(This is Jenny)
I spoke with Joe (Debbie's husband) he told me that Debbie will be released from the hospital tomorrow. She is glad about that! Please continue to keep Debbie in your prayers, she's in a lot of pain still. She has been up walking around and today during her rehabilitation she had to climb steps. OUCH! Thank you to everyone!
(This is Jenny-Deb's DIL)
Debbie went into surgery around 7 AM this morning. Her surgery was shorter than expected, it only took about 3 hours! Debbie's doctors thought it would take anywhere between 5 to 8 hours. So this news is fantastic! She's in recovery and doing great according to Holly (Other DIL, who is at the hospital with the family). Praising God for this surgery and it's success thus far. Thank you for all the prayers on her behalf, I know she appreciates them tremendously.
Joe & I will leave Sun. afternoon. Everything is still on sched. I'll have one of the kids post a note on my pleo & my facebook as to the surgery time & update everyone after the surgery! I don't know if the hospital has internet service so if they don't you won't hear from me for at least 5 days! The kids will update on how I'm doing!
Thank you all in advance for your prayers, I know it is a long surgery and yes Liz I have all those emotions bundled! But when I feel a little frightened, I recall all of you who are praying for me and I can't tell you the calm that I have. I'll use that for the next few days!
May God continue to bless & keep you in His care.
Love & Prayers
Here I am up at 2:13AM again! The pain makes it difficult to sleep.
My back surgery is sched. for May 12th in Springfield, MO to Cox South on Mon. 11th, (Joe's 55th birthday!!!) The morning will consist of radiology, lab, talk to the Anest. Then in the afternoon I see the Neurosurgeon to see if he will be able to reshape my spine. Then will go into the hospital on Tues. May 12th for the surgery! The surgery will be 5 to 8 hours long, and a very difficult one. Please continue to pray for me & my family whom have to sit and nervously wait for the results.
I have not been able to get the things completed before I go into the hospital like I wanted to due to the pain increase. And I'm trying not to worry about it! It will be there when I get back unless someone surprises me with cleaning it!!!
Love to all!!!
Holly got her test results back on Mon. The good news is that the cancer in the lymph glands is clear. This is such a blessing, for we know that the cancer could be completely out of control. On the other results of the bone marrow they were told that it could not be cured. They are attempting with the full 8 month course of chemo to put it in remission. If they do not get it into remission or if they get it in remission when it returns be it a few months, a year or years then they would need to do the bone marrow transplant. This to my understanding the transplant at either time, would only bring the bone marrow cancer into remission. This is bad news, but we must think positive and know that she can live with remission. And pray for remission during these last months of treatement, that will be completed the end of July. I know all things are possible with God. I know that she along with the rest of us realize that God will give to her what she needs as she needs it. I know remission is possible and she will be able to maintain her remission.
Holly has a wonderful, positive attitude!! She has shown such strength during this time. She has been given some very difficult news at different times, but she continues to show complete trust in God. She has grown spiritually beyond words. She is an example to us all. May we be a source of strength to her when she needs us. Please continue to pray for Holly & her family.
Holly is one of the girls we looked forward to having in our family. We knew that our son's would one day bless us with daughter-in-laws, and we patiently waited for them. Now we have Jenny & Holly and they are so very precious to us. We thank God for them and love them more than words can express. We are blessed with 4 wonderful granddaughters through them. We just thank God for the blessing of our family every day.
Holly's email: Because of some very evil people getting on pleonast. I've had to do away with all the addresses so email me if you want them. I'm sorry.
Update #44 from Greg and Stacy Hey all!
Just wanted to bring you up to speed with what's going on since my last update. I am going on April 13th to both of my current doctors (surgeon and medical oncologist) to find out what their plan is for me right now. On April 14th I will be going to a gyn. oncologist in Louisville, KY for a 2nd opinion. This doctor used to be at MD Anderson in Houston, TX and is very knowlegable about the latest treatments that are being used for ovarian cancer and will see if there is something that might benefit me that I qualify for. I thought about going to Houston, but at this time, I have the benefit of the knowledge from there while having to only go to Louisville, which is so much closer for us. While I am a little nervous about having to make a decision as to my treatment, I am so thankful that I live in a country where healthcare is so good and that I have a choice.
I am also getting ready to begin carrot juicing in addition to the nutrients that I am already taking, to try to help my body be as healthy as possible as well.
Thanks to all of you for your cards, calls, emails,gifts, and offers of help. Sometimes at moments life seems a little overwhelming and it sure helps to have wonderful friends and family like you. Please continue to keep us in your prayers...pray that we will make the best decision possible...and pray that the option we choose will work in ridding my body of this cancer!
thanks so much,
In Christian love,
greg, stacy, shelby, and mitchell
Please continue to pray for Kelsey Harris family & all those who loved her so very much. Our prayers & thoughts are with them. For information see praying for Kelsey group.
I see the needs of so many, and some families have so many of their members who are very ill. And for those families who have lost their loved ones. It is over whelming as one dear sister put it. And those who are struggling with illness will tell you at times it is over whelming. But I know that God will touch each of the lives that need Him. What ever you need when you need it, God is right there to provide it for you. We don't need to know each name to pray for them. God knows those of His children who are in need, and what that need is. And He knows the hearts who pray for them. We serve such an awesome God, who is ever present. Who's strength & peace & understanding knows no end. God bless & keep each one of you in His care, and may we all have the strength & hope to be positive & happy no matter what this life brings to us. All things are possible through Our God!!
I wanted to post Kelsey's 2009 resolutions. May we all achieve these goals in our life.
In 2009 I want to...
Write something worth reading
Read something worth sharing
Say something worth repeating
Give something worth getting
Choose something worth keeping
Sacrifice something worth giving up
Go somewhere worth seeing
Eat something worth tasting
Hug someone worth holding
Buy something worth treasuring
Cry tears worth shedding
Do something worth watching
Risk something worth protecting
Listen to something worth hearing
Teach something worth learning
Be someone worth knowing.