Dear Faithful Praying Family & Friends,
Thank you for reading this blog and for praying! Here are some specific things to pray for, during the next 6 days before surgery on June 29. Our final decision is for a double mastectomy and for no reconstruction at this time.
Please pray for :
~lymph nodes: that the surgeon will be able to clearly identify the “sentinel” nodes and take only a minimum number of nodes, resulting in NO complications, [like lymphedema]; that the lymph nodes are free of cancer cells.
~surgery in general: that there would be no complications [blood clots come to mind] during and after surgery, protection from harm; wisdom, skill, discernment, judgement, stamina for the medical team.
~recuperation: that, in a reasonable amount of time, I would heal properly and completely, with no complications.
~further treatment: that there will be no future recurrence, that I will not require radiation or chemo, that the cancer cells will be completely contained within the breast.
~psychological/emotional: that I would grieve honestly but with courage and dignity; that I would bear the reality of this loss without becoming completely unglued.
AND please pray that I would offer myself in in glad obedience to the Triune God, whom I am to love with my WHOLE heart, soul, mind, and body. From the hymn, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross:” “Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.”
Benedictus es, Domine.