Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Road Update

We have returned from Spokane and wanted to update.
The doctor compared the 2 MRI's and said that everything looked just about the same. Which wasn't what he was hoping for. He was hoping that the mass might shrink. Which I somehow missed at the 1st visit. So once again Heavenly Father was guiding our lives--here I was complaining that the Dr had forgotten us but if we would have gone in any sooner--the Dr would have just wanted to keep waiting and watching anyways! So that along with the fact that the pain is increasing also instead of decreasing has caused him to change is mind and recommend surgery. His main concerns about the surgery are--the surgery itself, recovery and the chance that cleaning it all out might not fix the pain problem or could cause more or a different kind of pain. He said it will take a good 3 months for her to get back to normal activity.
I just wanted to say how much we appreciated everyone's prayers and thoughts. It was so good to come home Monday evening and read all the love! And I know the prayers were answered because instead of panicking I felt very calm and at peace when he put it all out on the table and Phil and I were able to think and communicate so clearly and make a decision before he had to leave back to work today. Thank you all so much!
Phil and I feel like it is time to do the surgery. It is scary and there are no guarantee's but the not knowing when the pain will attack, missing school, the intensity of the pain are all bad by themselves but together are really wearing on her mental health which really brings down her quality of life. We really trust the Dr and Heavenly Father and we feel this is the right time and thing to do.
Kelly is still deciding and praying about it but I am going to go ahead and try and schedule because it will be rough trying to find a time that the Dr can do it and my husband is home. We can always cancel it if she feels strongly the other way.
So there you are--life is crazy! Surely I didn't sign up for this??!! Thanx again everyone--and thanx for all your great posts--it is great to go to all your blogs and read about and be inspired by valiant women coping with and conquering their trials--you guys are amazing!

12 comments:

McEwens said...

Surgery on your child is the HARDEST!! Let us know when it is so we all can pray for you ALL!

cookingsherri said...

Isn't it great to know that in the middle of the worst, He is still with you? Thanks for the update.

Carla said...

The 'calm in the mist of the storm' thats the promise isn't it? Thank God you have faith and use His power (I don't know how others do without this knowledge). AND your daughter! At 15 to know who to turn to! WOW! Are you on the Temple Prayer Roll? Has she (and you two) had a blessing? You and your family will remain in my prayers. God bless and keep you all. Carla

Dolly said...

Lisa-I'm so sorry your family has to go through tough medical times right now. My mom always reminds me that our trials will be either financial, family relationships, natural disasters, spiritual loss or medical needs. Mine are financial right now. I know that Heavenly Fathers carrying us through the whole mess though! -I drop to my knees and give thanks for another day♥ Hang in there.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Oh, Lisa---I'm so sorry your family has to go through this trial. But I am somehow comforted to feel the positive, upbeat tone of this post. You are such a strong and faithful person. You don't know how you've inspired me even from afar. My heart goes out to Kelly, so young for such hardship, and I pray she'll get through all these. Keep us posted when.

Dawn said...

I feel like I have ADD today. Everytime I sat down to comment on your blog I have been distracted. Hence all the comings and goings to your blog. Anyhoosie, I have been thinking about Kelly and I am glad you are going to do the surgery. I clicked on her blog and read her first entry and I am going to tell Jordan about her blog and maybe they can communicate. I am so glad you decided to begin blogging. Just a few minutes a day keeps me up to date with you and your family. Love you

kitchenditcher said...

Oh Lisa, What a waa-waa I am! Here I am being a big baby about hubby's job when you are dealing with something much, much worse. I would much rather have something to me or hubby than to our children. You will be in my prayers tonight. Please let us know how things go.

P.S. Cookingsherri is my sister! She is AWESOME

Redhoodoos said...

Wow. I feel so badly that you guys have to go through this. I just hope and pray that it can be fixed and that she won't have to continue with the pain that she's ben feeling. YOu're in my prayers.

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da Bergs said...

I found you through Kitchen Ditcher... Deb. I want you and Kelly will be added to my prayers! Please keep us posted as to the decisions that are made! Again... you are in my prayers! (Isnt this blogging world a great thing?!!)

Lisa Loo said...

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers---you make me feel I have angels in my outfield so to speak. There are new developments and I will be blogging about it as soon as I can get more of a mental handle on it. Once again--thank you for all your prayers and thoughts!

binders said...

I hope all goes well for your daughter and family. I'll add her to my prayers as well. No such thing as too many people praying on your behalf.