Thursday, February 19, 2009

Great News!!

Mike had his follow up appointment with the GI Dr this morning. It is so stressful going there. First of all the Dr's distinct voice and accent makes me feel like I'm going to throw up (and I'm all better by the way). I've really done a good job about not being so debilitated with worry over Mike's health, but sitting in that office just brings everything back so clearly. Mike was even a little bit nervous, so that only made me worry more. The thing is after the pancreatitis Mike not only developed diabetes, but a cyst (two actually) on his pancreas. In the early weeks of his recovery there was talk of needing to go to a specialist and have them drained, but then they began to shrink. As of the previous CAT scan though they didn't seem to be shrinking anymore and if that were the case with this one we would've had to go the specialist route. This would mean the possibility of having to have a needle inserted into his pancreas to drain it. Keep in mind the pancreatitis was caused by a flexible tube on the outiside of the pancreas, so a needle inside it sounds like a bad idea to me. Anyway God answered my nightly prayers of the cyst shrinking...what was once 2 cysts 14 and 11 centimeters is now one cyst 3 centimeters...no follow up with a specialist is needed and Mike doesn't even have to go back to Dr B for a year!!! What a huge relief! Prayer is a wonderful thing!!

Interestingly enough, when I got home from the appointment and was reading our bookclub book I came upon this quote which fit perfectly...

The relief flooding through Jean-Marie was almost more painful than the previous tension.

8 comments:

Melissa said...

Super Duper news! I'm so glad for all of you!

Emily said...

I'm so glad you got some good news this time. I know it is a big relief.

Randi Sue said...

Glory to God!

crispy said...

Glad to hear the good news. God is good.

Tiffany said...

Woohoo praise God!

Smith Schoolhouse said...

I am so happy for you guys. I know this has to be great news for you all. Thank you Lord for answered prayers!!!

cindy said...

Great news!

Debbie Hannan said...

Thats really good news!!! I love the song on your blog!! Makes em wanna stay awhile just to listen...so I am reading lots and lots about you and your family...LOL!!:)