Friday, February 19, 2016

A VERY QUICK UPDATE ON MY HERO!


THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!!
THANK YOU!!!
Thank you for all your prayers!
His lung scan came back today.
 The small 'spots' are gone.
 The other spots remain unchanged
 so are most likely old scar tissue. 
 That is a huge relief
It means he can continue the treatment 
as it is outlined.

However, he has moved to 
a new stage of pain level.
 Please keep him in your prayers
 as we move to 
a stronger pain relief medication.
 He cannot take 
some of the more common ones and,
 because he cannot swallow,
 he can't take the time released ones.
 He will move to a pain relief patch 
at this point. 
Thanks again for all your prayers!
 We believe that miracles 
often come in small doses.
 There was a good chance
 that the cancer had metastasized 
to his lungs
and it appears that has not happened.
 
Praise the Lord!
SO- Y'all are
NOT FIRED
as pray-ers!
You did good!
Very, very good!
I will keep you posted!

Nurse Ratchett signing out
for the day!
your photo name

107 comments:

Nellie said...

Such wonderful news! "Nurse Ratchett," your tactics are definitely in order during this time. Praying that the pain relief patch will be effective!...xo Nellie

Gypsy Heart said...

Well, I just typed a long response and it just disappeared! :/

This is just outstanding!!! I do know that collective prayer makes a huge difference and Praise God that He heard all of ours! I so hope the patches help. If they do, please send me one. :) Seriously, he needs relief and we'll pray for the pain to lessen for him.

Nurse Ratchett, I so wish I were closer to try and help in some way. Just know I'm always here for you and prayers continue for John's comfort and healing and for strength for you.

Love * hugs,
Pat

Red Rose Alley said...

This is great news today, Diana. Yes, keeping him in my prayers......and YOU. I just don't like to see anyone in pain. I do hope these work for him.

love you, ~Sheri

Vee said...

Praise God! Praying today for ongoing pain relief. Always saying a prayer for you and the rest of the family, too, as you are all running this race together.

Kim said...

Wonderful news, Diana. xoxo

Pom Pom said...

Hooray! Praise God!

Debby said...

That is the best news ever. But I am sorry about the pain. I hope the patch works. Hugs

Teresa Hennes said...

Wonderful News!!! We will keep the prayers going for you and John.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET French Bread & Family said...

Oh Sweet D, this is good news. You have the best team of prayers in blogland! This will crack you up. I have a friend who had a lung cancer scare this week. I texted her "Hail Mary's from here". She texted back . . . football? I responded . . . "Not a reference to Aaron Rodgers, you CHEESEHEAD!" The story has a happy ending . . . the nodules were benign. May God continue to bestow his blessings to your hero, to you and your family, and those that are working so hard to heal your hero!
w/L

Jackie said...

I have been wondering how the scan went, and YEA!!!!
Such wonderful news, nurse Ratchett.
So happy for all of you.
Praying for relief from his pain.
Sending much love,
Jackie
(Evelyn)

Down On The Farm said...

Hallelujah!!! I was praying for him this morning!!! I can only imagine how relieved you all must be. I will continue to pray for him, and for you!!!!

Mimi said...

Thank You, Lord! This is wonderful news, Diana! So relieved not to be fired...Ha! Will continue to pray for all of you. :-)

Simply LKJ said...

Oh Diana, this instantly brought tears to my eyes. Happy tears of course! Praise God. Will be praying for his pain as well, and that the patches do the trick.

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Such good news - the power of prayer should not be put aside. Will continue to keep you both in my prayers xx

20 North Ora said...

Praise God for His goodness!! Such good news!

Judy

Andrew Cain said...

Praising God for a Great Report! Continuing on with you! Blessings, Cindy xo

Donna said...

That is wonderful news Diana!
I am so happy and relieve!
Thank you Jesus:)

Alex said...

Oh, wonderful, wonderful! I will keep him, and you right there in my heart and sincerest prayers!
So glad we are not fired! ; )

Sylvia said...

I am praising God with you Diana, so happy to hear Good News!
Thanks for keeping us updated!

carolann said...

