I have had an interesting subplot to my life journey occuring this Spring. About 6 weeks ago, I went into the Doctor's office because of a recurring stye on my left eyelid. When the Doctor examined it, he thought it looked suspiciously like skin cancer, so he sent me to a eye Doctor, who sent me to another eye Doctor who determined through a biopsy that yes I did indeed have skin cancer on my eyelid. The good news is, if you had to pick a skin cancer to have, the one on my eyelid is your first choice, basil cell carcinoma. It is a slow growing skin cancer and surgery achieves a 98% success rate in removing it.
So that is why I found myself today at 8am on a Wednesday, laying on a table, having a team of amazing Doctor's and assistants take out the basil cell from my eye. After 3 hours and 5 layers removed (TMI?), I was deemed skin cancer free! Thank you Lord.
But my journey is not yet complete. Tomorrow (Thursday), I go in for eyelid reconstruction (glorified way of saying plastic surgery) and the prospects of having my eye sewn shut from anywhere from a week to a month in order for it to heal.
I would appreciate your prayers for tomorrow's surgery.
Pray they would be able to even reconstruct my eyelid without sewing it shut for any length of time!
Pray that I would be wise in knowing how to rest and depend on God during this time.
Pray for pregnant Marie and the kids as they undertake more responsibilities with me down for the count.
More updates to come...
Yet I can joyfully say no matter what, God is truly faithful.