Port removal Wed and other news

So this Wednesday morning mom will be having her “power port” removed. It is a medical grade thingy that they implant under the skin a little bit below your collar bone on usually the right side of your body. Chemo is REALLY hard on your veins as usually it is toxic substances, so using a port avoids people’s veins having to collapse. See the picture below.

So anyway, since we are no longer doing chemo for mom, she is having her port removed on Wednesday. I am glad for her because it is a little uncomfortable for her and she has to be really careful not to get bumped by people (ahem, perhaps my rowdy toddler son? 🙂 or things in that area.

Anyway, it should be a fairly easy procedure, but I think they will put her partially under or at least kind of like they do with a colonoscopy, where she likely won’t remember anything afterwards. I am going to be there at the hospital along with my dad and then she will go home shortly after it is done. Please pray that it goes well with no pain afterwards for mom and no infection.

We continue to believe God’s Word and His promises for mom, that she is healed and we are awaiting the manifestation of that. Isaiah 53:5 NKJV says, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”

Mom & Dad will be attending a four day long healing conference in California next month, along with my uncle Tom & his wife Bonnie. We are believing God will continue to increase all of our faith for Mom’s healing and that this will be an awesome encounter with Jesus for all of them. Please be praying with us during this time leading up to that.

We also are continuing to believe for the healing of my mom’s dear friend Deanna who has breast cancer and will be undergoing surgery soon, as well as an Alaskan pastor friend of my dad’s, Pete M, who has cancer that is affecting his esophagus and lungs, I believe. God is bigger than any cancer!!

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2 thoughts on “Port removal Wed and other news

  1. Judi and I had the opportunity to accompany our youth group to a conference at Bethel last year. The testimony I came back with was that it just wasn’t my cup of tea. The music was too loud, the fog machines and theatrical lighting were too… well, theatrical for my taste. Just the kind of event that 15 to 20 year olds would enjoy, but not so much for an aging child of the ’60s.
    BUT, the presence of God’s Spirit was so heavy, in a good way, that none of those externals made much difference. Definitely worth the trip. Definitely want/plan to do it again.
    Have you ever read “They Told Me Their Stories”? A book of first person accounts of the Azusa Street revival. The one weekend that Judi and I had at Bethel seemed like a taste of what Azusa St. must have been like.
    Please tell your folks that we are among the many praying for your Mom’s healing.
    God bless you and yours, and Merry Christmas!

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