Wonderful news. Praise the Lord. Will pray now for the pain pill they have to give him will be a success. The Lord is good. You must be so hapy Di and your family and of course Hero himself.

Continued prayers for him.

Jan said...

Wonderful news! God is so good!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Bless you for taking time out to update us. We will keep bringing you both to the Lord in prayer and thanking him for all he has done. Hugs :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

Praise the Lord! Such wonderful news. Continued prayers for you both!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Yay great news!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

The power of prayer is an amazing thing. Happiness felt for you, John and family.
xoxo,
Vera

Shelia said...

Yay! We're good prayers! :) I'm so happy to hear this and continued prayers for John and for you, Diana. Take care of yourself at times like these.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Susie said...

Diana, That is such good news. I will pray everyday. As you all have to do this a day at a time. I so glad I am not fired. :):) Blessings and hugs to all of you. Love you guys, xoxo, Susie

Amy said...

This is some great news Diana! I'm hoping and praying those pain relief patches help...
Praying for your hubby and YOU daily!
God is Good! ☺
Hugs, Amy

Amy said...

This is some great news Diana! I'm hoping and praying those pain relief patches help...
Praying for your hubby and YOU daily!
God is Good! ☺
Hugs, Amy

Stephanie said...

It was so good to read the update, sweet friend. Prayer is powerful and the God we pray to is even more powerful. Love and hugs to you!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

This is great news. I turned the Christmas lights off and on three times to thank God for hearing our prayers.

Laurie said...

Great news! Thank you Lord!

Mountain Mama said...

Oh, that's wonderful news, Diana - so happy for you both!! xo

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

So very happy to hear this good news!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh so good to hear from you Diana and good news at that! Prayers continue and are written down!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

That is wonderful news, Diana! I pray that John's pain patch is just what he needs at this time! Take care of yourself, dear one. xo♥

Judy said...

So, so happy for this wonderful news! Trusting and believing God for a complete healing.

Janet said...

Diana, I am so glad that the results were good. You and your Hero are always in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the new pain med with work and not cause any troubles. My sis had use a patch. I don't know if this is spelled correctly...Fentynol? It works great for her. It needs to be changed every three days though. She did get kinda dependent on it or hooked.:(

I pray everything continues to go well. Make sure to take care of you. And get help with things so you can get some ((BIG HUGS))

Janet said...

Ok that ended wrong LOL Meant to say.....And get help with things so you can get some good sleep. Then...Take care, Janet W ((BIG HUGS))

Estelle's said...

Now this is good news Diana! Prayers and hugs for you both during such a hard time!

Sharon said...

Glad to hear those spots are gone! I know God hears our prayers, and I will continue to keep praying...God is good!

Wanda said...

These updates that show God's grace and mercy and magnificent power just bless me. Little miracles piled up at the end are huge miracles. Thanks again Nurse Ratchett. Hugs

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I'm so thrilled for you all!!!!!!!! That's great news! Still praying that they can reduce his pain, and I know that will happen soon. :) Keeping you in my thoughts. xoxo

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Yay!!! Now your shoulders can go down a notch. I sincerely hope the patch will bring welcome relief for John when he needs it (which hopefully isn't very often). -Jenn

Cristina Garay said...

I'm so glad to hear such awesome news, Diana!

Dewena said...

My eyes are watering reading this, Diana, and I haven't been chopping onions. It's just pure happiness for him and you and your dear ones but also from wanting his pain to be managed while under treatment.

Missy George said...

That's the best news!!! Whew...glad I still have a job..Enjoy your weekend....Don't overdo the celebrating..Those patches work well and should give him some relief..xxooo

A Joyful Cottage said...

Phew! I get to keep my job. :) This is great news, and I'm so grateful to the Lord, and so happy for the two of you, Diana. You'll soon be dancing the night away with your Hero, and I'm sure you'll be wearing that patriotic number you showed us. LOL Hugs to you sweet friend. And give John a peck on the cheek for me. Nancy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Praise God!! My prayers will continue to be with you both. Hugs, Cheryl

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

This is such good news! I'm sorry he's in so much pain but I know you're taking good care of him and you'll help him through it. Lots of people prayed for Chelsea when she went through her cancer and I do believe it helped! Keeping you both in my thoughts, Liz

Linda said...

so so happy to hear that! GLAD your road to recovery is getting shorter and shorter. And I don't want to take the wind of of your sales...but my cancer has metastasized and is back.

