Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Good news, bad news

I am on my way home from Emory and have so much to be thankful for! First, there was no cancer! So I did not have to have the neck dissection and lymph nodes removed. Additionally, the doctor was able to get completely clear margins with normal tissue! Praise God. And I got word that electricity was restored at Good Shepherd's Fold today! I am so happy for my family!!! David can have a fan running at night! And the food won't all spoil! This is great news! 

The bad news is that during the surgery, 5% of my tongue had to be removed and I am in a ridiculous amount of pain. I am having trouble even swallowing my own saliva while on pain medicine, and I certainly can't talk. So please pray for quick healing for me, but also thank God aloud and sing praises to his name on my behalf. ;) 

I am hoping that they took the 5% that does the complaining and arguing, but for somehow I don't think that can be surgically removed. Please pray for me to have a thankful, joyful heart as I persevere through the pain. And pray that God would be glorified through each step of my recovery. 

Thank you all for your prayers! Please continue to lift my family in prayer as we are apart. Praise The Lord! Let everything that has breath, praise The Lord! 


  1. Praying for your healing and relief from the pain, but praising God that no cancer was found, Lisa! I hope the pain meds help!

  2. Dear Lisa
    On behalf of everyone at the piedmont Gardeners we are wishing you a speedy recovery. It is such good news about your bill of clean health and cancer free cells!! We are all hoping you will be well soon so that you can return to your family and good works in Uganda. We all miss you very much and continue to think of you often!

  3. Thank you for the update! I am very happy to hear no cancer was found, but will definitely be praying for a quick, quick recovery!

  4. Lisa, I had to laugh out loud at your comment about removing the complaining and arguing part of your tongue!!! I think we all need to have that surgery. I am amazed at your faith, young lady. Such an inspiration to so many. Please know that we are praying for you and will continue to do so, for healing, patience, confidence in God's promises, and so much more. XXXOOO

  5. Just reading this update and praising God for His grace and mercy... know that our Global Outreach Team in Ethiopia will be praying for your recovery!

  6. Lisa, we're so happy that there's no cancer, but even more delighted about your steadfast faith in your Savior. We'll continue to pray for healing, and for relief from the pain, and soon reunion with your family.