Requesting Prayer... and an Upcoming Surgery

March 7, 2017

{update: Surgery has been moved up to Monday, March 20th}

As some of you are aware, yesterday brought unexpected and daunting news to our lives. After a routine check up and ultrasound my doctors found that there is a large mass/cyst that has been found on my right ovary that I will need to have surgery to remove. At this point and with my health history it is the safest for me to go in for surgery and to remove and biopsy this to make sure that it is not Ovarian Cancer. My doctor has been quite open and frank with me and we are praying that this will just be a simple cyst that will require minimal surgery and not be complicated and will not be cancerous.

As I type this I am receiving an IV for continued treatment for Lyme and yet still in shock from yesterday. Hearing those words and having this sudden and drastic health detour has been an incredible shock to me and to my family. There has been lots of tears, lots of prayers, and lots of learning to trust the Lord with the unknown details that are before us. 

In many ways, as I shared in my last update, I have been moving forward, so this news is a bit discouraging. I am leaning and trusting the Lord that He promises that all things work together for His good and that this is just a helpful step in this healing journey. 

I would covet your prayers as we move forward with a pre-op appointment on Thursday, for wisdom for me and for my medical team and the surgeons, and for the miraculous removal of this mass. We are praying that this is a benign mass that will only need a simple surgery. Our miraculous prayer request is that this would be removed miraculously.

At this point surgery is scheduled for March 29th and I will continue to update in the days and weeks ahead. Will you also pray for peace? My little heart would so appreciate that. Thank you for your continued prayers, and your love and support during this very scary and overwhelming time.

"For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty Savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His Love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."
-Zephaniah 3:17-


  1. Oh my goodness, I will definitely be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Surgery is always a worrisome process, and I am so sorry you have to go through this. We used to think Lyme would cause me to have cysts (that would always burst) when I was younger; this was eventually diagnosed as Endometriosis. So I have an idea about how scary it is with the pain surrounding that a bit. I think about you a lot, sending you healing vibes when I can. This breaks my heart that you just can't seem to get a break. All I can do is pray, but know that is what I'll be doing!

    1. Thank you SO much for your sweet message and for sharing a bit of your story. Thank you so much for your prayers and for your support- this truly means more than I can say!!

      Rebecca :)

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    1. THANK YOU so much Bailey! I am SO grateful for your prayers!!! TRULY.

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