Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Great News!

So we spoke with the doctors just before noon today. While they were completing the surgery, they found 2 more suspect lymph nodes but were able to successfully extract them as well. They advised that all 4 lymph nodes in question came back negative!!!
My mom's surgery took a little over 4 hours. The doctor was said they had very good luck with sking sparing also so they will be able to use a lot of the natural skin in the reconstruction phase.

The reconstruction phase began just after the surgery was completed due to the success of the surgery. The doctors advised that the reconstructive surgery would take anywhere from 1-2 hours and then my mom would need another 1-2 hours to recover before family could visit. If the healing process goes as scheduled, my mom should be able to leave the hospital and come home in around 48 hours. So we are hoping to bring her home on the 24th or 25th!

No update the chemo/radiation process at this time. I'm sure my mom will be able to tell you herself once she is feeling up to & has spoke w/ the doctors.

Thanks again to everyone for your thoughts & prayers!



  1. WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The answer to everyone's prayers !

  2. God is good....he gets all the glory...prayers answered!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Thank you to the Great Man upstairs.He really answered all of our prayers.


  4. Debbie Loveday-KarnerJuly 22, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    That is FANTASTIC news!!! Thank you so much for letting us know how your Mom did thru surgery. Tell her we are all thinking of her.

  5. Thank you Lord. It's wonderful news. Please keep us posted as much as you can.

  6. Praise the Lord. He truly has His hand upon Arla. Glory be to the Lord!

  7. may the blessings to Arla and her family continue. I am so grateful that the cancer didn't spread. Continuing prayers

  8. Arla,Roy's and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult passage in your life. I have a saying that I have lived by.."If he brings it to me he will bring me through it" He will bring you through this!
    I know you are a very strong person and you will beat this!!
    You have so much love surrounding you and that will heal anything.
    Hang in there and know we are all here for you,Love Sara & Roy

  9. Great news.....keep those prayers going..
    Tell her we are thinking and praying for a speedy recovery.

  10. I'm so relieved! I'm glad things are working out much better and pray for your speedy recovery. Your in my heart!


  11. Wonderful news again! :) Prayers will continue coming your way ALWAYS. Thinking of you and please know if you need ANYTHING at all, day or night, please let me know!

  12. Dear Arla, I am not sure the note we left got posted so I am doing it again just in case.
    You are such an inspiration to all.
    You have such a supportive loving family and friens and we all know this power can work miracles.
    You are in our healing prayers each and every night, Hugs Sara & Roy