We have very tangibly felt the presence of God throughout this entire experience. It is as if He has literally been standing with us – sometimes in front guiding, occasionally behind us pushing, always at least next to us supporting.
As each piece of information has come back during the time of figuring out what was wrong with me, we've prayed that the Lord would give us the best answer that He could at that moment. And He always has. We held that same prayer request up prior to my surgery on Monday and with my recovery since.
Going into my surgery I knew that I had two of three things going for me for sure – I am young (relatively) and in good health (relatively). The wild card was whether the cancer had been detected early enough so that its spread was minimal. As Jacquelyn indicated – per my good Dr. August – the preliminary prognosis is positive.
And, sure enough, the blessings keep flowing in that my recovery is going amazingly well. I can't help but attribute this to the combination of excellent medical and spiritual care that I am receiving.
I haven't been allowed even a sip of water yet, but Jacquelyn sneaks me coffee-flavored kisses. I've walked a couple of laps around the sixth floor with minimal pain. They will be putting some "food" through my feeding tube today. We may give the new & improved GI system a try with some clear liquids on Friday.
Each of you blessing me with your prayers and good thoughts has been for me the Body of Christ – my healing nourishment – throughout this illness.
Thanks and may God bless you back.