Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday 11/8

Mike here for the speedy quick update. Lisa's home and running around like her ol' self. She's a hoot, let me tell you.

I took Lisa for her PET scan and bone marrow biopsy on Thursday and that went well enough. On Thursday Linda and I took Lisa back to Mott to talk to her surgeon. The surgery is going to begin on 11/13, at 9:30 AM, and is scheduled for 12 hours. They may not need the entire 12 hours but as the surgeon explained, we're expecting a long, delicate and difficult surgery.
The tumor they are going after is definitely smaller than when originally diagnosed, probably won't fill a cup he said, but it has intertwined itself with many blood vessels, arteries, and veins that supply blood to the the organs in her abdomen. After listening to him explain the surgery, I understand the most difficult task to be detaching the tumor from the very delicate blood vessels. Damaging the blood vessels could/would compromise the organs they supply.

That's pretty much it. With that knowledge and the knowledge of Maranda's procedure, we had a lot to absorb this week. We're taking each day as it comes and living in the moment. Thanks for all the prayers and support. Mark your calendars for the 13th to send extra prayers and positive energy to Lisa and the medial team.


Anonymous said...

Prayers! Prayers! Prayers!
Coming your way!

You guys are never out of our minds and our hearts!

We will pray extra hard on the 13th

Love ya,

Jeff, Lisa, Alec and Lauren

Anonymous said...

HI Linda and family,
This is the Wolters across the street from your folks. We just heard about Lisa and Miranda.
We'd like you to know that they will be in our prayers and added to our prayer chain at out church First Presbyterian on Brady St.
May God give you his grace to bear these times.
Gary and Del

Anonymous said...

I will be praying. Stay strong, you are doing great! Love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Go Lisa,stay strong. Every thing will be ok just stay strong we all love. GOD BLESS YOU Lisa! You can do it the lord is on your side.
-Ricky Fell

Anonymous said...

God Bless Lisa the warrior.your body will be up and running in no time.Stay Strong mighty lisa. You have made this for so keep going do not turn around. Stay strong Keep up swimming or Keep on beliveing. Lisa is Gods specail holy daghter. WE ALL LOVE YOU. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Ricky Fell
P.S Jimmie Crack Corn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

STAY STRONG HOLY DAGHTER WE ALL PRAY FOR U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!