Thursday, March 17

Not what we expected...

James' surgery started promptly at 7:30 this morning.  We were called from to waiting room to a conference room to meet with Dr. Curley at 8:30.  As he began surgery, he found lymph node abnormalities.  The lymph nodes were not enlarged but abnormal in texture.  Harden and not the normal sponge like texture.  Dr. Curley removed one and sent it for biopsy and it proved to be malignant.  At this point, we do not know how many lymph nodes are involved.  Here's what I do know:
  • God is still in control.  Always has been, always will be! 
  • The full biopsy report will determine what's next.  We should have this report in 5-7 days.
  • There will be more testing and likely more chemo.
  • James has about a 5 inch incision that has to heal before we move on.
  • He is in recovery and coming out from under the anesthesia.  When the doc came to talk to him, he simply asked, "So what's next?"
  • Dr. Coscio called from her cell on her day off to "check on us".  I am confident James is in the best of care!
Your love and prayers are being felt. 
Love to all,


  1. We luv yall Amy, pryaing and will continue to pray girl.

  2. Can't stop thinking about y'all today!


  3. We're believing in healing for James baby girl and an unending peace for both of you. God hears all of your prayers and ours. Lot's of Love to you both.

  4. Praying continuously today. God is in control and nothing will change that magnificent truth. I pray the Lord hold you both real close. We love you both and will see you in the morning.

  5. Amy you and James are in our prayers. Keep the faith & think positive. Love you both....

    Lisa & Shane

  6. Let your faith sustain you.Be strong and positive. Just a little blip in the road.We will pray and hope in the grace of the Lord.Our love for you guys is unfailing just as the Lords.God bless you both.Deb and Bill