Friday, November 16, 2007

Great News!!! goes. I just got home from the hospital, where my friend Val had her surgery this morning. I got up there about 5:30 this morning so that I could spend some time with her before she went in. Her spirits were good and she said that with so many people praying for her, she'd have to be strapped to the table so she wouldn't float away. And here it is....they appear to have gotten all the cancer. In addition to this great news there was a question of having to cut her facial nerves because this type of cancer travels on the nerve endings. This would have caused facial deformities and loss of the use of her lower lip and one eye. They DID NOT have to cut any of the nerves. She will have a slight dent in her neck under her ear due to the removal of some lymph nodes. That's all.....just a dent! The doctor even went so far as to say that she may not have to have radiation therapy. That's still a maybe, but you never know. I'm just so happy for my friend. I can't even say how grateful I am for this outcome. Praise God for his mercy and grace. He must know how much we (and by we, I mean I) need her in my life. Well...I have phone calls to make and spread the news. I have a long list of people I'm suppose to call. Thank you all for your prayers. Regina


Jen said...

That is fantastic!!! What's a dent when you've got your life!! How wonderful. I'm so happy for her.

Kristie said...

Wow what great news. I can't imagine how happy that you all are. Who cares about a dent, that is nothing to worry about. A dent is soooooo much better that what it could have been. I sure hope she gets to feeling better real soon. I know that she still needs you to help her through all of this. I'm sure you are so relieved on the outcome.

Gina said...

I'm so glad that it's good news foir all of you. It just shows the power of prayer.

love and hugs xxx