" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Monday, October 14, 2013

Surgery week !

My surgery is scheduled for Wednesday morning, and I am scheduled to have this tumor removed that has been slowly growing under my left ear for several years.   The MRI calls in a paraganglioma, and I've been told that it is a tumor of the parotid gland, probably non-cancerous.  The confusing thing is that my doctor says that he'll most likely have to remove a section of one of my vocal cords, and yet, when I google it, none of the surgeries I find seem to do that.  Mine must show itself to be located differently or something.

So, you who know me know that the thought of not being able to talk scares the bejeebers out of me.  With hubby having so much trouble being understood when HE talks,.......even by ME,  I just keep thinking...................?

Needless to say, I would appreciate  your prayers for a good outcome.......and NO NEED to mess with the vocal chords.....NO facial paralysis, and a quick recovery !
I give it to the LORD and find peace.........and then I take it BACK ! Why do we do that ??????  So silly .......... and so human.

In the meantime, here's a "before" shot.......
Maybe I'll regain my jawline !

Love to you all !


  1. Praying you will find peace. We always seem to rely on God as a last resort. When He is the only one who has the power to help. And He is the one who can see the big picture. You are a blessing to many. And I pray that you will be healed.

    1. What precious support and encouragement you offer to me ! Thank you so much.......I am deeply touched by your words.

  2. We serve a great and mighty Abba! Who loves us and is concerned and compassionate towards us! He has allowed this to invite you closer to Him...to trust Him more and know that it's all going to be okay! Even if it is painful and scary...through it all, He is weaving a beautiful tapestry of Grace!

    1. You are so right, Dee. I knew that you would know what to say to help me look upwards rather than outwards. Thank you, dear friend !


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