Wednesday, October 14, 2009

today's results

Wendy has completed all of her preliminary surgery appointments. She and Micah will drive to UC Davis this coming Sunday evening. She will check-in for surgery at 5:30 Monday morning. Her surgery is scheduled for 8:00 am.

Today it was confirmed by Wendy's thoracic oncologist/surgeon that she has thymoma cancer. The stage and classification of the tumors will be determined once they are removed. You can read more about thymoma at this website,

The surgery is expected to last EIGHT hours. She will be laying on her side throughout the duration of the surgery, as they will be entering through her side. She had to sign a waiver today acknowledging that she understands the gravity of the surgery and the risks it entails. In true Wendy fashion however, after hearing the long list of risks, she voiced her concerns about her surgeon's well being. She was worried about her surgeon not being able to eat during the surgery. No breaks for the surgeon. This has Wendy very concerned...not eating for eight hours?!

  • That Wendy's surgeon has good stamina, clarity, and mental focus. Pray he doesn't get too hungry.
  • For Wendy and her family as the word "cancer" sinks in.
  • Her physical strength as she enjoys these last days prior to surgery.

"For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds," says the Lord. Jeremiah 30:17

For with God nothing will be impossible. Luke 1:37


  1. Always in my thoughts. Our whole extended family is praying for you.
    Love ya, Steph Patterson

  2. Praying in the mighty name of Jesus! Asking for God to perform miracles. Trusting in Him. Thanking Him for you and His light which shines so brightly through your life. Loving you, Wendy. -Katelyn

  3. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that our Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us, and he won't give us any trial more than we can bear, even when it seems unbearable. He knows and loves you, and I know He's looking after you and your family. We're all pulling for you!

    Kelly Mahoney

  4. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carrie Sponholz

  5. Our prayers are with you and your family, too. We know your faith and your friends will sustain you.

    Nanelle and Art Davis

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I look forward to the awesome testimony of God's grace that you will have to share! Continue to be encouraged. Your faith and strength are an inspriration to us all.

    Trisha Cooper

  7. This weekend (and the week of recovery) is devoted in prayer for you.
    Much love.

  8. some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity,....we shall harness...the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.- teilhard de chardin...
    we have warmed ourselves by your fire wendy, now we will trust in love...

  9. Wendy we are praying for you, Micah, Jaydon, and Skyler daily. We love you. God will be with you, he will surround you with his angles and put a hedge of protection around you and your family.

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (NIV) Isaiah 41:10

    The Lord replied,
    "My daughter, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I Carried You."

  10. Dear God,
    Be with Wendy for the big day tomorrow. Give her and her family a peace. Be with her, give her strength and her husband strength. Give her doctors and the nurse team the full concentration and wisdom they need to complete the surgery. We love you Wendy. Jana Dudley(Taylor) He will carry you through this.