Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Newsy News...












Last week Lem had an appointment back at the University of Michigan Hospital with his neurologist for a follow-up appointment.  He was given a clean bill of health, and was told the pathology came back negative, the tumor was benign, as expected.  


It was a big relief to hear, even though we were told it was most likely benign at the time they removed it.  There is always that little thought at the back of your mind...


The neurologist pulled the MRI pictures up on his computer and showed us that big bad boy...and said that it was quite a large tumor for its type.  We are so thankful that the optometrist found it and sent Lem to a specialist right away.  The doc said his vision should continue to improve, he's seen a big difference already.  The problem the tumor caused is that it pressed on the optic nerves.


He left the hospital after surgery with five or six medications, and is now down to one, which is a thyroid med he will most likely always have to take.  But all other levels they were watching in his blood are normal again!


We felt like we were walking on air when we left and are blessed to have a new beginning.  


Thanks be to God for his grace and his goodness to us, and thanks to all who prayed, it is very appreciated.  Very.













21 comments:

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

So happy for you to get Good news! It is always such a relief once all those tests are done and come back negative. Congratulations!

Penny said...

What wonderful news.... I am so very happy for you!!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Great news, Joni! So happy that everything is ok and you can go on with life! Love your picture with you both in red!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

basketsbyrose said...

Wonderful news!

Connie said...

Such Wonderful News! Happy it all worked out.

God is GOOD!

Hugs,
Connie

Deanna said...

may all continue to go well.

Kerin said...

Wonderful news!!

What a blessing!!

Doing a little 'happy dance' for you and your family :)

Smiles :)
Kerin
(New blog... always fixin never sittin)

lil red hen said...

Praises and thanksgiving to God for this good news.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Praise the Lord! He is so good!!! I celebrate this with you.

Mary Jane Plemons said...

Oh, Joni! What wonderful news! I know that feeling. When we went back to the doctor for Weldon's first visit following his shocking diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Diease and the gloomy prognosis, we were delighted to learn he was already improved and things looked so much better. Eventually, his nephrologist downgraded his stage level to a lesser one, and he continues to do well, although it is gradually worsening due to aging. We came out of that office almost dancing. We giggled and grinned all the way home. God is so good, isn't He? I'm so happy for you and Lem.
Love,
Mary Jane

Carol said...

Joni,
What a wonderful report! And a great picture to go with it.
God is good!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Well, Praise the Lord! Good news worth shoutin' about!

Grandma Becky said...

thanks for sharing the great news. God is an awesome God and He was there all the time for you and your hubby. Thanking God for his healing! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

GREAT!!! Praise God!!

Patti said...

I am usually a lurker, but this is such good news not to comment about. Congratulations on the clean bill of health.

Sandy Hawley said...

Praise God!!! HE is so GREAT!!
Be the very BEST you can BE TOGETHER Joni!!! ENJOY every minute together -- we all know just how short our lives can be!!

I LOVE the picture of you guys!! Your happiness shows thru!

Continued Prayers & Blessings to You & Yours!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

The best news!!

Amish Stories said...

Its been a long while since i was on, and I'm very glad to see a post so positive like this one is. So I'm glad for you folks, and have yourself a great memorial day weekend. Richard

Kathie Truitt said...

Now I know why you've kept him hidden - he's a darn good-looking guy and I'm sure you were running scared that all of us ladies would find that out. Ha!

I'm so happy that he's going to be okay. God is good.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Awesome news. So glad to hear this.

mary your sis said...

I haven't kept up with your blog much lately, but I wanted to say how happy I am for all of you. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! We love you and Lem and are relieved and thrilled at the news!