Post Surgery Update 

This is Michael again. I wanted to update everyone on Stephanie’s status as she recovers. As mentioned last entry, the surgery went well and Stephanie moved to the ICU Friday evening.  There she was closely monitored as the initial anesthesia wore off. Initially she was only allowed to lay on her side and she wasn’t allowed to move her head. She’s been in quite a bit of pain, as I can only imagine after having had part of your skill cut out and put back together after taking stuff out of your brain. The back of her head around the incision hurts, and her headaches have been in full force. She’s had quite a bit of naseua, which they said is common from anesthesia but more so because of the part of the brain they aggravated. Also expected, she’s having some vision issues and trouble reading, but they said that should wear off as the brain swelling reduces over the next several days.

As the day went on yesterday, she slowly progressed. She spent the night in the ICU again, but not before working her way from laying on her side to laying flat on her back, to sitting more upright, and finally standing up and taking a short stroll around the hallway.

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Her goal yesterday was to take some steps, and she took some in the right direction (buh-dum, ching!) After continuing to progress and stabilize throughout the night, she left the ICU this morning and moved to the neurology recovery floor. She underwent her post-surgery MRI to verify the results of the surgery and to prep for further treatment. Thank you again for all of your love, support, and prayers as we progress through this journey. We’ll never be able to truly express our appreciation.

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50 thoughts on “Post Surgery Update 

  1. Thank you for the update, Michael. We know with God that ALL things are possible; He is certainly with Stephanie “EVERY STEP” of the way! Sending love hugs and continued prayers to all. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you Almighty God for healing Stephanie and giving her a loving husband to give her courage and strength.
      When my son had beain surgery I made a blend of frankincense and peppermint essential oils and applued to his temples. It really helped the headaches!
      Good luck with your journey💝

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  2. Wonderful news! (The progress, that is, not the headaches). Thanks so much for the encouraging words. So many prayers are lifted up for you both!

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  3. Thank you for keeping us posted! You feel like family to us as we keep you in our thoughts and hearts. Praise God for his goodness!

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  4. Thanks for the latest update Michael. I stand amazed at the miracle we are seeing unfold with Stephanie. God is great. Prayers continue.

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  5. Thank you for the wonderful news. Our prayers continue for Stephanie and your family. May you feel God’s loving and healing presence!

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  6. Thanks for the updates. So thankful all is going better. Cant wait till it is just a memory for you both. Am still praying that everything will go great.

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  7. I am so glad to hear that she is able to walk and that they are moving on to the next phase of her treatments. Prayers coming your way. I’m in Amsterdam so I hope you can feel the prayers all the way from here!

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  8. Stephanie, your face on this picture is just how I feel about all of your progress! This is truly a miracle unfolding right before our eyes!!! Prayers continue for you and your family. Michael, thank you for posting on here. We love hearing about how things are going out there!

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  9. Praising God with you guys. Such great news. Continuing to lift your precious family up to our Lord and Saviour for complete healing. God bless

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  10. Love the news. Thank you Lord!!! Way to go Stephanie, you are a fighter and God’s loving and faithful daughter. You are all in our prayers. Hugs all the way from Ecuador.

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  11. Praise God! Praying for continued success in her treatment. May the peace of Christ be in your hearts during the recovery process. Our family is praying for yours. Thank you for sharing the joy and blessings you are being bestowed even in the most difficult trials. God Bless! P.S.
    We live in your hometown and have heard of your story through other friends… a true miracle that has touched many.

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  12. This is amazing!! We are hoping and praying with you. I’m so glad to be able to have a small part in this–reading the blogs, sharing your story with other pray-ers, praying, looking at the awesome photos….thank you for keeping us updated.

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  13. That is great that she was able to get up and walk a little. Can I ask are you at cancer treatment center of America? The only reason I ask is because I have glioblastoma and I go there only in Illinois.

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  14. I believe in miracles!!! Praise God for this miracle!!! I will continue to pray and look forward to more updates!!! God is good!!!

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  15. I heard about your blog from a friend today and have now just read all of your posts. So amazing!! We are praying for you all! Today during the homily, our priest talked about living with all of our trust in God (especially as we enter the Lenten season). You all are exemplifying that completely. Thank you for sharing your story; thank you for reminding us how precious life is and what an awesome God we have! Praying for complete healing. God bless!

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  16. Recently learned of your amazing journey. Eagerly look for your blog posts. You have been in my prayers. The other Sisters are praying too. With God all things are possible.

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  17. Your Air Force Family is with you! While I’ve never met you, a childhood friend of my wife posted a link to your blog. The friend is a friend of Michael’s parents. Your prayer requests are flowing through Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio.

    Keep the faith. We’re all in.

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  18. So very happy for you, Stephanie! Up and walking already after brain surgey, no less. God and His many angels are certainly surrounding you as you continue your amazing journey towards health! Keep up the great work@

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  19. This is all so “hard to believe” … simply because it is all a MIRACLE!

    Just a side note… I’ve had my friend Clare (a fellow brain cancer/ surgery survivor) and her husband praying since day one … apparently they had been sharing with the entire congregation who have been praying as well! Her husband who is a deacon shared updates and praise with the whole church this morning! … When the body of Christ (all over the world and across denominations) is united in prayer … MIRACLES happen!

    May HE who knitted you together in your mother’s womb, continue to heal you and keep you! In Jesus name! Amen!

    You are loved!

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  20. So wonderful to see Stephanie walking and with a smile on her face! Requesting prayers and sharing this testimony with my church family. We serve an amazing God ! Continued prayers for your family! The Perrin family.

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  21. The beauty of your faith and praise in this blog reminds me of this favorite verse in a favorite hymn:

    No storm can shake my inmost calm
    While to this rock I’m clinging
    How can I ever come to harm?
    How can I keep from singing?
    Then sings my soul with love profound
    A fountain ever springing
    Deep from the earth how sweet the sound
    How can I keep from singing?

    Our family is praying for yours constantly!

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  22. I shared all about your incredible journey with our music ministry yesterday. They
    Were truly in awe and well remember you and are praying for your recovery Stephanie!
    With lots of love from Wichita Falls, Texas!

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  23. We continue to pray for your entire family! Tell Stephanie she is very courageous and has the right attitude. Godspeed on her recovery. Hugs and love to you all!

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