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May our prayers be powerful and effective Lord as we knock on your door for Heather and her family today. Amen.


From Heather

May 5th, 2007 by Especially Heather

I am still standing


Post-Op Day 1 Update

I have to apologize for not getting an update up earlier. I am very sorry, but thank you for being patient with me.

I just spoke to Mark, he was sitting down eating some dinner while Heather slept and she requested that he stay with her tonight so he will be going back to the hospital afterwards. Yes, she requested.

She has full mobility. She’s been walking around and changed from those hospital gowns to her nice, soft jammies today. She wants her hair washed. )

She’s not really talking. It’s all there in her mind, she’s just having some trouble getting it from there to her mouth. She is able to shake her head yes and no and she understands you most of the time. She’s smiling and happy… she knows when people are there. I can only imagine how frustrated she is.

She’s not really in any pain, but she was a little dizzy earlier. Mark said he thinks it’s partially due to the fact that she wasn’t drinking enough. They are getting on top of that though.

Specifics for prayer:

  • That she get some good rest.
  • That her speech comes back quickly
  • That she stays relatively pain free

Thank you sooo much for caring so deeply for Heather and her family. Thank you for those prayers and please keep them coming.


A GOOD DAY ~HD’s Hubby

May 3rd, 2007 by Especially Heather

May God bless each of you for your prayers, words of encouragement, and yes good words from the Lord.

Heather tried to move onto the ICU bed all by herself, but the nurses were there to stop her, and do that for her. Thats a good sign don’t ya think? All she could do was nod her head and stare at us when we asked her questions. It will take her some time to come off the meds. It might take a few days for her to say anything so lets keep praying for a strong recovery.

When they rolled her off today it was like it hit all of us…OH MY HERE WE GO. And then we just had to go back to living moment by moment. Thats about all I have to say right now, 4:45am is catching up with me.

I leave you with this. As I sat and talked with my father-in-law today this passage in James I kept coming to me.

2-4Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
5-8If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.
9-11When down-and-outers get a break, cheer! And when the arrogant rich are brought down to size, cheer! Prosperity is as short-lived as a wildflower, so don’t ever count on it. You know that as soon as the sun rises, pouring down its scorching heat, the flower withers. Its petals wilt and, before you know it, that beautiful face is a barren stem. Well, that’s a picture of the “prosperous life.” At the very moment everyone is looking on in admiration, it fades away to nothing.
12Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life. the message bible

Go Get’em HD
Still Pressin On
HD’s Hubby 


Surgery Update 7:45 p.m. (Eastern)

May 3rd, 2007 by Laura

Heather came out of surgery about 30 minutes ago. The tumor was the length of a dollar bill and pretty deep. There were no problems with bleeding, and she’s moving her arms and legs. She’s currently in recovery and not not off anesthesia yet. As soon as she is, they’ll put her in the ICU and then she’ll be there for about 24 hours. They’re not sure what her speech is like yet – Mark and her mom are waiting for her to wake up and then they’ll know more.

Thank you for your prayers, keep praying.


Update P.M. (Eastern)

May 3rd, 2007 by Laura

I just spoke to Mark and Heather is still in surgery. The surgeons expected her to be done between 7:30 and 8 (Florida time). At the moment she is still under the scope and Mark will call me as soon as they’re done.


Update at 1:30pm Florida time

May 3rd, 2007 by Laura

I just spoke to Darlene, Heather’s mom. Heather went back to surgery about 1pm. She gave a smile as they wheeled her away.

The surgeon said that it would take about an hour to open her skull and an hour to close it. It will take around 2 hours to remove the tumor. They did end up shaving four little circles on her head that she was unprepared for. LOL

Darlene said she would give me a call when she heard anything else. They were off to take Emma to the park to let her run around and swing, her favorite thing.

I will update as soon as i know more. Promise. And keep on praying!!



Posted May 3, 2007 by Lana G! in Encouragement, Events, Life, Prayer

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