Sunday, April 18, 2021

Update on Dh

It's been a couple of weeks or more since I've been with you all. That's because there is a lot going on in our lives right now. To keep it simple I am going to just cut and paste some of my recent Facebook posts to fill you in.

This is extremely long, but here goes...

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 

Prayer please. We are on our way to ER with John.

Saturday, April 10, 2021 -

Thank you to everyone who has been praying over John. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated and, please, keep them coming.
We really don't know a whole lot yet. After the mighty, wonderful, and miraculous things that we witnessed during John's last hospital stay, we were very optimistic. The bloating and swelling that he had been experiencing dissipated within a few days and things seemed to be returning to normal. Then, the bloating and pain started again and he started turning yellow. And when I say yellow, I mean YEL-LOW!
We went to our primary care doctor yesterday where great concern was expressed over color and weight-loss. More labs were run. They called us late in the evening last night with the results. John's bilirubin and liver enzymes were...like...three times higher than they were two weeks ago (which they were off the charts then)! Needless to say, we ended up in ER where John was admitted to Mercy for the second time in two weeks.
When I first started this post the gastrointestinal specialist hadn't been in yet, but he came in while I was typing and just left. They are doing a CRPC (a procedure to look inside the bile ducts of the gallbladder) tomorrow. If it turns out negative they are going to biopsy the liver.
The doctor was optimistic that the bilirubin numbers returned to normal so fast after whatever happened with the pancreatic mass/cancer/no pancreatic mass/no cancer episode two weeks ago. He said it is a good sign that something (maybe a small gallstone) is trapped in a bile duct somewhere; if not...then they search elsewhere and keep looking until they find the problem.
The ER doctor told us last night that this whole thing is so strange...that none of the symptoms or test results that they're seeing match the numbers and vise-versa...and that they should. He said that this is turning into a "bizarre and rare" case.
Please stand with us for another good report! I truly believe that God did a great and mighty work two weeks ago and that a complete healing is being performed by process.
If I know nothing else I know this: THAT GOD IS! That He is, that He is in control, and that He can, and does, do above all that we can ask or think.
Our faith is in God and the truth of His Word. Having done all to stand, we are still standing. Please stand with us in prayer and in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen!
And thank you!


Sunday, April 11, 2021 -

I'm going to make this short, sweet, and to the point.
John has a hepatic duct obstruction. They will be transferring him to Mercy in Springfield where more testing and procedures will be done. This will most likely take place tomorrow.
Please continue to stand with us in prayer and faith as we continue this arduous journey. Thank you!


Sunday late night update...
Thankfully things moved along faster than expected and John has already been transferred to Springfield. I am home packing and trying to get things ready to leave here as early as possible in the morning. I have to stop at Walmart to have my tires checked, then I'm out of here!
The hospital only allows one visitor so I will be by myself. I'm hoping to get in on a hospitality room at the hospital, but, whether I do or not, I don't plan on coming home until John does.
I have no information on when the surgery will take place, but will try to update again as soon as I can tomorrow. Please continue prayers our way...especially over John. Thank you!


Monday, April 12, 2021 - 

A quick update...
Am at Walmart in Lamar waiting on my car. Passenger front tire had belts showing. As soon as it's done I'm hitting the road. Have chatted with John a bit, but haven't heard anything from the doctor or hospital yet. I did manage to secure a hospitality room at Mercy for at least four nights.


Another quick update (Monday evening)...
I got a new tire at Walmart this morning (the belts were showing on the old one) and the guy told me I had a bad oil leak. I said, "How bad?" He said, "Bad enough to leave a trail of oil everywhere you go" and it was. I just grabbed a few extra quarts of oil, filled 'er up, and came on anyhow. I'll deal with all that later.
I got checked into the hospitality house and am two floors above John; as for updates or news concerning him...well...there really isn't any.
At Joplin there was much love, care, concern, and a flurry of activity to find answers and the sweetest, most caring doctors and nurses EVER, but here...there's been nothing. We've waited all day for an MRI that was ordered this morning and, basically, the gastro gal said they want to rerun all the tests that Joplin has already done. WHAT??? WHY??? We don't get it. WHAT is going on here???
Unless John needs something and calls them, we hardly see or hear from anyone. He hadn't been given anything to eat or drink since early yesterday (at least I think it was yesterday) and no one had even filled his water jug. When I arrived we hustled up some lunch (chicken broth, crackers, a fruit cup, and a high-protein Ensure, per his request, of course) and I filled his UNOPENED water jug myself. His lips were so dry and cracked that they were bleeding. I told the nurse to get him some Chapstick and she did. We are not impressed. 😒
On the other hand...John's got a roommate...a 59-year-old terminal cancer patient named Tony. We've been able to visit and pray with him and his sweet mama off and on all day today and that's been good for all of us. ❤
There's really nothing else to share. I just got done with supper and am heading down to the chapel, then to the shower. After that I'm going to bed. Hopefully, John and I will both sleep better tonight given that we're, at least, under the same roof.
Keep standing with us in prayer with us over this deal. We don't get what's happening but we have no doubt that the Lord is in it and many will witness His abundant mercy and grace through it in the end!
Blessings over all and good night! ❤


