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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Another step closer

"We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him, our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you."  Psalm 33:20-22

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Once again, I am humbled by your prayers for me and my family. I feel like today was confirmation the Lord hears our heart's cries. 

My meeting with the orthopedic oncologist went well. We still don't know what the mass is but the doc said it is a 50/50 toss-up between being benign or malignant (which was more encouraging news than Monday). I will have a biopsy tomorrow at 9:20 am. It will be an hour-long surgery. The biggest prayer request is that we will have no conclusive news tomorrow. By that, I mean they have to send the biopsy off to pathology to know clearly what it is (with the hopes it is benign). The only other answer we would have tomorrow is that it is cancer and they just don't know what type (which also means sending off to pathology for more information).

So, please pray for no news! We're going to continue praying that the mass is benign and that there will be no damage to my median nerve or flexor tendons whenever they remove it. It must be removed in the future whether it is cancerous or not, but the biopsy will let us know what we're dealing with and how to proceed. 

The earliest we would know final results of the pathology tests would be next Wednesday.  If the mass is complex or the doctor wants more information, it may be up to two weeks before we get results back. However, we will know a little more tomorrow. This is one time I definitely want to hear, " We don't know. More waiting."

Please pray for Dr. Smith and her team, for wisdom in extracting the biopsy, for accurate pathology tests, for quick healing, and for my heart to continue to abide in Him - trusting He loves me, He is in absolute control and He can do the miraculous.

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