Coping with cancer/Hoping in Christ (Part 7)

Update ##7 (written by Aaron)

What a day. Here’s the recap…

1. All was done laparoscopically. Small incisions, minimally invasive and a faster recovery. Couldn’t have asked for a better outcome

Grade: A+. 

2. No stoma! Doctor said the size and position of the tumor (in addition to young healthy tissue) allowed for a great resection. So, no cholostomy bag. Yay!

Grade: A+

3. Tumor appears to be contained. The doctor said “visually” it did not appear the tumor had breached the wall of the colon. Pathology will hopefully confirm this but so far this “appears” to be the case.

Grade: A+

4. I am bedside writing this quick update. The doctor is very pleased but she did say that this procedure (for Danielle) is comparable to being hit by a truck. She’s so little. Balancing her pain with pain medication has been tricky. She’s had a rough go transitioning out of anesthesia after she got to her room. Said to expect a long night. Please hear above all that our prayers are being heard and answered exceedingly and abundantly. It’s just hard watching. It’s a helpless and agonizing feeling for me. Even as she sleeps, her face is distressed. She is in pain and nothing but time can make this better. Before today, I’ve never thought it was physically possible to hurt seeing someone else in pain. It is. What I would give to trade places with her…

Grade: Incomplete

So I told her I was posting an update. I asked if she’d like me to say anything to all of you. After a brief pause, (and with her eyes closed) this was her response.

Her: My ankles are ringing.

Me: Your ankles?

Her: “nods”

Me: Are ringing?

Her: “nods again”

Me: hmm

Her: Well… I guess they’re vibrating.

Me: *kisses forehead* Goodnight baby, I love you. 

Goodnight from room 381

Love to all,



About dbythesea

It is my hope and prayer that I can make a difference in the lives I touch and that I will live a life of faith that brings glory to God. "Walk on Water" is my journey of reckless abandonment to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To God be the Glory!
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3 Responses to Coping with cancer/Hoping in Christ (Part 7)

  1. Laura says:

    Aaron you and the girls and all of Danielle’s family are in my prayers. I have been so touched by how much LOVE there is in your family in your marriage and it is so precious to see the LOVE you all have for Jesus.
    I am continuing to pray for Danielle for her pain level, rest, quick recovery and healing.
    I had a vision of Jesus and Danielle under a tree on green grass next to a brook/river. There he is nursing her and bringing her living water and rest.
    God bless you and try to hold onto that vision as You Rest every chance you get.
    Love and Prayers ,
    Debi’s friend

  2. kthomson59 says:

    Prayers answered, all glory to God.

  3. Jovel says:

    Thanks Aaron for great update! “ringing ankles”….now we have something to tease her about for long time !haaahaaa! You being there made it possible for girls to rest! ❤️ You did it all good! 🙏 God Bless!!

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