Tuesday, April 13, 2021 -

Immediate prayer requested, please!
They did the MRI around 3:30 this morning. Now they're telling us that everything they told us in Joplin is wrong and that there is a pancreatic mass that is pressing in and cutting off the common bile duct from the outside and that there is every indication that it is cancerous.
Call me a fool if you want, but I do not believe for one minute that after two CT scans, two gallbladder scans, a liver scan, two abdominal scans, x-rays, an endoscopy of the pancreas WITH BIOPSY, a ERCP, and...I don't even know what else...that everything that they told us at Joplin is wrong!!!
They told us all this, then, immediately took John down for surgery. We barely had time to pray together and say goodbye before they whisked him away. They are repeating the ERCP and endoscopy. While they're in there they will do a biopsy and try to put a stent in to drain that bile duct. If they can't get a stent in they said that they would run a tube to the outside of his body to drain it from a different direction.
Please stand in agreement with us for a good report. We fully believe that when Jesus died on the cross for our sins that He himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses just as the Word says in Matthew 8:17 in reference to Isaiah 53:4.
He took it all at the same time! If we're saved, then we are healed! It doesn't matter how it looks in the natural!
Stand with us and be in prayer. I will give an update when I can. Thanks!


Wednesday, April 14, 2021 -

The results are in and we're right back to square one. John has been diagnosed as having inoperable pancreatic cancer.
We still have not seen the doctor that performed the procedure and took the biopsy, and we were told this morning that someone from oncology would be down to talk with us this afternoon, but no one ever showed up.
We are completely frustrated, but, even in the midst of totally not understanding any of this, we are not without hope. We still believe with all our hearts that the Lord is in this and that, in the end, it will all work out as a testimony to His goodness and faithfulness no matter what.
Please continue to stand with us as we continue to wait upon the Lord! Thank you all so much!


Thursday, April 15, 2021 -

I just got back from lunch and John is sleeping. I came up to my room to rest a bit, but before I do, I want to give you all a quick update. Let me start by saying that the roller coaster is headed uphill again!
The oncologist came in first thing this morning. She went over what type of cancer John has with us again and told us that the good news is there is no cancer in the liver or gallbladder. I asked her how can that be good news when a person has pancreatic cancer. She said that, normally, when pancreatic cancer is this far along, it has already spread into the liver and gallbladder. She said that, in John's case, it has not. She said that she suggested going a surgical route with chemo. 🤔
I told her that the doctor that did the endoscopy and took the biopsy (that I never got to see, but talked with briefly on the phone) had told us that the tumor was wrapped up in main veins and arteries and that it was inoperable. She said that, if that doctor told us that, then he had spoken out of turn and that it wasn't his call to make.
Dr. T. (the oncologist) explained that, while the tumor is, indeed, wrapped up in veins and arteries, that only one tiny tentacle is actually attached to any of them. She said that she believes that John is a good candidate for surgery coupled with chemo, but that they don't do that surgery here. He would have to go to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Dr. T. is sending the reports to the surgeon at Barnes to see what he thinks. If he thinks that John is a likely candidate for surgery, as well, then that is probably where we will end up. She also said that if the surgeon doesn't think that John is a likely candidate for the surgery at this time, then he might suggest chemo first to shrink the tumor, then go for surgery.
When asked about the prognosis with all the different scenarios, Dr. T. said that without treatment time is very short. With chemo alone, 2 years...maybe longer. With surgery and chemo she said that there is a very good chance of long life and a tiny chance of complete cure. She said she's seen it happen many times.
So...now we wait to see what the surgeon at Barnes says. Then, we will go from there. We have a lot on our plate right now and need wisdom and direction from above at every turn. We still stand in agreement for complete health and healing and this very well could be the path that the Lord uses to get us there. There is so much going on in my head that it is swimming.
I do want to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers. They mean everything to us right now. Please...keep them coming! ❤



