Thursday, September 4, 2008

The results are in....

I had my one-week follow-up appointment after surgery. I knew they would have the pathology results 3 days after surgery, so I originally called on Thursday for the results. At 5:30 PM on Thursday, the nurse called to say yes, they had the results but the doctor said he would like to discuss the results with me at my visit next Tuesday. Ok, it's Thursday and I have to wait 4 days to hear whether the tumor is benign or malignant!!!! I'm panicking. So Friday I called the office to see if he wanted to work me in that day so I could get the results. She said no, and that Tuesday was fine. So.... I worried all weekend. Well, I relaxed a little after talking with Cathy- she reassured me that God was with me no matter what the results were. That I had to TRUST GOD! So I did... I trusted him this weekend no matter what the results were. I was watching a church service on TV and there special guest was Nick Vujicic: Life Without Limbs (http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/) Be sure to check out his website, he is amazing!!! He has traveled across 27 countries to spread the news about Jesus Christ with no arms and no legs!! He said if a man with no arms and no legs could be the hands and feet of Jesus, then anyone could have faith! So I patiently awaited my Tuesday morning visit.

When we met with Dr. Funk on Tuesday, he said the incision looked great, not too much bruising or discoloration, and I was on schedule. He would take the stitches out the following week and x-ray to make sure the bone grafting is settling as planned. I asked the most important question... what were the results of the tumor?????? Oh, he says, it's benign!!! He said he read the results, saw it was benign, and figured he would just tell me at my next visit. yes, I know... some have said that's very inconsiderate of him, but I have to forgive. He meant well. So I have no cancer, thank you Jesus! He does answer prayers!!!!! Thank you for praying with me and for me!

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Yeah, GOD!!! Great news!

Lori said...

wooohoo! now onto a speedy recovery

Dearest Jessica said...

How exciting!! That is some great news.

I didn't even know you had a blog. I'm so glad I came here. I am subscribing to your reader.

Jaime said...

Hey Julie! So, this was a great secret...you're a blogger!!! Awesome! Praise the Lord for your great news!

Love,
Jaime

Brandi said...

Praise the Lord! I read this earlier and had heard it from Cathy. . but thought I'd come by and comment it too! How are you doing now? Are we going to wheel you around Jax?

Love you,
Bran

brooke said...

How are you doing this week with recovery? Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you! Really!

Brooke