Post-op for Tracy

Yesterday was a long but good day. Tracy and I left the house about 7:15 am, going first to her plastic surgeon, then to the hospital by 9. Blood tests, IV’s, x-rays, nuclear medicine – it was a pretty busy day. Then at 4:45 they wheeled her into the Day surgery unit, and within fifteen minutes she was whisked off to anesthesia.

The surgery lasted for more than three hours, then recovery for two more – I finally got to see her around ten pm. She got back to her room by midnight. And believe it or not, she will probably be dismissed this afternoon. I asked her if she felt she was ready and she is – we know they would give her more time if she wanted it.

The breast tissue and tumor was successfully removed, and is headed out to pathology. We won’t know any more until mid to late next week. The surgeon did test the lymph system, and in our Great God’s providence it tested positive for cancer. Because of that they harvested about ten more of the lymph nodes, and we will find out more about their condition later.

Thank you for praying for Tracy and for all of us. We had a fantastic support team with us until past 11:00 last night. And we know that so many of you were with us in spirit.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Laurie and I continue to pray for you guys and praise our God for you and Mark.


  2. Posted by Emily for the Blundells on November 26, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Hi Mark and Tracy,
    Just wanted to let you know that we are all praying for you as you go through this difficult time. We thank God for you!
    The Blundells&Browns


  3. Posted by Steve and Taylor on November 26, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Tracy and Mark … we are thinking of you and praying for you.
    We thank our heavenly Father for your testimony, your ministry, and your friendship.

    Steve & Taylor


  4. Posted by Tish & Dave on November 26, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    We love you both and we’re praying for continued strength throughout your days and nights.

    We send our love across the miles,

    The Gordon’s


  5. Posted by Megan & Tim on November 27, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Mark and Tracy,
    Tim and I are lifting you up before the throne of grace and mercy. We love you and we know that our Great God is answering our prayers for you.
    In Virginia,

    The Riegels


  6. Posted by Nancy and Kevin Haskins on November 30, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Tracy and Mark,
    We love you and are praying for you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Nancy can come up on Tues and Wednes or up with the kids as we get closer to the holidays.
    Many hugs and kisses,
    Kevin, Nancy, Tori and Stephen


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