Friday, 24 April 2009


So we met the surgeon this morning at 8am; having completed the operation she said that Karena's response to the chemotherapy was "amazing" (do doctors say that kind of thing?). Her ovarian lump was actually about 5cm (past tense - it's now gone !); the omental lump was "very small" (past tense also - it's now gone too). There was another small nodule in her pelvis (yes, you guessed's now gone too!). So they completed the full hysterectomy (which they were not sure would be possible depending on the condition of the cancer). One of the things they prepared us for pre-op was that there could be further spreading like "sprinkled rice" - they found no further evidence visible to the naked eye.
The surgeon said that before the operation she expected Karena was going to be her most difficult case of the day but in reality she was actually one of the easiest ! She also said that she was "really delighted" with how well the operation went.

Time for some more tears after that lot !

The plan is to still complete the 6 sessions of chemo post-op as a 'mop-up' for any microscopic cancer cells still the path ahead is still a long one and frought with many challenges - but as I see it currently, where we are at today is just about as good-a-place as we could have possibly imagined...hey....celebrate with us !

"Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, power and love
Our God is an awesome God"


  1. He reigns,
    He reigns,
    He reigns,
    Forever our God,
    He reigns!

    That is TRULY AWESOME news!

  2. WOO HOO! WHOOP WHOOP! YAY! BRAVO! and not forgetting HALLELUJAH! PRAISE GOD! Loads of big lovey huggy squeezes to all of you!! love The De Silva's xx

  3. Oh Craig this is fantastic news....I am sitting here with tears in my eyes...Joy and Happiness...for you all....
    God is good and deserves all the praise and thanks we can send up to the heavens..

    Give Karena a huge hug....or the best you can around all the tubes and sore bits...

    Then find someone to give you one too....

  4. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. What wonderful news. We are rejoicing with you that God is so good.
    All our love,
    Sue and Dennis xx

  5. WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! and WOWWWW!!!!!

    Our Lord, the great physician and healer. Nothing beats that!

    Absolutely fantastic news :-)

  6. That is simly fantastic news Craig - exactly what we had all been praying for. Give our love to Karena and the kids. We are overjoyed.

    Chas & Bindy

  7. Fantastic news Craig.... we do have a mighty God!!! You are such an amazing couple and I am so glad that God has given you both the strenghth to go through this. He knows what he is doingg! |My love to you both..and my continued prayers. Love Iris Joyce.