Archive for March 2007

Janie Home From the Hospital, On the Mend

Janie has been home from the hospital for over a week now and is healing nicely, thank you very much. We want to thank the many who have expressed concern and who have prayed. Keep praying! It can’t hurt!

Update on Janie…

Some of you may have come here to find out how Janie is doing? There were some complications from her recent surgery and she has been in the hospital for a number of days, although we are expecting she can go home tomorrow.

The doctors have given us good prognoses, now it is just a matter of continued healing. Thank you for your ongoing and continued prayers.

A Personal Family Update

Janie has gone through some very challenging physical issues lately. Initially, we were told this was nothing to be concerned about. As the situation progressed the doctor’s advice didn’t add up. What started out as a potential need for a hysterectomy and “a tumor that we didn’t need to concern ourselves about” seemed to require more immediate attention than it was getting. We switched doctors midstream and, just as importantly, hospitals. We went to a larger hospital that has much greater bench depth.

The new OB-GYN informed us that this situation was actually serious – and scheduled surgery for the next day. I rushed home from the west coast – arrived early in the morning from a red eye flight. Janie had surgery later that morning. This was a week ago last Friday.

It seemed clear Janie had cancer and that it had spread to her lymph nodes. The surgeon’s report was good. However, after waiting for some days we just found out that she is cancer-free now. Therefore there is no need for radiation or chemo. This is fantastic news.

However, there are some complications from the surgery. Her gastrointestinal plumbing has not been working properly and the absence of lymph nodes is causing problems. In the midst of all of this I had some respiratory problems. Janie was home a few days but is back in the hospital to address these problems. I have been by her bedside the last couple of days.

We thank all of you who have prayed, and ask that you continue. We remain confident in God’s guidance and healing.