Carolyn’s first two surgeries to remove a low grade malignant sarcoma which was upgraded to a grade 2, then 3 from her calf area of her leg was very successful. The surgeons were really pleased and saved the nerve, which was critical. We came together in faith and agreement on the following for these first two surgeries and the second segment of it, which I will tell you of in a moment, we will agree for the same.
This is what we have asked in faith and in agreement for: Surgical wisdom, guidance, and pinpoint precision and accuracy, and that every hand that touches her before, during, and after the surgery is anointed by God, with no complications, no adverse effects, and a quick supernatural recovery.
The second segment of the surgery is plastic surgery to fill in the hole that the sarcoma left. It is a very delicate process involving skin grafts, and usually takes about 5 hours. Unlike the first two surgeries, which were outpatient, Carolyn will remain under observation for about five days and nights in the hospital. This second segment of that surgery was today May 21, and we just received news that every detail we asked and agreed for in faith for the reconstructive plastic surgery was granted. Praise God!!! Due to the visitor policy I will not be able to see her until she is released from the hospital, probably Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. The hospital is 90 miles north of our home, so we will be driving up to bring her home then.
Personally, I continue to progress and improve week by week. The Lord is helping me to balance sleep, rest, and exercise, especially the speech, occupational, and physical therapies, and not overdo it, which is my tendency. I do walk outside when it’s warm and the sun is out, which is my favorite thing to do. I love the fresh air and being out in nature more than I ever have before. I appreciate the simple things in life that we take for granted a lot more. Also, I’m eating really healthy meals, and since the day of the stroke, I have dropped 25 pounds, which is a great thing.
I can also tell you this: The Word of God and the Holy Spirit have never been as precious to me, and my love and relationship with Jesus and the Father have grown much during this trial. I’ve been saying this from the beginning, but both Carolyn and I will come out of this stronger, better, and wiser than ever before to fulfill our calling, run the rest of our race, and finish our course.
Thank you to everyone who has loved us, prayed for us, and supported us in any way during this time. The body of Christ has also become most precious to both of us during this most challenging time in our lives and history in God.
We love and appreciate each one of you very much!
Under His Overcoming Grace and Glory,
Bert and Carolyn