March 12, 2010

God is good!

We have so much to give praise to God for!  My parents (Mom especially) have had a rough couple of years health-wise.  And it is all just really odd and frustrating things.  First of all, she was diagnosed with central serous retinopathy.  I don't fully understand what this means, but according to Wikipedia "the disorder is characterized by leakage of fluid in the central macula, which results in blurred or distorted vision".  So, it greatly tampers with her vision and without treatment has the potential to only get worse until she cannot see at all (an awful thought).  So - she has been getting regular treatment for this, including shots in her eye (eek!) and laser surgery, etc.  In the midst of all of this, she has been getting annual biopsies of her thyroid.  Her last biopsy came back with "suspicious cells" and because of this the doctor recommended that she just get her thyroid removed completely.  My mom didn't like the idea of this, but after talking with numerous specialists decided it was the best idea in case they did find cancerous cells.  SO... this brings us to the praise!!!  She had her thyroid removed on Monday and recovery is going very well.  She also got a call yesterday that the test on her thyroid came back benign!  This is great news!!  We are thankful that that worry is over, but she still has quite a road ahead of her to take care of the issues with her eye.

Ugh - just typing all that makes me exhausted!!  I know this road hasn't been easy for my parents, but they are so optimistic and praising God for his goodness regardless of what happens.  If you think of lifting them up in prayer - please do!

This weekend Jordan and I are going down to see my parents, and Ben and Krista are coming up from Tennessee. It will be GREAT to see them and I'm sure there will be lots and lots of games and cards.  I am so looking forward to it!!

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