Tuesday morning dad had surgery with many inches of his colon removed (including the growth).
Wednesday he walked around the nurse's station four times. He had a lot of company.
Thursday he walked seven times and sat up in the chair quite a bit.
Friday, today, he got to start eating. Clear liquids and for supper, a soft diet. And today he slept. Everything is catching up with him today.
Today we also got the preliminary pathology report: cancer including lymph node involvement.
The final report isn't ready yet.
Yuck, yuck, yuck. Not the diagnosis anyone wants to hear.
From the first phone call from my mom on Monday, I've called on my friends to pray. From the time I was a teenager, I've seen God answer prayers miraculously. I'm asking for the same thing from the Lord now....a miracle.
One of the first miracles this week were verses sent to me by a Friend-In-Another-City. These verses gave me Holy Spirit Peace. These verses are from God's Word and are truth:
Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou at mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee: and through the rivers, they shall not over-flow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed: for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will uphold thee with my right hand of my righteousness.
Another miracle is that I was able to get away from work and drive to the Way-Far-North City where dad had surgery. Just being with my folks was a blessing and a miracle.
My dad's good sense of humor is a miracle.
The strength, courage and peace my mom has is a miracle.
Knowing so many people are pleading in prayer for my dad is a miracle.
There are so many more miracles and I want to give God the glory and honor for all of them. I trust He will give us wisdom, strength and courage for the days ahead.
There are two things I'd like to leave you with:
1) Get a colonoscopy. It isn't a pleasant test but is so very important. Schedule yours now!
2) Pray for my dad.
Thank you Amazing Friends....I remain....So Amazed.