This morning my wife Jeanie had a simple mastectomy with the removal of the sentinel lymph nodes. They took her into surgery at 9AM this morning and she was wheeled into the recovery room at 11:05. The surgery went very well with no complications or unexpected difficulties. For the next three hours she slept off the effects of the anesthesia. At 2PM in the afternoon, she was awake enough to be released and we were able to take her to the car and bring her home.

Preliminary biopsies done at the time of surgery indicated no further cancer. That was certainly good news. The tissue from her breast and lymph nodes was sent out to more sophisticated labs for further testing. These further tests will take about three weeks and at that time we will know if any further treatment will be necessary of if the specialist feel that all is well. During that time Jeanie should recover from this surgery.

During this time I am still limiting my speaking dates so that I can be with her to help her in any way that I can. As we have a better idea what the future holds, I will make more definite plans as to the future. But at this time, the most important thing for me is my wife’s health and recovery. We appreciate more than words can express the prayers so many of you have lifted up on her behalf. We ask that you continue to pray for her as we await the final biopsy reports and move through this period of recovery and waiting for the final reports.

At this moment, this is a time of praise for God’s goodness. The expressions of solidarity and love from you, as our Christian family has sustained us in this difficult time. May God richly bless you as you all have so blessed us. Thank you all so very very much!