Hello everyone! Thank you all so much for your prayers. We’re extremely grateful for every word spoken to God on CEMO’s behalf. Here is an update I posted on my personal facebook page yesterday. I love you all.
Update: Good morning! “Today is the day that the Lord has made. Let us REJOICE and be glad in it.”(Psalm 118:24) Cecil is doing great! God is showing off you guys! According to his surgeon, the last MRI showed that all active cancer cells were removed. The fibers that are left are intertwined with the brain tissue, so he will still have treatment after we leave here.
He has been downgraded from ICU to PCU. Not sure how much longer he’ll be here but we’re taking it one day at a time. He’s had physical therapy the last two days and was able to take a few steps both days and sit up on his own on the side of the bed. Still no movement in his left arm yet, but I believe it will be restored.
Once he goes home, I’ll be his primary caretaker until he’s fully recovered, so I’m learning by watching the nurses work with him. We’re looking into rehabilitation. Continued prayers are appreciated.
For those of you who have been asking, I’m doing just fine. I’m taking care of myself so that I can be at my best for Cecil. I’m sleeping at home each night; eating breakfast, lunch and dinner; taking a break from the hospital room and going outside for fresh air; smiling at everyone I see; praying and praising throughout the day. The peace of God is all over me. Many have said that God will not put more on me than I can handle. Actually, he will allow more than I can handle, in my own strength. However, with Him I can do all things. Hallelujah!!! His strength is my strength! His peace is my peace! His joy is my joy! Even now, God is lifting me up as He heals my husband. My job in this trial is to honor Him with my attitude.
God says He will not allow me to be “tempted” beyond what I can bear. But when I am tempted, He will also provide a way out so that I can STAND UP under it (1 Cor. 10:13). The mind can sometimes be our worst enemy when faced with trials. Negative thoughts, that are not from God, will quickly bombard our minds if we allow them in. That’s temptation. Our cousin, Archie, gave me a great tip. He said when my mind starts to go there, stop and focus on my breathing. This puts me in touch with my spirit and it’s amazing. It works. All I can do is praise God. Praising Him through the good and the bad. It all has purpose.
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Remember: When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there that God SHINES!