We have three health concerns that have come up recently that we’d like to ask you to pray with us about…
The Heart of the Matter
About two and a half weeks ago Bill’s heart went out back of its normal rhythm into AFib (atrial fibrillation). So his cardiologist ordered a procedure called cardioversion to reset the rhythm.
Bill will have the procedure tomorrow (Wednesday January 4th), around 2 p.m. PST. He’s had cardioversion twice before and it has worked both times without incident. He will be briefly sedated while the doctor shocks his heart with low-energy jolts from a defibrillator. The whole thing takes only about 3-5 minutes, but is sandwiched between 2 hours of check-in and prep and and hour or two of observation before they will let him go home.
Ugly is Only Skin Deep
At the same time, we’re waiting for results on two biopsies which were taken from moles on Bill’s chest last Thursday. The doctor says that they are skin cancer. Neither one seems to be melanoma, but she wanted to make sure. Once we get the pathology results, we will schedule surgical removal of both.
Yes, They Come in Threes
We also recently learned that Donna has very early-stage breast cancer. It was discovered during her routine annual scan, and we’re thankful it was caught early. It’s very small, and in situ, meaning it hasn’t grown or spread at all. Several other factors are also positive and point to the likelihood of good results. We’ll be meeting with the surgeon next week to discuss the initial surgery and what might follow as far as treatment.
This is where you come in! We’re thankful for having a prayer team like you to stand with us. We really appreciate each of you. Please pray for us and for healing and successful results from all these procedures and treatments coming up!
Our hearts are encouraged in all this. We’re truly grateful for our excellent doctors and medical care team. And even more, we’re trusting our gracious heavenly Father to continue to care for us.