Surgery Update 10/21/13

Mark is out of surgery and in recovery. The doctor said they were able to successfully do the colostomy and also repair his hernia. This should give him a lot of relief.

This past week Mark experienced a lot of pain in his kidney which ended us up in the ER Tuesday morning with a diagnosis of kidney stones. They sent us home with strong pain meds which unfortunately didn’t help much. When we checked in this morning we told the doctor the pain was still pretty bad. They called in a Urologist to check for kidney stones before the surgery started. The finding was that he had a blockage right at his kidney which is where the pain was coming from. The blockage could be from inflammation or scar tissue but they couldn’t give us any definitive answers. They did put a stint in his kidney to drain it which should take care of that pain.

The colostomy went well and the hernia repair was a success – they were able to use Mark’s muscle and not have to use mesh which they didn’t want to do because of the risk of infection since they had done a colostomy at the same time.

He is in recovery and we are waiting to hear what room he will be in. Thankfully they are putting us in the blue tower and not the green thanks to a very sweet nurse! PTL!

I will update tomorrow and let everyone know how he is doing. I’m sure he will be out of it tonight!

Please pray he has good nights sleep and that recovery will go well. He has had a rough couple of weeks so I’m just praying for some relief for him – it’s hard to see him in pain.

We continue to pray for complete healing from cancer. God is our healer and He can do it – we know He can!

Thanks ahead for the love and prayers,

Mark and Lee

Psalm 121

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber . Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep . The LORD is thy keeper : the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.