I'm sorry I've failed to let you all know the exact time of the surgery. It is in fact tomorrow morning, and it is scheduled for seven-thirty. Doug and I need to be there by five-thirty. I was praying that they would not be doing a repeat of the invasive surgery I had in April. The Lord heard and answered that prayer! The surgeon will be going in through my right side, in hopes of getting good biopisies of the nodules on my lung. He will be performing a VATS (video asissted thoracoscopy surgery). This means I will be having two to three smaller incisions, rather than one large open incision. The recovery time for this is obviously much easier than my previous surgery! I will also be having a chest tube again, which was perhaps the worst part for me last time. Thankfully this will only have stay in one day (if all goes as planned). Please pray that....
--they have no issues with scar tissue that could prevent them from retrieving what they need.
--the chest tube is successful in doing what it needs to, and is able to come out soon.
--there is minimal or no post-surgery nausea, and minimal pain.
Please pray especially for my surgeon and his medical team. Pray that their hands and decisions are guided by God. And of course, let's pray and believe together that we will know definite results soon from the biopsy. Doug and I are so humbled by your love and support. Thank you to each one of you who are praying for us and taking our needs before the Lord. I, once again, have a peace in my heart. Oh dear friends, this can only come through our Heavenly Father. I am trusting, and I know He is with me.