Friday, April 16, 2021 -

It's been a whirlwind of a day, but we still don't know much more than we did. The best news to report is that our primary care doctor came to see John today and she is arranging that, when surgery time comes, that it be done at KU instead of Barnes, which is a HUGE answer to prayer!
John is feeling a bit low tonight (and so am I). His belly is really swollen and he hurts. He's hardly been able to eat or drink today and they have taken him off the IV. From what we understand, if his blood pressure remains consistent with where it's been and his kidney function improves, they plan on sending him home in a day or two.
We have no idea what the future holds, but we are learning to take one day at a time. Please pray for John tonight that God's peace would be upon him, that he would be able to eat and drink as much as he should, that his kidney function would improve, and that his blood pressure would remain consistent with where it's been (without the IV).
Pray, too, for John's ex-roommate, Tony, and his family. Tony was moved into a private room yesterday and his family called in. Tony will be sent home on hospice tomorrow morning. We have grown very close to this family in the short time we've been here and we plan on staying in touch. Please pray God's peace over all.


Saturday, April 17, 2021 -

It's been a whirlwind of a day, but we still don't know much more than we did. The best news to report is that our primary care doctor came to see John today and she is arranging that, when surgery time comes, that it be done at KU instead of Barnes, which is a HUGE answer to prayer!
John is feeling a bit low tonight (and so am I). His belly is really swollen and he hurts. He's hardly been able to eat or drink today and they have taken him off the IV. From what we understand, if his blood pressure remains consistent with where it's been and his kidney function improves, they plan on sending him home in a day or two.
We have no idea what the future holds, but we are learning to take one day at a time. Please pray for John tonight that God's peace would be upon him, that he would be able to eat and drink as much as he should, that his kidney function would improve, and that his blood pressure would remain consistent with where it's been (without the IV).
Pray, too, for John's ex-roommate, Tony, and his family. Tony was moved into a private room yesterday and his family called in. Tony will be sent home on hospice tomorrow morning. We have grown very close to this family in the short time we've been here and we plan on staying in touch. Please pray God's peace over all.


Now...here it is...Sunday, April 18, 2021 -

It has been a low-key, quiet Sunday. Not a lot has changed really. John is still bloated and the doctor is still saying that we will be out of here in a day or two. John did eat and drink more today, which is an answer to prayer and elimination processes seem to be functioning better.

I am tired as I write this post from my hospitality room. I am tired and I want to go home. Once I get there, I want everything to be "normal"...but it won't be.

I don't what the future holds, but I know the one that does. Pray for us. Pray for John. Pray for complete health and healing over all.

Thank you!

Until next time...
~Rebecca

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Spring Things

It's a rainy Wednesday morning here in the Four-States Area and spring has sprung on every front!

Spring Beauties

Least Bluets

Common Violet

Tiny spring flowers dot the landscape (spring beauties, least bluets, and violets), with sunny-faced dandelions dancing prominently among them.

Bridal's Wreath

Red Bud

The bridal's wreath bush and redbud trees are in full bloom and the lilac buds are big and swollen purple...ready to burst forth at any moment. 

Lilacs
(2020)

In addition to the blooming of flowers all kinds of other spring things are happening. Bees are buzzing, frogs are croaking, and birds are singing. They are also building nests and laying eggs.

Bumble Bee

Frog

Robin's Nest

Spring is a glorious time of year! Everything is so fresh and soft and green! New life abounds on every front! I pray that you and yours are enjoying spring wherever you are. What changes have you noted taking place?

Until next time...
~Rebecca 

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Master List and Menu Plan Monday - April 5, 2021

Greetings, Dear Ones! It's the first Monday of April and, here in southwest Missouri, spring is in full bloom! 🌷

Spring Beauties

It's beautiful outside this morning! 60 degrees and sunshiny with a high of 76 expected! I don't think it could get any more perfect than that!!! 🌞

How was your week and weekend? Did you have a nice Easter/Resurrection Sunday?

Variegated Pink Tulips

Ours was absolutely lovely here! I will share a few pics throughout this post.

