Thursday, May 27, 2010

Praising the Lord!!!



Mom Before Surgery

Mom came through surgery with out any complications. 
All the bone around the tumor was completely deteriorated and the doctor was able to remove it.
Screws and 2 rods were put in her bones  to secure her back.  The doctor had been very, very concerned that her bones were strong enough to hold the screws.

The cancer had not spread into the spinal cord, so there was no loss of spinal fluid or blood.  The first
quick biopsy indicates this tumor would not have responded to chemo or radiation, so he felt we made
the right decision to have it surgically removed.  He also said she could have had the tumor for 15 years or so, which means it is a very slow growing cancer.  They will be doing further testing to make sure this is the case.

We saw her quickly in the intensive care unit before we came home (which was 1:00 AM) and she looked so much better than I thought she would look.  They had already remove the breathing tube and she talked to us.  We certainly came home much more peaceful than we had the night before.

I can't thank you enough for your prayers.  God certainly heard them and I am giving Him all the praise!!!!
She still has a long road ahead of her and we pray that the wound heals and she does not get infection.
Thank you again my friends!!!

28 comments:

Jerri Jimenez said...

Glory be to God almighty! I'm reading this with tears in my eyes Joan, I cannot tell you how worried I've been for you and your Mom! God is soooooo good! Your mom has a long road ahead of her, but hey, she's 95, she's already come a long, long way! She's one tough lady!!! God's blessings!!!!

Selma said...

What wonderful news to wake up to this morning Joan. I will pray for a quick recovery. Now I hope you can relax and get some rest before this takes a toll on you. Take care my friend.

Becky Jo said...

Joan, I'm so happy to hear this latest news! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers for a good recovery. I, too, like Jerri, read your post with tears in my eyes. Hugs & Blessings!!

Christine said...

I praise him for his new mercies and his goodness!! I am so happy Joan that our prayers were answered!!!

I expect 100% healing in the name of Jesus!! She is more than a conqueror in Christ who will strengthen her and I expect her strengths will carry her through just fine.

I am so happy..(sniffle) I truly have been prayerful I know how special my mom is to me thus completely understanding what your going through. ((hugs))

-christine

Janet T. said...

Count me in on reading your post through tear-filled eyes!!! I'm so happy to hear your news this morning. Now our prayers turn to thanks to God for his loving care so far and ask for a quick & full recovery for your precious Mom! Promise you'll take care of you as well!

Janet T.

smilesaregreat said...

Praise the Lord!
I am so joy-filled for you all!
Continued blessings and prayers.
Hugs, Dawn

marsha said...

Praise be to God! This is such fantastic news I am so happy for you and your mom!
Hugs, Marsha

Anonymous said...

Been reading and watching closely -- thank God that the awful Obama Care isn't in yet -- your mom would not have been a candidate for this operation. Your mom is so sweet looking -- thank you for sharing her with your fans. We love you, Joan and your lovely family. God bless and God speed. God bless America. Huggies, Syl xxoooo

lisa808 said...

Wonderful news!

Janine said...

Joan - your mother looks FABULOUS!!!

Jane Wetzel said...

Thanks be to our God...sending u hugs Joan!

Anonymous said...

What a relief. God is wonderful!!!!She looks amazing in the pictures. You wouldn't think she had just gone through such an ordeal. I practically bawled when I read your story. I have been waiting for some news and I have told several others the ordeal you, your Mom, and family are going through. I love praying..so many of my prayers have been answered. I have the best direct line!
Yvonne

Yvonne

Linda Palmer said...

Praise God!!! I am so happy for your Mom and you. I know she may have some rough days but with her faith and your faith it will turn out great. You are all still in my prayers.

Nancy C. said...

What wonderful news to read this AM! She is one tough lady! God Bless. I will keep you in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

God is so good. May he watch over all of you, and keep you strong in the days ahead. Sandra B

Kris Turner said...

Isn't God just awesome?! Every prayer counts, and your mom is absolute evidence of that! Prayers continue for your mom, you and all your family as the healing process begins. There will be pains, concerns, and big and little joys throughout. Just keep your eyes on God. You've already seen His amazing handiwork!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Jennifer said...

God is SOOO good!

Maggimay said...

I'll second that..."praise the Lord"! This is awesome news...it is such a relief to hear she is doing well....I am so happy for her and all of you! Smiles....Maggi

Jean Pipp said...

Wonderful news abut your Mom.....God bless her and you in the days ahead. She looks like such a darling! Best always

Linda Fleming said...

Joan, this is wonderful news. Your mom is an amazing woman coming through this so well. Praying all goes well with her healing and she can be up and about soon. Now you take care of yourself and get some much deserved rest.

Linda Bandow said...

Thank you Jesus! Your Mom is on my list and hope this is a portent of how my other folks are faring.....I will continue to ask for blessings for her. She looks great! Get some rest, my dear.

Cherie said...

How wonderful! I'm so pleased for all of you! He does hear our prayers!

Hugs!

donnabischof said...

Joan, I am so happy for you and your mom. I hope you can get a little rest now. Keep us updated.

Adirondack Annie said...

Praise god from whom All Blessings Flow!!! I am soooo excited for you & your Mom! I will continue to lift her up in prayer as well as you also.

Vickie Y said...

So happy to hear this news. I will continue to keep your mom, you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs and Blessings
Vickie Y

larue said...

God is good.

Your mom is a beautiful lady and I am so happy things went so well.
May God continue to bless you, your mom, and your family.

SharonC said...

Wonderful news!! Keeping you and your mom in my prayers!

evette k. said...

Praise the Lord through Him all things are possible. So very glad your mom has come through this surgery so well. Plus she looks so much like my own mom!!!! Wow. Continued prayers for mom and you Joan and also your family. Love, evette