Everyone, I wanted to fill you in on our afternoon. Steve, Stephanie and I went to the doctor's for the surgery. She was a brave little girl. She amazed me. Her trust and faith was so evident.
The surgeon changed her measurements of the surgery once she was able to see the initial sight of removal. We were ready for a large portion with multiple stitches, but were happily witnesses to much less. Stephanie's doctor took less than 1cm of tissue and only ended up with 4 stitches. The numbing cream and shots did what they were supposed to, that was one of many answered prayers.
Thank you for praying. Thank you for caring. Thank you for your words of encoragement.
We are due to go back in one week for stitches removal and for the second pathology report.
Dairy Queen helped soothe the pain, then we came home and celebrated with homemade mini pizzas. Flowers from a friend made all of us feel loved, and Stephanie stepped into a new place of knowledge this week and I am sure it will be a spiritual marker in her life from this point on. She knows she is loved, cared for and surrounded by a community of people who want only the best for her.
Again I declare, we are a blessed people.