Monday, November 28, 2011

MD follow up, plastic surgeon

Well, things went well with my initial post op with the plastic surgeon. Two of the four drains came out (yeah!) and he says that most everything is going well.

 He did have some concerns of a potential infection in the left breast and wants to see me back this Friday - so if you would like to pray for me, please pray for that potential infection to GO AWAY!  

"Is anyone among you suffering?  Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sings psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up".  James 5:13-15

 Speaking of prayers, thank you sooo much for praying for me and Kevin - we feel it and it is powerful!   Cancer changes every aspect of your life, but somehow all I've see out of all of this is just plain wonderful -  love, support, hugs, and kisses. Who wouldn't want more of that?

Love and Hugs and Kisses right back to you!!!
God Bless,

Saturday, November 26, 2011

So... it's post-op-day 3. Overall I am feeling great. I have four drains, two on each side. I hurt, but not terribly so.

We feasted on a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner brought over by loving friends - talk about feeling grateful! I feel surrounded by love and support and it makes this journey so much easier. 

Kevin has been so wonderful. He helps me with everything I need.

He even sets his alarm to give me my pain meds throughout the night.

I don't know what I would do without him. Somehow I don't feel comfortable without him being near me. We are basically newlyweds but this has propelled us into a more intimate, more REAL kind of love. I thank God for him every day!

"Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God." Phillipians 1:3

Each day brings more gifts of love in the form of food (even from neighbors I have yet to meet!), flowers, cards, afghans, books, movies, and on and on.  These simple gifts lift my spirits and give me hope and smiles! Thank you! 

My first MD follow up is Monday with the plastic surgeon, then the oncologist on Thursday. I'll know more about chemo and radiation after the appts.

Love to you all!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Big Day

How did the "big day" start?

None of you who know Laura will be suprised to know that it started with Laura cooking breakfast for her friends and family. 
We try to take care of her, but she won't stop taking care of us!

Her surgery went well.  The initial news is good, and we will all pray as we learn more about what recovery will mean in her case. 
Please continue to lift Laura and her family up in your prayers, and to thank God for the way He continues to care for Laura and send her signs of His love.

She is feeling good, looking good, and full of gratitude for all the events of today.  There is a long road ahead, but she is not alone. 

She was a CHAMPION today. 
I will never forget today as long as I live. 
This woman is so full of grace and courage... 

Thank you for being a part of her journey, and for walking alongside of her by offering your prayers and support. 

She feels your love!   

- Missy
(the Neighbor)

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Day Before the Big Day

I sit here anxiously waiting and dreading for time to move forward. Tomorrow is my bilat mastectomy.

Tomorrow starts my physical fight, my spiritual fight and strengthening. However, it has been well under way.

I praise God for loving me so wonderfully through my prayerful and loving friends and family!

"Though God brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love. 
For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief
to the children of men."

- Lamentations 3:32-33