Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dear Caring and Steadfast Friends,

My final pre-surgical appointment was Friday morning. I never realized how much there was to discuss with this type of procedure. The surgery (double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction) is set for next Thursday, the 3rd, at Harrisburg Hospital. At this point, the plan is that I'll only be there for 23hr.

Some specific prayer requests are as follows:

  • That God Himself would guide both surgeons' hands 
  • That the lymph nodes removed for the sentinel biopsy are free from metastasis.

  • That the epidural catheter would be placed without difficulty and with no damage the tissue (soft or otherwise) in my spinal column

  • That I would not experience post anesthesia nausea and vomiting

  • No infection, in Jesus' name!

  • The tissue flap needs a good blood flow so it doesn't die. There is a 30% chance of this occurring. This procedure is rather new for our country, but I am willing to try it.

  • That the pain would be manageable without heavy duty drugs

  • That I would have the strength and courage to push through the pain in order to perform all necessary post-operative exercises

  • That I would continue in the Peace that surpasses all understanding, bringing Light to those around me.

  • Financial peace for Strongman, as I will not be able to work for ~ 4 weeks. I only have 40 hours of paid time off.

  • That my sons would continue to take all of this one step at a time and that they would remain in Peace.

Thank all of you for the time you take on my behalf to lay these requests before the God's throne. The peace I have been experiencing has been supernatural. The Love you have shown me through many and varied ways has touched my soul in ways I cannot express. The only thing I can say is "thank you." You all are cherished by me, but better than that perfectly cherished by God!!!

I thank my men (Strongman, Consecrated and Fire) for all the love, support, and protection they show me continually. I love you guys so much!!!!

May what you have poured out for me come back to you tenfold, in the name of Jesus!!

Which Much Love and Thankfulness,

Bellann :)

‎"Out of the part assigned to the Judahites was the inheritance of the tribe of Simeon, for the portion of the tribe of Judah was too large for them." Joshua 18:9a

The tribe of Judah, which means praise, was given an inheritance by the Lord that was too large for them. They were overflowing with praise, and their brother tribe, Simeon, gained their portion from within the boundaries of Judah. Wouldn't it be awesome if our lives were so full of praise that our brothers' (or sisters') praise was apportioned from our overflow?


Tracy said...

I didn't even know that you were struggling with all of this. I will surely be praying for you and your loved ones. God be with you, strengthen and heal you!

Crown of Beauty said...

I am continuing to lift you up before God's throne of beautiful, healing grace.