|A pleasant place to wait|
This time my travels took me to daughter Lindsay's home. Not for the fun of baby shower planning. Not for the fun of a family get together. Not for the fun of doing some local road trippin' together.
No. None of that fun stuff.
This time I was there to support her before and after her surgery. Surgery to remove an atypical looking lymph node in her neck.
Lindsay was diagnosed with thyroid cancer nine years ago, had her thyroid subsequently removed, and has been dealing with recurring cancer ever since. She has had numerous surgeries to remove cancerous lymph nodes in her neck region, and several rounds of radiation over those nine years.
Yesterday Lindsay, her very loving and supportive husband Todd, and I went together to her surgeon's clinic for yet another surgery.
The procedure went smoothly, and the concerning lymph node was removed.
|Bringing the patient home afterwards|
During these next few days we will pray, as we have always prayed before. We will pray that the surgical wound heals quickly, with no complications. Although it did not involve a large area, Lindsay experienced quite a bit of discomfort once all the anesthetic wore off.
And of course we will pray for good news, for no recurrence of the cancer.
As hard as this is for Lindsay and her immediate family, to me, her mother, this journey of watching her suffer through these last nine years has been emotional and heartbreaking.
Nevertheless and no matter what, I will always love her. I will always be by her side when she needs me. Cancer or not, we will try to face the future together with a positive outlook.
And, I will continue to pray for a miracle of healing. Whether or not He chooses to do so, I know my God is totally able.