UPDATE

Thanks to Ruth from Ruth's Photo Blog 
who allowed me to use this photo a long while ago.  
I've put it on my desktop because 
I'm looking forward to spring - full of HOPE!
I just LOVE when I see my first robin of the year!

Good news!  The surgery went well and the sentinel node was NEGATIVE! Early morning had to get the radioactive injection and imaging done.  Then went straight to the Day Ward for the surgery! "In layperson language, some cancers spread in a predictable fashion from where the cancer started. In these cases, if the cancer spreads it will spread first to lymph nodes (lymph glands) close to the tumor before it spreads to other parts of the body. The concept of sentinel lymph node surgery is to see if the cancer has spread to the very first lymph node (called the "sentinel lymph node"). If the sentinel lymph node does not contain cancer, then there is a high likelihood that the cancer has not spread to any other area of the body." (From Wikipedia)

The nurses at the Misericordia Hospital are just wonderful people! They took great care of me! My doctor is a fine and skilled surgeon and I'm thankful for everyone who was a part of the team! Our oldest daughter took the day off from work to drive me to the appointment, came back after I was out of the Recovery Room and when it was time drove me home. Our daughter-in-law took the 3 children in the meantime to check up on hubby at home. Such great family support!

By six in the evening I was home enjoying a cup of tea hubby made for me, with a piece of plain toast and half a banana!  Then by eight I took some pain pills and hit the hay! Except for the 'normal' P-breaks, I had a great sleep! I haven't even felt like having a nap today!

Now I have to rest and heal. I've made the appointment to see the doctor in two weeks and then he'll arrange for the five weeks of radiation therapy at our Cross Cancer Clinic.

MORE GOOD NEWS is that hubby is now on new Parkinson's Disease medication and has started hormone therapy and injections for his prostate cancer. After a few days of symptoms, he seems to be feeling better - isn't complaining of back pain as much and is able to sleep between 4-5 hours.

Praising the Lord for these gifts 
during what has been a challenging time of testing! 
THANK YOU all for your continued prayers, 
e-mails, fb messages and phone calls! 
You are all such a joy in my life!  
May the Lord reward your faithfulness to Him!

29 comments:

Wendy said...

I am so happy for you Karin! I did not realize you were going to have surgery, and I am happy the outcome is good.

Same goes for your dear hubby. I hope you heal well and quickly.
Sending hugs

Maple Lane said...

Thank you, Karin, for this update. Praise the Lord for answered prayers. We will continue to pray for both of you. I love the pretty Spring photo from Ruth's blog. Hope you both have a restful weekend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

God is GOOD.... This is a wonderful post, Karin... I'm so pleased to hear good news about you and Peter...

Now--take time to heal, and get plenty of rest...

God Bless You BOTH.
Hugs and Prayers,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am so happy to hear the od news. I pray that as you have future doctor visits,you will have more good news.May God wrap His arms of love securely around both of you.

Mari said...

What great answers to prayer! Will continue to pray for complete healing!

ellen b. said...

Praising the Lord with you over this good news Karin! Praying all goes well with your radiation treatments and your husband continues to have good results, too...

NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful news! I will still keep you in my thoughts.

Linda said...

Dear Lord, I pray for my friend Karin. I pray she will get through these treatments and that she will see good results. Thank you for her sweet and gentle spirit...and for her faith and trust in you. Her faith is a testimony of your unfailing love!

Lord I also pray for her dear husband who is also having health issues. Please keep them both in your care, and bring many blessings their way.

I want to ask you Lord for healing, and I pray that your will be done.

We trust in you and commit them to you Lord.
In Jesus name, Amen!

George said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us.

Bernie said...

Happy news all the way around, am so happy for both of you. God is good. I did have cancer in my lympy nodes so went through chemo and radiation but I have no evidence of disease now which is a blessing. God Bless....:-)Hugs

Lady Dorothy said...

That hope you feel when you see your first robin is what I feel when I see my first daffodil. :-)

Rejoicing with you. May God continue His great work in you both.

Ginny said...

It looks like you will have a wonderful and renewed spring, full of healing and promise. Praising God for your good news and progress!!

Tracy said...

Hi Karin - its great to hear such a good report. I will continue to pray for you and your husband. For complete healing and restoration
God bless
Tracy

Betty said...

So happy for you Karin!! That is such good news and I know the Lord is being good to you. You deserve it.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I am so glad to hear of the good news. It's always such a stressful time...thinking of what might be.

Thanks for stopping by and catching up on my blogging.

Have a great week...and hope that the new meds for your husband will work wonders.

pam said...

Rejoicing for the good news!!!! He knows what lies ahead and He can lead us as we continue to lift you both up in prayer.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Great to hear how things are progressing. May God continue to walk with you both as you move along. Glory to your faith and strength in dealing with this. Your are both in my prayers daily.
QMM

Beck's Bulletin said...

Such good news Karin, both for you and for hubby!! We will keep praying for healing on both fronts.

Jedidja said...

Thank you for writing about yourself. I can imagine how happy you were with the result. Keep your calm and live close to the Lord. he cares for you - He is teh same, yesterday, today and forever.
Big Hug.

Deb said...

Praising God for this great news! Glory! Will continue to keep you both in prayer.

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing these answers to prayer with us, Karin. I will continue to pray for you both. You are the apple of God's eye!

Marg said...

Thanks for sharing those results...Glad to hear that it did not spread into the lymph nodes. Loved your way of defining your procedure through Wiki...because we have no questions.
Praying that you will recover well.
What day could I drive you to your radiation treatment?

Glenda said...

Oh, Karin, I'm so glad to hear this good news! I pray that God continues to touch and strengthen you and your husband. I know He will! Thank you for shining for him in the midst of great difficulty . . . and thank you for your encouraging words on my blog. They mean so much coming from your great time of personal testing. John David is recovering with no further problems and we are grateful.

Marlene said...

Praise the Lord that it is over with good news. Praying for you and the radiation treatments; that it will go well.

Lovella ♥ said...

Karin...I am so happy that it appears to be localized. You are such an encouragement in your courageous words and your openness to share so that we might be equipped to pray effectively.

Take care dear blog friend.

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin, thanks so much for this update.

Answered prayers my friend. Sounds like good news all the way around.

Know I will continue liftin' you up through your treatments sweetie.

Have a blessed and beautiful day!!! :o)

Anneliese said...

I'm happy to read that your biopsy result was good.I can only imagine how good those words must have sounded. Also, so nice to have the family support. May God give you peace and strength for the path ahead and provide healing.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So happy for you...that it seems the cancer has not spread. Wishing you peace and strength for each new day...and HOPE. That was the word I chose for 2012. Prayers for you both as you go through this difficult time.

Shug said...

Karin...I am Praising the Lord with both of you.. Our fast is going well, and I am so encourgaed by the word of God! My prayer list is long, but I want you to know that both, you and your hubby are there each day. Trusting that God is doing great things in your bodies and that He will receive complete Glory for your healings. I appreciate the opportunity to be a prayer warrior for you both....Have a blessed day.
shug