Rose L said...

Whew! So glad to hear good news and will keep those prayers coming!

JennyD said...

YAYYYYYY!!!! And tonight I'll be saying plenty of thanks because that's important to do :D Oh, this is such wonderful news! XXXXXX

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Best news I've heard today....well, maybe the best news I've heard this year!!!!! hugs...

Nonnie said...

Oh praise the Lord for His mercies and His care. I will be praying for his treatments and his pain to be relieved by the patches. Xoxo

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Praise the Lord! (Plus I'm glad we're not fired. Lol) That is wonderful news. Praying for pain relief and continued healing.
Hugs
Cecilia

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So, so, so, happy for this praise report!! Heaven is being bombarded with prayers for your hero and it won't be letting up any time soon! Good Night Nurse Ratchett! (it is right on the tip of my tongue what show Nurse Ratchett was on... help me!)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So happy for your good news! Keeping him in my prayers for good pain relief! xoxo

Julia said...

God is so good... Such good news but so sorry about the pain. I hope the new pain patch works. I'll keep praying for his pain relief.
Hang in there.
Hugs,
JB

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's very good news. We are continuing to pray for you both. I posted your Corn Chowder recipe on my blog today. You don't have to visit though. Just take care of yourself my friend. Lots and lots of hugs, Diane

joanne said...

Praise the Lord for all good and gracious gifts come from him. I had to wear a pain patch for awhile, it was morphine in small doses, and it really helped to even things out. I hope/pray he finds relief. Keeping you all in my prayers. love.

Linda Neumann said...

God bless everyone!

camp and cottage living said...

Makes me what to cry and sing Hallelujah at the same time.
God is so good! Since I'm not fired, I will definitely keep praying,Diana:>)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Such great news....the prayers continue Diana!

Terra Hangen said...

This is excellent news and since I am not fired, I will keep praying for healing for your dear Hero. I hope the pain patches work.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Happy for you both...I'll keep on praying!

living from glory to glory said...

Praise God for the good report... So glad I get to keep my job! Hugs, xoxo

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

So happy to get the good news about John's scan! I new our prayers would win! Hope he does well with the new pain management! Prayers will continue full speed ahead! Hugs, Leena

vivian said...

Im so glad you got a good report. what a scary journey. I will continue to pray! in fact I'n sending one up right now! done!
Have a nice weekend with your hero and what ever other family is around!
xoxo!
vivian

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Oh so happy for your borrow and for you! You know you can count on your prayer warriors to keep sending up those healing requests and putting things into God's hands. I know hero is fighting the good fight and I am hoping he will find relief from the pain with the right meds. Thank goodness we live in an age of amazing medical technology. Keep smiling lady - God and your blog buddies love you! Jane

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Yikes - need to read my replies before hitting send! Your hero - not borrow, lol!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Diana, There couldn't have been any better news. You must be so relieved, although sorry to hear his pain level has grown, but this too will pass. For the use of such nasty stuff, it truly does give some miraculous results. I am thrilled and will not refer to you as "Nurse Ratchett". We all know you are much more than that!..xxo to you and yourhero..Judy

Merlesworld said...

Glad the news is good.
Merle..........

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I am so happy to hear your good news. I will continue to say a prayer for him. God Bless you both.

Carla from The River said...

Good News!!
I will continue to pray for you all.
xx oo
Carla

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

I'm so happy for you both. I have a really GOOD feeling about this. You're hero is gonna be back to normal (sawing logs with his sleep mask on) in no time at all. Prayers going up!

Renee said...

Good news.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What great news! I'll keep sending up prayers. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Mary Keels said...

Good news! Thank you for the update. May God continue to bless you all!

Kay G. said...