Dyed Eggs

Rabbit trail...today marks the anniversary of my Grandma Maudie's birth 126 years ago. She was born April 5, 1895. You can read more about her HERE.

Maude Belle (McCann) Brown Graham

A quick update on my husband...

He has his ups and downs, but, overall, John is doing so much better than he was a week ago! He's here, he's alive, and, praise God! He's been made whole, healed and cancer-free, by the power of the blood and in the mighty name of Jesus! He is still experiencing bloating, abdominal pain, and other digestive issues, but the swelling is down and he looks like himself again. We are so thankful for all that the Lord has done, and is doing, on his behalf. He's been through a lot physically, mentally, and emotionally and your continued thoughts and prayers his way (our way) are much appreciated!

Traditional Italian Easter Egg Bread

I'm not going back to work until John is able to keep up with nutrition, hydration, and medication on his own. I'm hoping that maybe by Saturday that will be the case. In the meantime, we will continue to take one day at a time and take things as they come. Nothing is set in stone, but I will share my tentative plans for the week ahead.

Homemade Matzo Bread

This week's master to-do list...

- clean house
- do laundry
- wash bedding
- wade through and organize the Van Gogh room (with all the comings and goings of this past week and a half, out-of-town company, Easter, and more it's become a literal catchall...it's a mess and I can't find anything.)
- call the hot water heater company and see what can be done (the hot water heater has been acting up for weeks and we've only had it a little over a year...this is the second one in five years...I do not recommend Richmond brand hot water heaters at all!)
- spend as much time outside as possible

13 of Our 20 Grands
They had a ball playing and hunting eggs together!

This week's menu plan...

We have an abundance of fresh vegetables leftover from the weekend so will be looking for ways to use them up throughout the week.

Monday - Beef stroganoff over mashed potatoes or pasta with sautéed celery, oven roasted carrots, and salad
Tuesday - Broiled salmon with baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, Sue Gregg's Good Earth Rolls, and salad 
Wednesday - Baked chicken breasts with steamed broccoli, oven-roasted carrots, biscuits, and salad
Thursday - Michelle Duggar's Tater Tot Casserole with green beans and salad
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked potatoes, brussel sprouts, and salad
Saturday - Vegetable beef soup with biscuits
Sunday - Leftovers

Well, that's it for today! I hope you and yours are doing well and I wish you blessings for a great week ahead! 

Until next time...
~Rebecca

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Latest Updates On My Dh

I know that some of you are awaiting updates on my dh. Here are my latest updates on Facebook...

John and I

Monday's post (March 29, 2021)...

"...They did the gallbladder scan today and it was clear, so no surgery! Praise the Lord! They had planned on doing the endoscopy today, too, but, due to a conflict in scheduling, it has been put off until tomorrow. They are planning on doing it around 11:00 and, once again, we are praying for a good report.

As a result of the massive amounts of IV fluids they've pushed, John has a lot of swelling. The doctor has ordered lasix to help pull it off.

This has been a wild and incredible few days with many emotions and lots of twists and turns. But, believe it or not, the doctor said she anticipates that John will be home within 24 to 48 hours. We give all the glory to our great and mighty God who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think!..."

Today's post in full (March 31, 2021)...

"It's 8:20 a.m. and all is quiet. Things have been in such a whirlwind that I didn't even get a chance to post an update on John last night, so I will do so now. Again, I hardly know where to start.

John still has a lot of swelling due to the massive amounts of fluids that have been pumped into his body over the past few days to, not only, hydrate, but to keep his bp and heart rate normal. Both were very low at times, but stabilized completely by Monday morning.

Two additional abdominal scans were done...one Monday night; the other yesterday morning...to make sure that they didn't miss anything. Nothing was found.

The endoscopy was completed yesterday morning. They looked at the stomach and pancreas. When the procedure was over, the doctor who did it came in to talk to Amber and I and brought pictures. He said that John had a couple of non-bleeding ulcers, which was no bid deal, and that there had been a teeny tiny cyst in the pancreas, which they removed. He said he sent it to pathology (results within three days), but that it was not cancerous. He said he didn't know what it was, but that it should not have been there and that none of this made sense...that the numbers and initial tests didn't match with anything they were finding. He seemed a bit perplexed, but confident that everything was good. John could go home...provided that the other doctor agreed.

