Thursday, 2 January 2014

A Successful Surgery

Just wanted to let everyone know Darryl had his surgery today.  According to his doctors, it went extremely well.  They were able to remove the tumor behind his eye, and they are very confident it's benign. Surgery took about 5 hours.  I managed to muster up enough energy to stay at the hospital after my treatments today and spend 1/2 hour with him after he was out of recovery.   He has a 2 inch incision along his eyebrow line, and a bit of swelling, but looked remarkably well.  Much better then I expected.  He remembered me and details about our life, which was a relief for me.  The doctors think he will be able to come home in 2 days!

I also got some good news today.  I met with my oncologist.  She believes treatments are working!  She did a quick test and believes my tumor is shrinking.  What a relief!

So today was a day of good news.
We were surrounded by people who loved us all day!  I had someone with me all the time, and there was always someone in the waiting room just outside the surgery ward. We are so thankful for everyone who was there supporting us.

Thank you also to everyone's good wishes, prayers, and encouragement.

Thank you to God for carrying us through this day that we have been dreading for so long, but can end feeling blessed and giving thanks.
"Fear not, for I am with you.  Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you,.  Yes I will help you.  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand"  Isaiah 41:10


  1. Praising God with you for a day filled with answered prayer and good news! Trusting there will be many more of these kinds of days for your family.

  2. We've been thinking about both of you all day. So thankful to hear that all news was positive! Many prayers being lifted up.

  3. Praises to our almighty Father for his unconditonal love and prescence!

  4. I'm so happy to hear that Darryl's surgery went well! I've been thinking of you, Darryl and your girls a lot over the Christmas break, and reading your blog has made me re-focus on what's really important about this time of year. Holiday parties, good food and presents are fun extras, but they're just that, extras. Family, friends and the people you love are what truly matters. Thank you Mel for sharing your journey with us; you are incrediby inspiring and the strength that you show in the face of so many challenges gives hope to so many. Sending you and your family lots of love and well-wishes!