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.
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,
"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?