Praise God we are home! First, we absolutely have no words to express how thankful we are for you all! The comments on this blog are more comforting and uplifting than we can explain! Thank y'all for all your prayers, phone calls, cards, comments, hospital visits, and friendship!!!!!!!!!! We are so very thankful!
I know most of you have heard about the scare on Wednesday morning, so I will spare you all the details. Just for a little info. for those who do not know...John woke me up early Wednesday morning telling me his scrotum was swollen and bleeding. I pulled the covers back, and he was RIGHT! I first wondered where the blood was coming from because he had no incision down there. I have never seen anything like it! I immediately started trying to call the emergency contact number, but was unable to get in touch with anyone. Sue came over and called Dr. Nesbitt's cell phone, and he said come on back over now. We tried to load John up in the car and he passed out in the doorway. We called for an ambulance and they took us back to Dothan to the emergency room. We waited in the emergency room for what seemed like days! They finally took John back for surgery around 12:30. I have never seen anyone in so much pain in my life! Minutes seem like days, literally! All of this was caused from blood pooling in the scrotum so much that it burst. Basically, we should have never gone home the day before but it is all over now and we just have to make it over one more speed bump. John stayed in the hospital from then until today. He was terrified to come home, but they have assured us he is okay now, and we are trusting in the Lord!!!
Wednesday afternoon after the 2nd surgery, Dr. Nesbitt came to tell us the CT Scan was all clear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot explain the feeling of relief from those few words! All we could get out of our mouths was Praise the Lord! We still don't know about treatments. We won't know anything much until the Pathology report comes back. There could be a possibility of some microscopic disease that didn't show up in the CT Scan, but with no big tumors showing, the future is much brighter!! We will be going back to see Dr. Nesbitt for a check-up Tuesday or Wednesday and he should let us know about the Pathology report then. We are praying for either NO treatments or very little. And we KNOW GOD is able to answer prayer!!!!!!!!!
John is starting to get very sore and is still in pain. The devil is trying to use every opportunity to discourage him and steal our joy! Please pray that God will have victory and He will give us the strength we need and give it to us new every morning!!!! We hope to get some rest and start seeing major improvements!
As I said before, we cannot tell you how much we hold dear your prayers and comments! When I finally was able to read these tonight, I just started crying again but they were tears of joy and gratefulness. It is so humbling to see how awesome God really is! We love you all!
For the past few days I have been clinging to these two verses:
..."weeping may endure for a night, but JOY cometh in the morning." Psalms 30:5
"This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him." Lamentations 3:21-25