you have been together! You both are my heros! Love and hugs,
    Cathy G

  28. Kathy my prayers continue for you both. (((((hugs)))))

  29. I pray all goes well for you and your husband.

    Take care,

  30. Heard through the family vine last night this news. Wanted to check on you first thing this a.m. and see how the night went. Hope your feeling our arms around you . . much love!

  31. Dave and Kathy, Friday I prayed all day for God to guide the surgeons hands for Daves healing, the new findings from the wonderful surgeon is remarkable, not news we wanted to hear but somehow I feel most surgeons would not have explored this area, now the road becomes longer and I know my brother, he travels each road with God as his co-pilot, the tragic car accident in the past is witness to this and God will fold him in his arms and embrace this new travel. I will continue to offer up prayers for Dave and the entire family as the journey continues, the Praise Team here at St. Peters also keeps Dave in their prayers and will continue. The power of Prayer is often silent but visual to witness. Dave is a Leader in Christ, Corinthians 11:l, "Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ", I for one will follow my brother thru this journey, we all have the opportunity to take the things we believe and confess and live them out, Dave will live this out.
    All My Love, Donna

  32. I pray that during this turbulent time, God will grant you and your dear one the peace that passes all understanding.

  33. Oh Kathy...I'm so sorry...keep strong and pray, we'll be praying with you.

  34. We have not stopped praying, Kathy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Dave!
    @ A Day In The Life......

  35. just found your blog and it must have been God's will as I see the need to put you and your husband on my prayer list. Keep the faith.."there's joy in the morning". A reader in Southern Mich

  36. Kathy-I just stopped by to check on you both. I am praying for you and Dave.

  37. Dear Kathy - I am so sorry to hear this. Try to rest, know that those taking care of Dave will put their heads together and find a new path to take. Know that you and Dave are being prayed for by so many who care.


  38. Dear Kathy, sending hugs for you and Dave. Hoping and praying the Doc will have some good options for you when you meet with him.

  39. We will continue to hope and pray for a complete recovery!

  40. Kathy, I came here hoping for good news and I'm so sorry to read this. I just can say that you and Dave are in my heart and thoughts. I really hope to hear better news very soon. xoxo

  41. Kathy, I am so sorry for the not so good news...please know that Dave and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  42. Oh Kathy, I am soooo sorry to hear that. My thoughts & prayers are with you both !

  43. I'm so sorry they didn't get to continue with the other surgery. With you by his side, he will have the courage he needs to soldier on with this journey.

  44. Prayers of hope are offered to you and your precious husband.

  45. My prayers are with you, Kathy. Hugs, Deb

  46. Kathy -
    I'm just back from vacation and checking in to catch up. I was so sorry to hear your news but it was no surprise to God! He still holds both of you firmly in His everlasting arms! I'm standing in there with you and continuing to pray for strength and wisdom and grace to walk the path you are on. And for the doctors, too.

  47. Wrapping you both in a blanket of prayers for better days.

  48. Kathy sending healing energy your way for your sweet man.Holding him in my prayers and sending big hugs to you! anna

  49. I am soooooo, sooooo sorry to hear that, sugar. My eyes are welling up with tears for what you might be going through. I can't even imagine what I would do if my hubby was in that situation. Please, please know that you will be in my prayers.


  50. I am bereft of words, only prayers...
    I am still believing, I know that God can and will pull Dave through this...sometimes the pull is hard to take, I know. You are both strong in the Lord...and I trust Him who knows all things to take care of you..
    blessings and chin up,
    love ya, glenda

  51. Hi Kathy,
    I'm sorry that things didn't go as planned. I am praying that your options will be good ones.

    Blessings to you and Dave. I am saying prayers for you.


  52. Dear Kathy,
    Just found you....through Vignette sorry to hear of your new sadness but will add your Dave....I have a Dave my prayers. I will pray for the doctors to work their own miracle. A little miracle goes a long way.
    Hugs..the kind with a squeeze at the end,

  53. It is so amazing how the Lord can give us the strength to face anything that comes our way and what looks black in the night can look brighter at dawn. I and my hubby so wish we could do something for you both. But humbly we will pray and ask God to hold your sweet hubby in the palm of His great hand. hug n hugs, Kerrie and Bill

  54. You and Dave are in my prayers. God bless you both and hold you firmly in his hands during this time.

  55. Praying for you right now. So sorry to hear of this latest development.

  56. You both our in my prayers.......Hold on to Jesus!!!!!!

  57. So, so sorry for this news.
    Hang in there
    We are thinking of you
    And praying for the best

  58. I'm so sorry Kathy. I know that this is a very difficult time for you. Stay strong, both for yourself and for your beloved Dave. I believe in the power of prayer, and you have many of us praying for you both.

    God Bless.
    Susan and Bentley

  59. Hi Kathy,
    Oh goodness gracious! How are you two doing?. Like you say, but on the armor and face things head on and do what you have to do.You need some rest too, I know some hospitals can bring a cot in for when a wife or husband wants to send the night. Please know we will keep Dave in our thoughts and prayers.
    I am here for you, we all are!
    Prayers are very powerful.
    Big hugs and love,


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.