The other doctor agreed. She went over the final report with us and ordered up meds to be taken at home...an iron pill, a good multi-vitamin, probiotics, something to coat the stomach before eating due to the ulcers, and a water pill to pull the rest of that water off. Next thing we knew...we were on our way home!

Amber knew of course because she was will us at the time, but we wanted to surprise the other kids. Two of the kids called to check in while we were driving, so of course, I told them what was happening; the rest of them found out upon (or shortly after) our arrival. Tears of joy and celebration!!!

What a great and mighty thing the Lord has done! We can't explain it. THE DOCTORS can't explain it!!! But it's all documented and it's all true.

Even at that, though, John's body has been through a lot and will need time to heal and recover. He's still got a lot of water on him and that's got to come off and he needs a lot of good nutrition and to stay hydrated. He's got an appointment with our primary care doctor tomorrow and a follow-up with the gastroenterologist in April.

Throughout this experience I think our family has experienced every emotion known to man from one extreme to the other and more. We've witnessed a mighty move of God and miraculous intervention on every front as He has begun a work that will carry us through these dark and troubled times. What a testimony!

It is now 11:20 and I have still not got this post out. One of the gals at the hospital just called...I forget her title, but she is the one who calls after release to go over discharge instructions, medications, and follow-up appointments. Anyway, she was all abuzz! She rejoiced in being a witness to this "modern day miracle" (her words) and spoke of the goodness of the Lord.

People, it's real! God is real! And He loves each and every one of us soooo incredibly much! If you don't know Him personally...now is your time! Put aside your fears and doubts and just reach out to Him. Ask Him to forgive your sins and make Himself real to you! He will do it! Now is your moment! Time is super short so don't delay! We love you all!"

Monday, March 29, 2021

Master List and Menu Plan Monday - March 29, 2021

Greetings! It's the last Monday of March! 🌷 Can you believe that a quarter of 2021 has already slipped away? Wow! 😲
 

Being that we're in the midst of Holy Week and Passover, normally, our family would be counting down, and celebrating, the days leading up to Resurrection Sunday. Unfortunately, my husband is in the hospital and we've been on one of the wildest rollercoaster rides over the past few days that we've ever experienced. 

To save time, I will post here what I posted on my Facebook page Saturday evening. I said...

"John has been having issues for weeks now. He was hospitalized in late January/early February with low sodium, low potassium, dehydration, and COVID-19. Since then, he's been to the doctor twice and had an ultrasound of the upper abdomen. His liver enzymes went from being elevated to off the charts and he's had a terrible time with eating and gastrointestinal issues. Everything culminated yesterday morning with a trip to the emergency room at Barton County Hospital.
After a CAT scan and several hours of waiting we were told that John's gallbladder was enlarged, that there was a possibility of something going on with the pancreas, and that there was liquid in his belly that might be blood. He was then transferred to Mercy in Joplin via ambulance.
After running home to shower, change clothes, and grab a few things to take along with me, I arrived at the hospital in Joplin not too long after John got there. Upon entering the building a notification went off on my phone. It was a message on my MY MERCY app saying that John had been admitted to Mercy due to a mass in his pancreas. WHAT??? I saw it, but I didn't say anything. I wanted to wait until the doctor arrived.

When the doctor came in, he wanted to know what we had been told at Barton County. I told him and he said no...that he and the doctor at Barton County had had an hour and a half tele-conference concerning the mass that was in my husband's pancreas. The test...a CAT scan (without contrast because John has had a bad reaction following one WITH contrast before)...revealed a mass in the head of the pancreas that was blocking, and had crimped, the tube that is shared by the gallbladder and pancreas, cutting off the flow of the bile and sugar created by each. He told us that the mass could be cancer and that he had ordered up a couple of blood tests to check the cancer markers.

After further testing was done a different doctor came in to visit with us. She told us that the cancer markers were extremely high (should have been under 30; his were at 2,680) and that it looked like John was in the advanced stages of pancreatic cancer and that his life expectancy was extremely short.

In disbelief I said, "Wait! What are we talking about here?"

As gently as she possibly could, the doctor floored us by announcing that, in all likelihood, John only had two to four months to live. She told me that things were going to get very different very quickly and that they would be quite difficult, but that she was in it with us for the long haul.

Today they did another CAT scan...this one from the neck to the pelvis. Doctor wanted to see if there was anything else hiding out somewhere. The test didn't take long and results were expected before lunch. I'm glad that our oldest son and daughter-in-law were here to witness what happened next.

