Saturday, August 22, 2015

August 22 Update

We drove to North Carolina to meet with the plastic surgeons yesterday. We love the doctor! The dates for the to surgeries are September 14 and 15. There are three different procedures they can do, depending on how much was taken off the day before. One would be almost cutting his face in half vertically and pulling it over. It is a very hard surgery, and the O.R. will be loaded with doctors. Phil will be under general anesthetic maybe five hours.

I do not ask "Why us?" Because everyone goes through trials. A better question would be "Why not us?" I have strong faith. But yes, I am shaken, scared, sad, and almost unbelieving. God does not promise to spare us from trials, but He does promise to be with us during them. And I know that HE is. Thank you all for sticking by us through this hard time!! I will continue to give you updates, and I will return at some point!! My header is a picture of Duke University as we were driving up to it.

30 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Ginny My heart goes out to both of you. Hard times ahead but God is GOOD - ALL THE TIME. He will be with your both. Enjoy every precious moment now.

Sandra said...

thank you for the dates, i put them in my calendar and will continue to pray for both of you and the doctors until Phil is all healed and better.

Melanie said...

I will continue to pray for both of you! Yes, God is with us through every single trial of our lives! God bless you!♥

Gail said...

You are in my prayers.

Dee said...

Thank you for these updates, Ginny. I will continue to keep you and Phil in my prayers. Blessings.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Thanks for the update, You both are in my prayers. Hope your flu is better, too. Have a good day tomorrow!

LV said...

Sounds so bad. Do hope and pray whatever they do is successful and goes well. My heart breaks for what you two are going through. It is hard to not question why tho.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Thanks for letting us know the dates, Ginny. I'll continue praying for Phil and you, too! (((Hugs)))

From the Kitchen said...

Prayers for all of you: You, Phil, all who will be treating him and all who love him!!

Best,
Bonnie

Anne Jeffries said...

Hello, dear friend. We are remembering you in prayer. Love, Annie and Don

Ruth Hiebert said...

I cannot even begin to grasp the enormity of this.I am praying for you.

Terra said...

I pray for healing results from the scheduled surgery. "For I will restore your health to you and I will heal your wounds, says the Lord." Jeremiah 30:17

Ann said...

I can't even imagine how it would feel to be facing a surgery like that. I pray for both of you every day and will continue to do so until you've made it through

Rose said...

Ginny, of course I am still praying for you...most times more than once a day. My heart is really with you in this.

Shug said...

Ginny....I do hope that you are feeling better. I know this has been a somewhat difficult week for you and Phil. Keeping you in our prayers. May God's healing powers cover you both.
Shug

S. Etole said...

With you both in prayer, Ginny. Always.

DawnTreader said...

I'm glad you're sharing Ginny. Like you I don't see much point in asking "why" but at the same time it's probably kind of an instinct. Remember even Jesus on the cross did.

crafty cat corner said...

Faith can move mountains Ginny and I know you have plenty.
My contribution is playing Scrabble with you, I expect you will have some waiting time coming up that you can fill with words.
Lots of Hugs to you both, I'll be praying for you.
Briony
x

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Ginny - I hate this for both of you. When i got my diagnosis - I felt the same thing - not why me, but why not me. It still hurts. It goes make you wonder and think about God. Sometimes you wonder about God - BUT I AM GLAD THAT IN SPITE OF IT ALL YOU KNOW HE IS THERE! And HE is.

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Ginny, it is so encouraging to read your updates. You are so right! Our Heavenly Father promised to be with you through both your trials and your joy. We may not understand but we know and claim that He is still in control!

Shammickite said...

I'm sending healing thoughts, have faith in your doctors and believe in their abilities.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Your faith will guide you through this ordeal...the both of you!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love your outlook. I'm so glad that you all found a doctor you love!

Small Kucing said...

Hugs Ginny. Both you and Phil will pull through this

Jeanne said...

Prayers continuing! Your strong faith is an inspiration to others and will help you and Phil through this difficult time. Glad to hear that you like your doctor so much too!

Tanya Breese said...

oh i have missed many updates while i've been away...i will have to go back and see how you got to this point....i love that you have such a strong faith to get you through this...sending my prayers...

Joanne said...

He knows and feels your pain Ginny. I'll be praying for your sweet husband and you as you go through this trial together.
Blessings, Joanne

Lady Jane said...

Still praying Ginny. God will see us through I have to have faith. Love LJ

Tamago said...

I'm sorry I've been missing for a while. Some tough days...but always thought about you. It's really scary and difficult what you and Phil are going through, but I truly admire how you stay faithful and positive. Continued prayers to you xoxo Tamago

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Hoping your hard times will be very brief followed by better ones. Hugs