Monday, January 12, 2015
As some of you may have heard, we found out that Jim has prostate cancer. After a few years of the doctors watching his prostate, he was told he needed a biopsy. The test results came back as positive for malignant cancer. As they keep assuring us, if you are going to have cancer, this is one of the best ones to have. We are thankful for that, but realize that it is still very stressful.
Tomorrow Jim has an MRI and then on Friday he has a 5 hour nuclear bone scan to make sure his bones are clear of cancer. After all the results come in, the doctors will decide what to do, which may be surgery to remove the prostate. We are very thankful that we are in Germany where everything medical is up-to-date and, specifically in Leipzig where they have a medical university and have all the latest, cutting-edge (no pun intended) technology. They have the DaVinci Robotic Surgical System, which we have found out can do the surgery through a small "keyhole".
Another incredible thing is that the family we are living with until we move into our apartment the first of February, he in a doctor and has become "our" doctor! :0) Very reassuring.
I am a bit weary of not having our own place yet, so we are very excited that we will be moving for the final (at least for a few years) time on February 1. So far, we have lived in 5 different places since we moved out of our house in September!
Language is coming slowly, but surely. You can also pray for that for us. We are very engaged in the youth group and the church. God has given us so many incredible relationships here! We KNOW that this is where the Lord wants us!
Thank you for your prayers!