I would love to send a personal reply to each of you, but…… I have read your words of encouragement, and I’m soaking up the healing power of your love and faith. Thank you, Thank you. Included some pictures of my inspiration to be happy and grateful.
Tomorrow about 11:00 am I will check into UVRMC for surgery. A Thoracic surgeon will be doing a procedure called a pleuradesis, and getting a large biopsy section of the tumor from my lung so it can be analyzed for the best treatment options. The pleuradesis is a procedure to irritate the lining of the lung, then a chest tube will be put in to drain fluid, and the lung will be adhered to the chest wall. This will take a few days to happen and heal from, thus the hospital stay, but the result will be the fluid will not collect around the right lung and keep collapsing it. I should be much more comfortable after healing from this procedure. The surgeon assures me it will not affect my ability to be active in the future.
I know the Lord is in charge and have such great faith in the blessings I have received. Reading the scriptures in John yesterday, I just kept marking everything with a red pencil. John 16:24 “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”
And then John 16 verse 33: These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”