Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Out of Surgery - Praise the Lord!

Friends and Family,

I'm sorry for the delay in posting after surgery - I have had technical difficulties with Mark's laptop and had to get Cameron to bring me his.

The surgery went very well and I am just praising the Lord!

They started the surgery at 1:45 and it lasted just over 3 hours - I spoke with Dr. Elwood around 5:15 and he had all good news! The tumor on the right lobe was removed successfully with plenty of margins and the tumor on the left lobe was in a very good location so they didn't have to cut out as much of his liver as they thought which was good news and the great news was that they didn't see any new cancer!

He was in recovery for about 2 and a half hours while we waited for them to assign him a room. We finally got up here around 7:45 - we are in the green tower at Kennestone room 512 - right across the hall from where we were before - we've already had a couple of the nursing staff remember us from before.

We are currently in our private room and he is resting very well. He is on a lot of pain medication and feeling very well. He told everyone around here that it's our 25th anniversary and that he wanted to take me away to a place with a private room and 24 hour room service! What more could we ask for!

We thank you all for your prayers and love and support - we feel it and we appreciate it more than you could know!

I will post tomorrow and let you know how he's doing.

With much love and gratefulness,

Mark and Lee

Psalm 34:1-4

I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in thee Lord the humble shall hear thereof and be glad.

Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together.

I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears.


  1. So glad the surgery is over and the news sounds great! We will continue to pray for Mark. Thanks for the update.

  2. Hallelujah! We waited up to see the good news! Praying for a good night for both of you and lots of rest. We will touch base tomorrow but let us know if there is anything you guys need before then! SOOO happy to hear it went well. Love you guys!

  3. So glad for the good news. God is great all the time. We are keeping you in our prayers. Jim and I would like to visit on Friday if you are up to it. What are the evening visiting hrs.?

  4. Kim,

    I think visiting hours are all day until either 8 or 9 pm they are pretty relaxed around here and we have a private room so that helps.
    I'm sure Friday will be fine - look forward to seeing you then!