We have just returned from the hospital where we received the best news in the circumstances that we could have been given. The surgeon told us that Michael was one of the rare patients who was 'downgraded' following the pathology. He'd expected to tell us that things were worse like he has to many patients (and he had already warned us about expecting Gleason level 8). In fact, it was downgraded to 6 which is obviously better news....and all the surrounding lymph nodes and tissue are cancer free. They believe they have caught all the cancer.
I told him that we had many people praying all round the world and he said, "Prayer is very powerful", and he seemed as thrilled as we are at the outcome. Full recovery will take a little while but the next major point is in 3 months when PSA test will (hopefully) confirm the good news that cancer is no longer there. He smiled at us and said: "You have a life!"
How can we thank you enough for being on this awful journey with us and upholding us with prayers and caring. It has been overwhelming experience and although we wouldn't wish this worrying time on anybody there are positives where people show such love and care. And that is so amazing to experience and be on the receiving end. Thank you, thank you, thank you. With the greatest thanks to God for hearing our prayers and bringing about this healing.
With love from us both, Carol.
Hopefully. Michael will be back at this screen soon as energy returns.