Monday, January 12, 2009

Update and prayers still needed

I was trying to decide if I should give you the short version or the long version. If I give you the short version then you will miss what God is doing. How about I give you both....

Short Version:
~P's biopsy results: it was precancerous but they are reassuring us that they got all of it
~More unexpected news: 30mins. before the drs. call, P called to tell me that he was just laid-off :( ~his company has been struggling since the real estate market dove~

Long Story (you have to read this ;) :
This is an email I sent a friend the other day regarding P's testing:
My precious hubby went to the hospital for a colonoscopy this morning. He's been having some intenstional discomfort so the GI specialist wanted to check and see what's going on.

My heart skipped a beat when the doctor said, "Oh good, I was waiting for you...I need both of you to hear my findings..." (I'm thinking 'WHAT FINDINGS...he's only 35...there can't be any FINDINGS'. She went on to show us pictures of P's scope (pretty fascinating, btw). They did find the beginnings of diverticulosis (not a surprise) but she also found 2 being "very large". She was very shocked by this and said if they had not found it, it would have for sure developed into cancer. As it is, she said it may have already sooooo now we wait for the biopsy results...they will be in within the week.

Several times she would say that we were "lucky" and "what a coincidence" that he was having intestinal pain. If he had not had that discomfort, they would have never found the polyps & there wouldn't have been a need to do the colonoscopy.. She kept saying he was way too young to even be having this test and was so surprised by all of this.

I soooo desperately wanted to say it wasn't "luck" or "coincidence". I wanted to share with her that it was ALL our Lord. Unfortunately, I didn't want to de-rail her report...I wanted to hear everything she had to say. So, she will be hearing all about our God at our next appt. ;)

Today's update...I called the GI drs. office and they said the soonest appt. they had was in 2 weeks. I calmly said, "2've got to be kidding. Dr. B just told us on Friday that my 35yr. old husband possibly has cancer and she's never seen anything like this on someone so young and you're saying she can't see us for 2 weeks?" Needless to say I was very grumpy about this. I decided to call our wonderful family physician. His office had just received the report with biopsy results. They called me back within 30mins. to confirm that the polyps were indeed precancerous but they are confident it was all removed. We hope to meet with him tomorrow and ask a zillion questions. So, this is still all unfolding!

Now P's job: It's a long story and I won't bore you with the details. P works/worked for a company that heavily relies on the real estate market for business. Since the market has dive-bombed, so has their business. 2008 has been a hard year for many at the company....lots and lots of lay-offs. We knew it was a matter of time since they recently filed bankruptcy but we thought we had a little bit longer. A few days before Christmas we were told he would be taking a 36% pay-cut (YES, 36%). That was a little hard to swallow but hey, at least he still had a job. Well, that bombshell was dropped job effective immediately.

How are we doing? We are still processing all of this but we do have peace. God is our provider and He has a beautiful plan. He has been so faithful to guide and protect us and He's not going to stop now. We have complete trust that His plans are much greater than we can even know and we are kind of excited to see what He's going to do.

Prayer Requests: Continued peace, complete healing, new job ;), God led guidance and wisdom

***Thank you so much for your precious prayers and comments letting us know you are praying. It brings great joy to our hearts! I am often amazed at how our little blogs and yahoo groups can unite families from all over the world and beautiful friendship form. Soooo COOL! {{{HUGS}}}


Julee said...

Wow! Where to even start?!

We're praying of course, please tell us if we can do anything else... play at the park perhaps?

No words here... so just lifting you up in prayer!

Ransomed~Redeemed said...

I didn't read this till now. We are praying for your family! Sorry that you are going through job loss and and the colon issues at the same time! God is so faithful and loves to provide for His children, as you know! We will keep you in prayer. Alida w4

Erica said...

Oh my sweet friend. I'm at a loss for words. I've been praying since I read earlier today. You've been heavy on my heart since we emailed last.

Praying sweet friend.

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. IICorinthians 12:9

Linda said...

Praying for you and your family, my precious friend.

So grateful that your eyes are stayed on Him and that He is keeping you in perfect peace.


My Blessed Life said...

Thank you for the update we have been praying and will continue to do so. Love ya girl.

Timothy Lindvall said...

We will definitely be keeping you all in our prayers!


Susanz Place said...

praying praying praying and the one thing i know i can say with full confidence is you just look for Jesus every single day and He will be found and it will be at that moment each day that you will continue to have joy in this trial

i know from experience ;0)

love you girl

Andrea said...

Praying Praying Praying!
It will all be fine, Sweet Girl!
I am thrilled that the GI news was GOOD. My hubby is a M.D.....It was really good news.
You have to let us know how the appt. with your family phys. goes.
I am sorry about the lay off. Things have been happening like that at all of these plants in our home town. What kind of time frame are they giving these men & women about their jobs??

I wish I were closer..I'd make a pie and a pot of coffee..
and 'Little Bitty" is not from Kunming, but when we go back for our next baby girl we are going to see if we can ID a Kunming Kutie.


Sheri Nash said...

We are praying for you guys! I just started the Beth Moore study Esther and she had a great quote on the video she said "Coincidences are miracles where God has chosen to stay anonymous. but WE know where it comes from. Praying

Bunch of Caves said...

We are on our knees praying for your family.
Love you
Dave & Melissa

Blessed said...

Oh, Stacy,
Wow. That's a lot.
The Lord is so good. He will see you through this difficult time. It's good to see you're staying stong in HIM.

I am praying that all the news, regarding Paul's tests, comes back good. And I am praying for your financial situation. That is a challenging trial for sure.

Love you!

Hezra said...

dear sister-- I am praying for you! I love you! Praying for God to open the windows of heaven and pour out His blessings on your family.

Happiness in Numbers said...

We will be praying.

You guys are such a good and faithful family I'm confident God will provide. You helped me so much with the kids during my brother's attack. Please let us know if we can help at any time.

Hugs, and Blessings,
David and Erika R.

Cheri H said...

One thing I love about you is your faith is always seen no matter the troubles! :)

I am sorry you are going through some hard times right now but know that I am praying for your family.