Thursday, October 18, 2007


Good morning! I'm now 2 days post-op and doing well. I'm still in pain but nothing that a little Percocet can't fix! I can't move my arms very much so I'm moving a little slow. I feel good so I'm having to force myself to rest and let others help me. Heather (Joel's sister) and Isabel (our niece) arrived yesterday. Ella is so excited to see someone her size.
We are rejoicing in the good report that my lymph nodes are cancer-free!! I have an appointment with Dr. Haines (plastic surgeon) Monday to hopefully remove the drains and begin the tissue expanding. We will find out Friday the final report about the tumor. They will stage my cancer and the results will determine the type and length of chemo I will receive. Again, thank you all for your prayers! By the way, in case you're wondering, I did chop off my hair. I knew I wouldn't be able to lift my arms to fix it and I love this new style. We will be posting more pictures over the next few days of the "Cousins," so make sure to check back. God bless!


Alla said...

Lisa, Your new hair is stunning, the smile is brilliant and the babies are overwhelmingly cute. Good job recovering from surgery. Hi to Heather. And Joel.

Nika said...

So glad that you are doing well and are home from surgery...Praise the Lord! Continue to stay strong and encouraged and please keep me posted about your treatment plan and such. Again, if you need anything or have any questions please don't hesitate to let know!

Hopefully we will get to connect soon in due season. :-)

Be blessed! Oh, and btw I like the haircut!


(P.S. Michelle has you down on the regular mailing list-the next dinner is going to be Nov 12 @ 6:30 over at Catch 22.)

Carol Turner said...

Lisa, you don't know me - I received a prayer request for you from Leah (Snider) Ogletree last week. God put you so heavy on my heart and I have interceded for you daily. I praise Him for what He has already done for you and what He will do in the future. Your faith is awesome and you are such an inspiration!
You see, I have a 29 yr old daughter who has a new baby.
God bless you!
Carol TUrner

Deb said...

Welcome Home! What a precious picture of you (with your new do) and those sweet angels you are holding!

Keep your chin up. And when it gets too heavy, God will send His angles to hold it up for you.

I believe that Laughter IS the best medicine, but I discovered my health plan doesn't cover it. :-)

With Splashes of Joy...
Michigan Marine Mom

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Wells said...

Praise God for the surgery going so well!
And I love the new do...just wish I could get my curlies that straight!

Candice & Daniel said... are so on top of are so brave...and make me so proud....I'm just in awe of how the Lord is moving in your life...and how you are going to affect others...with your trust in him.

Lots of love...
Candy & Danny

(not really...candy and anyone but you...)

Mary said...

Lisa, I've been praying continuously for you since I heard the news last week. I specifically prayed Psalm 91 over you and I truly believe that cancer is under your feet! I admire your faith, and I look forward to hearing more about your full recovery!

Much love!!!!
Mary Cox

brooke said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hello and that I am thinking of you often and I am so proud of you. You look great and the hair is too cute!!! Let me know when you need me. Love you!!!


Nancy said...

I love the new haircut! It becomes you so beautifully. The babies are so darling. We are so thankful that you have come through your surgery so well...we continue to pray!

Katharina said...

I could just cry right now, tears of joy! You are in our thoughts and prayers and I am so thankful that we, as Christians, have prayer to rely on. Sometimes it is all that I have been able to do!
Love you!

Blake said...

Lisa, Im so glad to hear that your doing so great!! I have been praying non-stop for you ever since Mom told me. Ella is sooo beautiful! I wish the best for you and your family!! I just finished school and I am starting at the salon next week so Im not sure if I will be coming to GA for Thanksgiving or not. I hope I will get to soo I can see you. I love you soo very much!

Terry said...

Glad to hear the great news, We have prayed for you and your family daily. Marilyn and I know a little of what you all are going through. We will be a living testimony for the Lord. I told your dad last evening that if you have any questions please call or write us. I figure our treatments will be somewhat different, but 12 chemo's and 20 radiation treatment later we still have some memories.
Be blessed, Terry
Your dad asked last night that we would pray that you would not lose your hair. Well Terry is a testimony that everyone does not lose their hair he lost some but kept a good bit. I prayed for Terry that he would not and he didn't.

Terry and Marilyn Martin

The Daly's said...

Love the hair! You look wonderful! The joy of the Lord is certainly our strength, huh? Please tell Joel to call when you're ready for visitors. Love you guys!

The Daly's

Amber said...

Your hair looks AMAZING!! I am so proud of you. You are truly a testimony of the Lord's strength. Rest! Let someone take care of you for a change. Consider it a mini vacation. Enjoy being home with your BEAUTIFUL daughter and spending time with family from far away! Call if you need ANYTHING!


Stuart Family said...

Both Lorna and I think you look fantastic! Thank you for doing this BLOG so your friends across the country can monitor your progress and stay up to date on how your family is doing. We're sorry we can't bring dinner over, but we hope you have many friends who are taking good care of you. We know Heather will and we pray it's good family time together and a distraction for sweet Ella Joy. We care about your family and we'll continue to pray and follow your updates daily. (HI JOEL!)

Scott, Lorna, Abby, Beth and Matthew Stuart

Whitney said...

You look wonderful!!! I am thrilled to see you are doing so well. "May the peace that passes all understanding guard your heart and mind." Thinking of you and praying for you often. I love you!!!

Scout (whit)