Dear Diana,
God is good! And your prayer warriors are strong and mighty! May the patch help to ease his pain, that is my strong prayer. xx

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That is good news. I hope the pain patch helps. It is difficult when one cannot take usually prescribed pain medication. xoxo Su

Wild Oak Designs said...

That is terrific news....hip hip hooray!
We will continue to pray dear Friend....looks like it is still a bumpy road, but with a better view....
Nancy
wildoakdesigns

Lucille said...

Hi Diana! Thank the Lord that his lungs are okay. So sorry for the pain level being more intense. All I can say is that I continue to hope and pray and for you to keep posting about any new developments as it helps with the prayers and knowing what to pray for especially. xo

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Dear Diana, you are such an amazing care giver. I am so happy that you can see some good improvement from time to time. Make sure you take care of yourself so you can be strong for hubby and family. Always in prayers. xx Jo

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

This is a tough journey - the slightest good news is positive! - Wishing you both comfort and strength!

Miss Kitty said...

Ha! Nurse Ratchett...I know as my parents' main caregiver, they call me the same thing behind my back! Oh, my goodness, your hero has lost so much weight but he looks wonderful with the grand daughters at the dance. We hope we has many more dances to go to!

Suzanne said...

Prayers for you and your hero! I just saw your posts today. I have not been blogging these last few weeks or visiting blogs much. Sorry to be delayed in offering my prayers. I hope all continues to go well. xo

Grammy Goodwill said...

This is wonderful news! Praise God.

BeachGypsy said...

You hold on tight to your husband and have him hold on tight to you....yall are going to get through this...together!

Maria Elena said...

Now, that is some awesome news! Will keep praying for both of you. xoxo Maria

maddie/cadesmimi said...

I'm so happy to see this bit of awesome news about your husband! I hope he is able to sustain satisfactory pain relief from his patch. I'll keep praying for both of you. ((hugs))
Kathy (from Reflections)

Nancy's Notes said...

What blessed news! Will continue praying! Love and hugs~

Stephen Andrew said...

So happy to see good news! I'm thinking of you all!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

This is wonderful news! Now I am praying for some pain relief! Hugs xo Karen

Janice Kay Schaub said...

oh I do hope and pray that things do improve. Control of pain is a very big deal and so I hope they find something quickly. I know that meditation and breathing really help (as in childbirth the breathing helps) but don't know much else. A friend of ours has spent his entire adult life in pain being injured during WW2 and although he regained the use of his limbs after a time he was in constant pain, that followed by kidney cancer. He had to go to a pain clinic where he was taught techniques to help control it. Along with good meds. I know that's not much inspiration but I do understand. Take care of each other. Hugs, Janice

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Glad the lung scan is clear and hope the pain can become under control soon. Stay strong.

amy espinosa said...

Such wonderful news! I'm doing my happy dance for you both! Hugs to you sweet lady!

Okio B Designs said...

Beautiful news!

Jeanine

Sweet Tea said...

Yes! Yes! Yes!
So happy the lung scan was good.
Poor guy dealing with the pain.
Sure hope the meds will keep him comfortable
as he continues his treatment.
May God continue to bless and keep him - and YOU!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

So glad to hear the good news. Bless you both.

Kelly said...

Remaining hopeful nurse Ratchett!!! Continued prayers and a big smile for the both of you! Please make sure you are taking good care of yourself.....Diana! Big HUG!<3


Jen Kershner said...

I've been thinking about you guys Diana! Big prayers and hugs for you. So glad he had good news on his CT. I had one on Monday for a nodule they found on my lung when my appendix acted up and my six month check looked good and now I wait a year and check it again. I'm sending you hopes for health and strength. Take care of yourself too sweet lady!

My Kentucky Living said...

Good news is wonderful. I will keep up my praying for you all. I once told someone...we can all use prayers even if we are not in crisis. Sheila

Katie said...

Great News!! You came to my mind today, I prayed for you and your husband. I know God's got this!!

Karen Ann said...

Awesome news!!!!!!... Keep it coming!

Diane said...

Great news, thanks for the update.

Hugs diaen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know what a long hard battle it can be and I know too that you are the best nurse he could have. We're keeping you both in our prayers sweet friend. Love and hugs, Diane