What is going on?

One of my two regular readers knows what is going on, and as it doesn’t seem like a lot of people read this blog I will go ahead and post a few more details, though not TOO many 🙂

After some problems arose and they did a few tests, the results of the tests were not good. I never thought I would hear my doctor debating which kind of cancer was more likely! Regardless I have surgery coming my way on August 19th at 12:30 EST. Please pray for me and for the medical team.

They hope to use something called the “Da Vinci Machine”. This modern contraption is a computer/3-D/robotic assisted machine that greatly decreases the amount of trauma to the body (no open surgery and large incisions), and apparently greatly decreases recovery time. Apparently, in the best of possible outcomes, I could even be back to work in 2 weeks!

They don’t know if they will be able to use the machine, though it will be available and my insurance has approved it. I’ve previously had surgery in that area before, so we will see. An oncologist will be in the room, and apparently he (or she) can do whatever they need to do through this machine as well.

Let’s all pray the oncolgist has a most boring morning 🙂



The Sound of Silence & Prayers

S-P (here) has been posting about silence, and there is an interesting discussion on his blog about this. I was going to just respond on his blog, but since I haven’t posted here for quite some time, it seemed good to do it here instead 🙂

Silence…. I wish I could hear it 🙂 While that was a joke, I do have tinnitus due to nerve damage which means that for the last full decade, 24 hours a day, asleep or awake, my ears are making at LEAST 3 different sounds, at different tones. (Despite that, my hearing is pretty good).

Oddly enough, at about the same time I started backing off on all of the electronic noise generators that are available. Of course, it doesn’t do us much good to set aside the electronic toys if we just fill the space with interior noise.

Silence…. it would be good to hear physical silence, and it would be much better to hear interior silence. Perhaps, someday, God willing, I will know what that INTERNAL silence sounds like.

In other news, I am preparing to have major surgery on August 19th. Please keep me in your prayers.