Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanks for the Prayers

The good news is that they didn't find cancer.
The not so good news is that they found plenty of other
not so delightful findings.
It is looking like I'll need another surgery.
If you are counting, that makes two in the waiting now.

Before that decision is final, though, I'll have more testing.
The working theory is that a bile duct is blocked and causing the 
severe pain in my upper right side.  This is the second doctor 
to believe that this is the likely problem.

As unsettling as that was, even more so was the discovery 
that I may have Crohn's Disease.  If so, it is caught early
but it is something that we'll be doing more research about.

And in the category of weird....the opening from my stomach 
to the intestines is extremely small.  The doctor used a balloon to 
open it wider.  I'm such a mess.

He, (the doctor), 
was enjoying my case very much.
Apparently he normally just gets to 
see routine patients.

I should have sent word ahead 
that he was going to have an 
extra special day.

He was nearly giddy
when sharing my results and pictures 
wtih us.
LOL

But............ I'm here.  And I'm able to work, pray, play and live.

After watching this morning's news and the people in the 
Philippines I know that I have nothing to complain about.

I have a home...food....water.
I have the people that love me and whom I love 
within reach by phone, internet or in proximity.

It is so sad to know the extent of tragedy so many have
been immersed in by no fault of their own.
It just is what it is.
Nature is powerful.
BUT....
Our God is greater and I trust Him to bring good 
from this mess. 
Praying for all of the Christian rescue organizations 
who are bringing aid.  May they bring the best aid of 
all to these precious people.  The wonderful story of 
Jesus love and the gift of eternal life.

And with that...
I must return to the candle kitchen.
Blessings on your day!

7 comments:

Vee said...

Well! Praying mightily that the Crohn's maybe becomes a NOT right along with a blocked duct. If the opening from the tummy to the intestine is small, I would think that that would create all sorts of troubles. What did he say that you're to do about it or was the "stretching" enough? Perhaps I should have taken all this behind the scenes...

Glad that that portion of the medical procedures is behind you. Oh how our minds leap to make connections...no matter that they're not the correct ones. Thanks for your sweet comment this morning...first, too, like old times!

Karen said...

Oh, Becky-I hadn't read my blog reader since the weekend and just saw Tuesday's post this morning. Glad to see your update, as I was concerned when I read the last one.

Good to know your dr. is...hmmm...enthusiastic...about treating you. Maybe that's a great thing that you are different-perhaps he enjoys a challenge and you will receive even better care than you might otherwise.

Keep me updated on how to pray for you. Our whole family will be lifting you in our prayers, dear friend.

(((Becky)))

Theresa said...

I will keep the prayer wheels turning! I am happy to hear there isn't any Cancer but sorry you have surgeries to NOT look forward to! Like you said, we have SO much to be thankful for! BIG HUGS and continued prayers coming your way!

Elena said...

Thank you so much for the update and I will continue to remember you in my prayers.

Phyllis said...

I just read your blog. So sorry about all your pain but praying that the Drs. will be able to take care of it. One of these days we will do lunch. RIGHT???

Melissa Gill said...

Oh wow, praying for you!

Carol Z said...

I'm keeping your GI in my prayers. Praying for good health and the pain to go far, far away!