Thursday, June 30, 2016

my hubby's lung wedge biopsy results

The lung is cancer. We don't know whether it is another primary or a metastasis from the esophagus. We will know more in a couple of days. He did have his left upper lobe removed as a precaution. If it is stage 1 lung cancer, he is done with treatment.

The esophagus looked great as did all the surrounding tissue, other lung lobes, lung area lymph nodes and stomach. There is no sign of an esophageal tumor or regrowth (please remember a month ago Shaheen slipped the tumor out with a resection endoscopy but it had a "dirty" bottom) and the Barrett's appears to be slowly shrinking; however, an esophagectomy is still recommended for Al's future whether it is stage 1 lung cancer and stage 1 esophageal cancer (within a month) or stage 4 esophageal cancer (after 6 months of chemo).

As I read my devotionals this one seemed to hit the mark.

I believe God wants you to know...

...that illness is not a sign of spiritual weakness, but of

spiritual strength.
When we fall ill there are some who will say, "Why
did you create that for yourself?" They might convince
you to see it as a sign of spiritual weakness or failure.
It is not. It is a sign of spiritual strength.
All challenges are a sign of spiritual strength, and of
the readiness of the Soul to move on;
to evolve even further.


  1. Thanks for the update, Cindy. Still praying!

  2. Thanks for the update, Cindy. Still praying!

  3. We love you !!
    Keeping you close in prayer.

  4. Our best for you! Thanks for your precious devotional! ������