Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My sister-in-law was in Surgery! She is out of surgery and is an answer to prayer..read update!

An Update on my sister-in-law, Angie: She is in surgery right now. I've been praying for her all morning. Yesterday she almost fainted at work so they admitted her and decided to do a heart cath this morning. Depending on what they see, they may need to do more. I'm praying that they will only need to do the least possible. She has felt bad for a really long time but they never thought to check her heart. As soon as she went to another doctor, he immediately sent her to a Cardiologist. They think she may have already had a heart attack at some point. She is a young whipper-snapper in her 40s....too young to start all this heart junk, that is for sure!! Please pray for her and her recovery.

Most recent update at 10:30 a.m. She is out of surgery. They found the blockage on her tests to be a false positive. 20% of women show a false positive for heart blockages. She has been so nauseated and sick but they think it may be from beta blockers and other medicine they had given her to keep her from having a heart attack. Praise the LORD!! It was an answer of prayer that she would not have anything major and everything would be okay. They will monitor her and let her out of the hospital today!! Isn't that awesome? Going in the hospital to have surgery not knowing if they will be doing open heart surgery to be told that it was a false positive? It is my answer to prayer today!! :-)

My update:
Today is my prep day for my next chemo treatment tomorrow. UGH! I get the same feelings as you would going into surgery each time I reach this day. Even though I do it every other Wednesday, I know what to expect procedurely but don't know what to expect in my body. This stuff is cumulative so the side effects are expected to worsen. However, God was so great this last time that my treatment was actually better than the treatment before. Please pray for my treatment to even be better!!

However, today I want to focus on Angie. I know God is watching over her and will protect her. We just know the process of getting better can be slow so we are praying for a quick recovery! Thank you Jesus!

Make today a prayerful day!
Love, Leah


#1Fan said...

Hi Leah. Today I will pray for Angie and ask that she be healed and up and out again real soon! I'm glad she sought out another doctor who took care of that right away! Ain't God good?!??! I also will continue to ask God to stand beside you thru your procedures and ask him to provide strength and encouragement to you and your family as they all tend to you and your needs. I wish there was something I could do, but right now if my words are any comfort, then I will share words everyday of your journey! Keep trusting sweetheart! And to Angie, never until today had I heard of "false positive"! But I love those words now! Love and healing to you all!


Anonymous said...

Here is a great lesson in your journey.
Brenda was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite cliff. She was standing on a ledge where she was taking a breather during this, her first rock climb. As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her eye and knocked out her contact lens . 'Great', she thought. 'Here I am on a rock ledge, hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of this cliff, and now my sight is blurry.'
She looked and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the ledge. But it just wasn't there.

She felt the panic rising in her, so she began praying.. She prayed for calm, and she prayed that she may find her contact lens.

When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but it was not to be found. Although she was calm now that she was at the top, she was saddened because she could not clearly see across the range of mountains. She thought of the bible verse 'The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.'

She thought, 'Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me.'

Later, when they had hiked down the trail to the bottom of the cliff they met another party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted out, 'Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?'

Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it? An ant was moving slowly across a twig on the face of the rock, carrying it!

The story doesn't end there. Brenda's father is a cartoonist. When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a cartoon of an ant lugging that contact lens with the caption, 'Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it, and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for You.'

I think it would do all of us some good to say, 'God, I don't know why You want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it and it's awfully heavy. But, if You want me to carry it, I will.'

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Yes, I do love GOD. He is my source of existence and my Savior. He keeps me functioning each and every day Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him....I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13)

The Lord is there to help you carry your load. He will strengthen you and make a way when there seens to be no way.
Feel His love and my Love today..


Anonymous said...

My prayers will be with your sis-in-law today and with you and your treatment. It does NOT have to be accumluative and God can make your treatment sooooo much better than the last time. That is what I am praying today. You looked absolutly wonderful Sunday...I could not believe how well you looked. I think it was God justa shining through :O) You know I love ya and will continue to pray for that complete healing. Cassie

Anonymous said...


I just got on to read your blog. I cannot thank you enough for the prayers that you and everyone else has said on my behalf. I truly believe that God had his mighty hands in it every moment of the way.. Leah, you have touched my heart in so many ways and through your faith and testimonies you are making a difference in others lives. I know you have in mine.
What I have been experiencing is nothing compared to what you have been through and continuing to push through. I pray that this night and going forward that God will bring you comfort and peace of mind in knowing that he will protect you and be there each step of the way. God bless you and the family and to each and everyone of your fans I pray that God will pour out his blessing upon each of you.

God Bless,