I haven't shared this on here before, so here I go...
This October, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer. (Yes, during breast cancer awareness month - thank you annual mammograms!!) When she was diagnosed, the doctor's called it the "best possible breast cancer diagnosis" and a "no brainer". So although we were worried, we felt confident that a simple lumpectomy would fix this. Her surgery (about two weeks ago) went excellent and was totally predictable. Until her biopsies came back and showed more cancer - two types, in her lymph nodes and tissues. After such a "wonderful" diagnosis, this felt like a punch to the gut. Yet, we are determined to remain optimistic.
RIGHT NOW my mother-in-law is in surgery for a double masectomy. Would you please join us in lifting her up to our Heavenly Father - the father of love, the father of healing, the father of peace! Pray for the doctor's hands as they do the surgery, that they are able to get all the cancer, for a quick recovery, and for all of us that we remain optimistic (and patient as we are entertaining a two-year-old in the hospital).
She entered surgery feeling God's "peace that transcends all understanding". Praise God for that! The rest of us our left a little anxious, but comforted that our God loves each of us even more than we love her!
This will be about a 6 hour surgery, and things are going well so far. I will update you when she is out and how she is doing.