please keep my friend Amanda Nuñez in prayer
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January 2, 2018 at 2:35 pm
Finished my appointment with the neurosurgeon in a bit of shock… Guess we are ringing in the new year with surgery… 😔 He says this is too serious to wait because of the compression on my optic nerve and that he wants to do surgery ASAP. We were thinking he meant like in the next few weeks, so when he asked if we could be here next Tuesday, we were like “uh…” and that’s when he explained why he’d rather do it now than wait…. So, Tuesday afternoon I meet with the oculoplastics surgeon and then from there head to Jackson Memorial Hospital to be admitted Tuesday evening and will be prepped for surgery Wednesday morning. Surgery will take minimum 4 hours, plus pre-op and post op. It’s a very invasive surgery where they will cut right behind the hairline, and peel the scalp forward and go in through the skull there. He plans to remove some orbital bones to hopefully bring my eyeball back to where it’s supposed to be and will also remove some bones at the optic canal to decompress the optic nerve. They will also take some of the tumor and send it to pathology. They will be unable to remove the entire tumor right now because it’s too risky and there’s a lot of nerves and blood supply that it’s encompassing. He will take what he can if the tumor is soft enough… I will stay in the hospital until Sunday and then have a long recovery afterwards and won’t be able to do much of anything for several weeks. 😞 No cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. While I’m sure it sounds glorious as a mom, I know it’s going to get very old, very quickly, and I’m really going to struggle with sitting and doing nothing while everyone else is doing it for me… Pray for me to get over my pride! 😉 I know many want specifics on how to pray. Here are some requests: Pray for our kiddos… I’m dreading telling them the news when we get home, because I know they won’t handle it well, one in particular who is terrified of me having surgery… Pray for Michael as he endures all of this, too! He’s been a great support through this whole process, but I know this news was not what he wanted to hear today. Pray his employer isez understanding of him having to take another week off (he’s been off this whole week) and that they’ll be okay with it all, even though it’ll have to be unpaid time off. Pray for my mom for safe travels as she heads her way back down here soon to help out, sooner than she expected! And also for my sister Becky, as she and my mom pick up “the slack” and help care for me and the kids and everything while Michael is at work after we get home from surgery…. And pray for me… Obviously for the surgery and God to be present in it all…. but for my spiritual health, as I am becoming just so tired and weary and questioning lots of things. And am going through frustration of all the pain and issues the last two months of radiation only to find out it did nothing and to now have to endure this. I know God is good and that He has this under control. But I’m not too happy about it!! Thank you all Shirley rushmeravigliosomanoPrayers: 1Requests: 0
January 2, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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January 2, 2018 at 5:51 pm
Have added you to my prayer diary for the week ahead and pasted in your prayer requests.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Please help in this situation, be close with Shirley’s family. Go before Shirley and prepare the surgeons to be exacting with their intervention. Lord speak at this tumour and prepare our Sisters body. Lord please make this surgery exceed all expections of the surgeons. Lord let him rejoice at the intervention. Please be close for the children and help her sister Becky at this time with strength to cope. Please help Michael be a rock in this situation and help them receive an out pouring of our spirit. Amen
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