We met with Dr. Peter Pisters this morning - a class act doctor. Very steady and bright. We are comfortable as one can be with a surgeon I suppose. So far I recommend him to anyone who may be in need of such a surgeon. These guys have excellent surgical and post operative statistics as far as infection and other complications. We have much confidence in their abilities, but more so in the hand of God and His Will.
Surgery is scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 2006. The day before is 'prep' day with some fun juice to drink ( anyone remember the dinner scene on the nutty pofessor? Ha Ha). We are debating on whether we should come home a few days or not. That remains to be seen.
Thankyou so much for the words of encouragement. Keep Robin in prayer as she is physically fatigued and her right eye is bloodshot, itchy and running since yesterday. She is at the eye Dr.'s office as I type.
The church we are attending is quite a drive but is it well worth it. The guest preacher operates in the prophetic and he spoke a word over Robin and I in the Sunday evening service. Wow! We got the tape and Robin transcribed it. It has confirmed many things already going on that this gentleman had no way of knowing, but God does. We will share it with anyone interested.
My parents and my mother's sister Eva are staying with us as we approach surgery (before and after). I am so thankful for their presence and support. There are other people who would love to be here but cannot due to physical limitations.
I also would like to ask for you all to pray for a 12 year old boy who is in need of a heart/lung transplant. His name is Austin Barber and we have been spending time with him almost every day while e-mailing or washing clothes, etc. Please pray for Austin and his dad Shane that he would remain as healthy as can be while awaiting a transplant and for financial support due to the expensive nature of waiting.
Another request is a lady I work with named Jill. She has been diagnosed with masses in the liver and pancreas ( I stand to be corrected if that is not accurate). She is the 3rd person at my office diagnosed with cancer. What's the deal? Please lift her up a few minutes as you read this.
Scripture records Jesus saying that " the things impossible with men are possible with God."
There is no dissapointment in my heart since the tumor did not 'dissappear'. That was my first choice, but I believe in a Sovereign God Whose thoughts are higher than mine and Whose ways are much higher than mine. We seek Him and His righteousness and we know all things will be added.
Please pass on the date to those who may not have access to the internet. Thankyou. GW/RW