Surgery report.

Thursday afternoon.  5:10 pm.  Rob’s surgery was successful, and it is over!  Dr. Rapp started surgery around 11:30 – 11:45 (I am estimating) and he came out to talk with us around 2:20.  Some of what he said:  the margins were good (the tumor was confined to the area of the leg that was removed); the tumor was around the size of an elongated softball;  it was apparent that the chemo and radiation had worked on “killing” it; and there was calcification evident, as well.  Anyway, that intruder is now gone, so that is the wonder of it all!  Praise and thank you, Lord!!!

We’ve now seen Rob in the recovery area and he is doing well.  He was talking to us, saying he could feel that his right heel (no longer there) was itching.  And, he was ready for some more morphine…. but he is one tough fellow, and he’s already making the best of it.

A huge thank you to so many of you, our loving family and good friends.  How can we express adequately our enduring gratitude to so many praying folks?  We could feel your prayers, we could feel God’s presence and peace, and most importantly, God heard all the prayers and brought Rob through with flying colors today.  To God be the glory.

Psalm 46: 1, 10 – God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble…. “Be still, and know that I am God!  I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”

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9 Responses to Surgery report.

  1. Debbie Welch says:

    Roslyn: Thanks so much for the report. We started praying this morning for the Lord to guide the Dr’s hand. So glad that Robs’ surgery is over and it sounds like all went well.
    Love to you all.


  2. Tippy Lewis says:

    I have been thinking about Rob since early this morning. So glad that the procedure is over! Also so glad that you wrote on your blog to let us know that he is okay. Hope you all get some much deserved rest tonight…God bless! Tippy

  3. Ellen Knox says:

    Praise the Lord indeed! Thank goodness!!! I have been thinking of you all & mostly Rob all day & he came through it with flying colors. Love to all of you – words do seem inadequate, but once again, your Bible passage expressed so much. Thank you for taking the time to fill us in. Lots of love, Ellen

  4. Cindy Schuster says:

    Praise God for all HE has done on your and Rob’s journey. Praise for a successful results from the chemo and surgery!!! Praying for the days ahead and for Rob’s recovery from surgery. May it be as pain free as possible. Blessing to your family sweetie!
    God Hugs sent your way!

  5. Jane Brown says:

    I have been anxiously waiting to hear from you..thank you for sharing the good news that all went well! Share with Rob and the family that we are so relieved this part is over and now pray for healing! Love to all of you and thanks be to God and His wonderful staff of Doctors and Nurses!

  6. Charlotte Foster says:

    Dear Roslyn and Family:
    So glad to hear that all went well with the surgery and that Rob came through it all with no complications. Thank you for letting us know how things went today. Please tell Jim and family hello from the Fosters, and give your courageous son a hug from us. Will be praying for Rob’s recovery and healing. May your days ahead be filled with peace and hope. Praise be to God. Love to all, Charlotte and Jim

  7. Kim Hershfeld says:

    Good News! Love and continued prayers from all your friends in Maryland.

  8. peggy Redfern says:

    Thanks be to God! I’m sure Rob is glad to get this behind him.

    Upward and Onward!

    Love, Peggy

  9. Terry says:

    Thanks Roslyn for update. We pray his pain will minimize quickly

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