I'd like to give you quick update on my sister-in-law, Shawn. She had a double mastectomy on Tuesday and so many of you have been praying for her. She and Jurgen have been so blessed by the outpouring of prayers, comments, emails and phone calls through all of this. Thank you so very much for your kindness, girls!
Shawn's surgery went well and the doctors are confident that they got everything, and that the cancer was contained to the lump. They did not find cancer in the lymph nodes, which is a huge and wonderful relief. The bad news is that it looks like they will have to do a second surgery next week, to graft skin and muscle tissue from her lower back. The tissue around the breast area is badly damaged and it doesn't look as if it will survive, unless the Lord does a miracle.
I would really appreciate your continued prayers for Shawn. Facing a second surgery and dealing with the pain are two very daunting things. I'm going to keep praying for a miracle on the skin...that life would pour into that area and that a second surgery would not be necessary. I know that nothing is impossible for God to do.
Shawn comes home today and will need special care when she gets there. I worry that it will be difficult to get comfortable and that her husband needs some rest. It's been a draining week emotionally for everyone...and he has been an amazing hero through it all.
And although this has been a tough time for our family, life continues on. Kids, work, dishes, hockey....there is always something! Tomorrow I will speak at our women's luncheon and I've almost forgotten to be nervous about it! Crazy.
I hope you'll link up for a virtual cup of coffee today! Let us know what is going on in your life! I have been absent from making my own rounds the last couple of weeks and I've missed visiting with you! Waaah! If you aren't a blogger, please don't hesitate to introduce yourself in the comments section! We'd like to get to know you.