For those of you who have followed the updates about my surgery, then found out from my last post about my husband’s health issues, I need to let you know of the good news about him.
He underwent surgery last week to remove his spleen, due to severe enlargement. Because his overall health had declined significantly over the past couple of months, he was not an ideal surgical candidate. The doctors had prepared me for the possibility that he might not do well during surgery. They also concluded that Jim likely had some form of cancer, even though they were hopeful it was benign or treatable.
They were wrong about the cancer diagnosis, and he did great during the surgery!
The night before his surgery, I asked God that since He was really the only One who knew what was wrong with my husband’s health, if it was not a cancer diagnosis to shock everyone involved in his care ~ in a good way. To surprise them with what they found out was the cause of his illness.
Praise God, He did just that! The pathology report stunned every doctor, when it revealed that Jim did not have cancer, but had instead contracted a curable type of fungal infection of his spleen and possibly two other organs. The likely cause is simply the exposure that comes from living in a humid climate, which is filled with fungal spores everywhere in the soil. The main reason they were shocked is that few people ever get sick from this and in this way.
Jim is very frail and remains hospitalized, but is recovering well and expected to make a complete recovery. He still needs prayer, though, since the anti-fungal medicines could take months to totally eradicate this from his system.
But, as has been the case with every step of this huge bend in the road with Jim’s health, God has the final say. He may decide to shock the doctors again with a sudden healing, sooner than anyone expects!
God is able! Until then, we rejoice knowing He remains faithful and that He continues to work all things together for our good. Our God is so very good!
Blessings to each of you, We both appreciate all the support and prayers!
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”