Hebrews 12:1-3

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Good meeting

So we had a quick visit from Dr Chow's resident this morning, he was very happy with the surgery, the incision is a couple inches shorter then the last one, they used bone graft (coral) to fill the screw holes (8) and her spine is very solid.
They didn't have to shave the disc as it wasn't interfering with her spinal cord, but they did remove another vertebra, and a lot of scar tissue that was putting pressure on her cord.
Sandra's spinal cord is in tact, doesn't look damaged, the dura around the cord is intact as well.
This is a great initial result to which we are truly thankful, recovery is still going to be a long process but we are ready to get going again.
Sandra's function seams to be about the same as before surgery, we again are thankful for this although I have to admit I've been caught dreaming of the day for walking.


  1. AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Praise God for answered prayer! So excited - everything is in place for complete healing. Mike do not apologize for dreaming of the day Sandra will walk - we are all dreaming and praying for that day and I believe it is coming soon. So proud of your courage and thankful hearts. Now rest -- Sandra your body heals while you sleep - so sleep my sweet friend and God will heal and restore you.
    Love Keri

  2. We are thankful that the surgery went well! and praying for continued healing and increased mobility! thank you for keeping us all updated! you are a real inspiration and God's light shines through both of you.
    Cindy Byker

  3. Mike - Had not read this in a while. But once I saw on FB that Sandra was in Surgery, I wanted to see what was going on. Still praying for full recovery.



  4. We are so grateful for the update and relieved to know how well the surgery went. We'll continue to journey with you in thought and prayer, asking for complete healing...Irene and Charles

  5. It was sooo good to see you on Mother's Day! Rejoicing with you (to the point of tears right now!) and just so excited for what God will do! Love and hugs and blessings! ~Holly B.

  6. We'll never stop praying and hoping. Your faith and testimony through this is inspirational to all of us. Blessings to your family. Bill