Thank you All for your Love and Prayers for my husband who's battling Stage 3 Rectal Cancer!
Update Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 2:47pm:
God is good!!! So good. I'll explain:
Hungry, waiting to go to Dr. Pidala & Dr. Berilgen appointments, We got some Cobb salads at Beck's Prime. Pulled up the calendar appointments on his phone and saw a note saying "don't eat for 3 hours before coming to the appointment" for Dr. Berilgen. They were going to do the imaging for radiation treatments. Oops! Paul called and let them know that He blew it! A few minutes later, his appointment was rescheduled for next week (May 23rd)... but We were still headed to meet with Dr. Pidala.
Dr. Pidala reexamined Paul and said, basically, that he was confirming his first opinion - that the MRI was saying something else. He explained a conversation he had with the Radiologist - and had another very trusted Radiologist take a look at it. He says it seems, very much so, to be a T1, or T2 "lesion" and not a T3, which would be invading the lymph nodes and surrounding tissues. He also said "let's not confuse T3 with Stage 3" and "in fact, let's not talk stages at all" and "God may not have given me a perfect finger, but I trust it, and my finger says it's a T1/T2" and gave Paul back the option of a transanal excision instead of removing his rectum entirely!!!! Wow!!! While waiting in the surgeons office, we Found out he's also a Christian, and he told Paul to read Ephesians 2:4-5 “But God's mercy is so abundant, and his love for us is so great, that while we were spiritually dead in our disobedience he brought us to life with Christ. It is by God's grace that you have been saved.”
Ephesians 2:4-5 GNTD
Friday, May 19th: Paul is scheduled for surgery on June 1st🙌🏼 Thank you for allowing us to share a bit of our lives with you on Insta and Paul's journey with y'all! Continued prayers are appreciated especially on a June 1st. 🙏🏼🙌🏼 #cancersucks #rectalcancer #overcomer #faithoverfear #miracleshappen #godisgood