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As promised, I have returned to explain my second cancer journey.

On October 30th I was diagnosed with a mouth cancer titled Squamous 


On November 18th I had a appointment with my doctor/surgeon Amit 

Aqrawal at The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. 

There is good and bad news today. The good news is that it is very curable. 

98%. I'll take it. I have several pre-surgery appointments and surgery is

scheduled for December 19th, 2019.



On December 19th, 2019 I will have part of my jaw bone removed and 

replaced with bone from my leg. It will be approximately a 10 hour surgery. I 

will be hospitalized from 7 to 10 days. I will not be able to eat or drink for a 

period after surgery. Nor will I be able to breath correctly so a trakia will be 

inserted as well as the feeding tube(s) for a while afterwards. While I continue 

to wrap my head  around all this - I will feed off your support - prayers - and 

well wishes. I thank you so much for them. I shall miss being home for 

Christmas, but as the saying goes. "You do what you gotta do."

I must dwell on the outcome of once again being cured of this nasty stuff.

Pages below are follow-ups 

leading up to surgery

A prayer for me and for

those struggling ....

Dear Lord,

I am so grateful that you are bigger than my fears.

You are bigger than the anxious feelings that won't

seem to subside. You are with me (Isaiah 41:40.) You

are all-knowing and all-powerful. Because I know all

of this to be true, I will trust you and your perfect

plan. I make the choice right now to reject the

paralyzing feeling of fear so I can walk confidently

in the truth of your assurance. Calm my thoughts,

Father, and give me your peace in this moment.

~ Lysa Terkeurst