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We were originally told the tumour was likely to be inoperable, but Terri had an operation on Wednesday in which they successfully removed 90% of the tumour. They believed, and so far it appears to be true, that this was without any further damage to brain functionality, and that at least some of her symptoms would improve considerably.
Today, just three days after they removed a tumour the size of a small orange from her head, they have told us Terri should be able to come home this afternoon.
It is amazing the skills that God has given these people. We are so thankful for them, for the many who have prayed, for those who have helped in concrete ways, both big and small, but mainly for the God who enables and moves the hearts and minds of people to do these things.
Is this a miracle? Not according to the classic theological definitions of a miracle. Terri is not healed, the cancer is still there and dangerous and, from a medical perspective, incurable. But it is far too much for us to say anything but that God has been working in a wonderful way. To Him be the praise.
UPDATE: Not today after all, not because of any problem, but just that they weren’t able to assess her on the stairs today. It means she gets another day of rest before a long journey home, which isn’t a bad thing.
SECOND UPDATE: Home yesterday afternoon! Very tired, very glad to be home!
Such tremendous news! God is so good!
Praise God. I am thankful for His wonderful works in our lives. Especially in Terri’s.
Jon, We are so happy to hear this wonderful news! Thanks be to God who must indeed be caring for Terri in a very special way.
I know you all will be so thrilled to have her back home again.
I am very happy for Terri and all your family.
Hi Jon, our God is a marvellous God indeed! His hand is on the hand of the medical staff and surgeons in Terri’s treatment. I remember my consultant telling me that in his experience those with faith in God make the best recoveries. Indeed we praise Him for the progress, but we will continue to pray for Terri and the whole family.
Yay! Rest is a GOOD and perfect gift! Following your journey and praying for complete healing. Grateful you had access to amazing surgeons and God has given you more time together. ~Steve, Carla & Joe (Rita’s Daughter in Oregon)
That is fantastic news! I praise the Lord that He has given you all the gift of more time together on this side of eternity. God has provided your daily bread and that is all any of us can ask for.
Thank you all, God bless!
I do not need to tell any of the Gleason family that in Proverbs we learn that wisdom was the first of God’s works. My testimony about my own recent cancer was that God is the maker of all things, visible and invisible. It is easy to point out the visible, but the invisible are such things as the body of knowledge that guides the surgeon’s thoughts and the skill that God has given the surgeon to perform the work that he or she carries out on a daily basis. Praise be to the God and Father of our LORD who gives such wonderful gifts to men and women.
Pastor Gleason, Jan and I rejoice with you, my friend. We will continue to pray for continued improvement. I agree with you. It is truly amazing the skills that God has given some people. We will share this with our people tonight in church.
Brother Jon, all at Inverurie Baptist Church are praying for Terri as well as you and the whole family. God bless you and if we can help in any way, Let us know.
Carl & Leta Miller
Thank you all for your prayers!
We’re making preparations for treatment, working on packing / getting ready to move, and have put the house on the market. Will try to get an update out tomorrow for those on the update list.
Blessings to all!