Thank you Father for your watch and care over your children, for your spirit who nudges us, helps us, and helps us live lives that honor you. Thank you for continued answers to prayers. And thank you all for continuing to walk with us on this journey and holding us up in prayer.
Monday Theresa had her drain removed. She had a very tough week, as the drain tube was very uncomfortable all the time and every time she moved her arm it made the pain that much worse. After the drain was removed, the discomfort dropped dramatically, though because she was still draining about 30cc a day, her surgeon told her she would probably have increasing discomfort until the next appointment when he will drain the area. This is beginning to happen. In the next couple of weeks or so, the drainage should resolve. She has found reading a helpful distraction as she recovers from surgery. Theresa’s spirits are good. I expect this week to be fairly uneventful, as her follow up and Herceptin treatment are not until the following week.
“Bless the LORD, O my soul. And forget none of His benefits: Who pardons all your iniquities; Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit; Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things…The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness…For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His Lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. (Psalms 103)
It is God’s promises and His presence that sustains us and gives us hope as we walk this road with Him. May God bless you and keep you close to Him this week.