The test results were not delivered before lunch time, but a gal came in to draw blood. She said that she was doing a timed test. She was taking blood now and again in four hours.

Around 1:00 or so the doctor came in and brought two copies of the CAT scan report. One was for us to keep. She read through the results one by one in order. When she read the results concerning the pancreas we were floored...again. It was like...wait! What are you saying...again!

She said, "THERE IS NO MASS!!! And the numbers are going down, down, down!"

WHAT??? What happened? She said she could not explain it. What they were seeing today did not match what they saw yesterday and the numbers were dropping. There was no mass and the tube that had been crimped off was no longer crimped...nor blocked. She showed us the numbers and said, "Look...here are the numbers from February (near normal)...here are the numbers from last Tuesday at the doctor's office (elevated)...here are the numbers from yesterday (off the charts!) and here are the numbers from today (drastically reduced)." She said, "Something significant happened between yesterday and today and I cannot explain it. I'm not even going to try." She also said that she had never had this happen before.

Folks, you can call us crazy if you want, but I'm telling you...the Lord heard and answered the many prayers that have gone up on John's behalf. John does NOT have cancer! There was a mass there yesterday and it is not there today...and it is documented!!! If anyone wants to see the proof all of the test results, records, numbers, and documentation are in our My Mercy app and we'd be more than happy to let anyone that wants to go through them see them.

That's one reason that I was so glad the kids were here. They witnessed all of this first hand. I even told the doctor to tell them what she told us the day before and she did.

I'm telling you people...we serve a mighty God and He is still in the miracle business! Your prayers have been heard. God CAN and DOES answer prayer!

Now...John is still having some issues and is still in need of prayer, but we are in a so much better place tonight than we were last night! Praise God and thank you so much for praying! Keep them coming..."

That was Saturday night's report. Here was Sunday's...

"Just got home from the hospital. They bent the rules last night and let me stay, but not tonight. I had to leave by 6:00. I feel fortunate to be able to be there at all and am thankful that they're not only allowing me to be there, but they've totally bent the rules and have allowed our children and their spouses to come in in shifts, as well. Amazing!

John had a rough day yesterday and throughout the night. They've had quite a time keeping his blood pressure and heart rate up. They practically had to stand him on his head several times yesterday and he's on so many different medications right now that I can't even keep track. It's been determined that the low bp and heart rate is due to the Benadryl that was administered to counteract the dye that he had to take in order to have the CAT scan with contrast. That all seems to be straightening out now and seems to be stabilizing.

On the other hand, John has terrible bloating and a lot of swelling. He just messaged and asked that everyone keep praying. He is flat-out miserable and, at times, is in quite a bit of pain.

Tomorrow morning they do the endoscopy to take a closer look at that pancreas and they're doing a test on the gallbladder. If it comes back abnormal they will remove it.

The good news is that the numbers that were elevated and shouldn't have been keep dropping and the numbers that were too low and should have been higher continue to rise. Cancer of any kind has been ruled out completely. Praise the Lord!

Please pray over these tests tomorrow...that they will reveal the source of all this bloating and other issues that John has going on. Pray, too, for wisdom and direction over the doctors and other members of the medical team involved...that they will get clear answers and come up with a good plan..."

Now...here we are...it's Monday morning. They just took John down for the gallbladder scan and I am sitting in his hospital room...waiting...and using this time to write to you. The photo above is of a free printable that I printed off for decoration and the jonquil that I picked and brought to him Saturday. The "vase" in which it sits is the container from which John drank the contrast dye before going to the CAT scan. The endoscopy (and a possible biopsy) will take place a little later in the day today. We are believing for a good report concerning all.

As for my master list this week...it consists of taking one day at a time, spending time with John and our family, praising God for His incredible goodness to us, and focusing, as much and as often is possible, on our risen Saviour (the Lord Jesus Christ) and all that He really did for us when He laid down His life for us on the cross. Do you know Him? If not...message me and I'll be happy to introduce you to Him.

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)

My menu plan for the week is to eat whatever whenever wherever as the week progresses.

I pray that, wherever you are, that you and yours are having a nice day and that you enjoy a beautiful, glorious, and wonderful week ahead! Happy Easter/Resurrection Sunday! ♱

Until next time...
~Rebecca

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