2 weeks post op

two weeks ago today…

Some of my favorite girls

my muffins

one week ago…(I have amazing friends!)


got the nasty staples OUT. So hot. I think I might have liked them better in.

my view as of late. Not hating it. In fact, I am soooo thankful. So thankful you all have afforded me the opportunity to sleep, rest, pork out on illegal amounts of sugar and all things ending in -ose and let my brain and body repair itself. I have aged at least 6 years. And it’s ok. These crows feet, they’ve earned their place.
I received GOOD news today, which makes me want to think about doing a happy dance. I will settle on jazz hands. Grade 1!!!  Are you kidding me?!
Thank you Lord!!! Why He has shown me so much mercy, I will never know. I sure appreciate this 6th life.
Lesson #1 God is able.
lesson #2 Doctors are not infallible. I loooove doctors, however, they are not the Word of God, they are indeed human. I realized in this leg of the race, they mean well, and are entirely too smart for my brain speed, yet they didn’t create me and their words are not law. That doctor that said this was for sure a grade 2? Welp. Bzzzz. Surgery not an option? Bzzzz. No hope? Bzzzz. That said, God provided a wonderful doctor, (who I probably hugged 3 seconds too long today), with specific expertise in my kind of tumor that basically might as well be wearing Superman tights. I had no idea this man God held for me is one of the few doctors that does this type of virtual reality surgery. This allows him to see exactly where the blood vessels are, so that he wouldn’t jeopardize a major bleed. The other doctors did not have this technology or wisdom, of course they could not successfully execute this crazy surgery. Literally, he wears goggles and sees the complete inside of my brain. There is a lot of glorious space in there. I thought I would point that out so you all don’t have to whisper;)

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green: tumor

You guys. Tears. So much love. So much gratitude over here. Thank you for being my friends, my family, my prayer warriors. Thank you for the beautiful meals, gifts and flowers. Thank you for loving my babies like they are yours. I don’t deserve any of this, but am praising and thanking my Jesus like it is my job. Yet is my JOY.

Thank you Lord for 6th chances.

“The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger, and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are all over all his works.” Psalm 145:8-9


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  • Reply Trisha Wuich February 3, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Praise the Lord! Jazz hands for SURE!!

  • Reply Deborah Huffman February 3, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    <3 <3 <3!! I am blessed that you are continuing to use your gift of writing even while you are in pain. xoxo

  • Reply Jack Brammer February 3, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Michelle, My prayers continue and will always.
    Uncle Jack

  • Reply Cheri Clark February 3, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Praising the Lord with you !!

    • Reply Kathy Dumont February 3, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      My heart is singing with joy right now after reading this update, Michelle. Our great and good God is so worthy of our praise!! I will continue to lift up your requests during this time of healing and rehab. and beyond!!

  • Reply Kelly Smith February 3, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Praising the Lord with Jazz hands while happy dancing for you. Thankfully no one is around to see it! Seriously, this is SO AWESOME and what a God we have – Our God! His way is PERFECT and His Word is always TRUE! So love that you declared that in this post and know it and believe it!! xoxo
    Love you and continue to pray for you and your family! xoxo

    This God—his way is perfect;
    the word of the Lord proves true;
    He is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
    –Psalm 18:30

  • Reply Kristen Aldrich February 3, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    I can’t take our God applying HIS hands to your life in a way that He gets soooo much glory !!! Im sooo incredibly happy for you and your sweet family that God is healing you from literally the inside out! Love you !!!!

  • Reply Jessica O’Connell February 3, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Praising God with you! God is able. Thank you for your continual reminders and example.

  • Reply Jenny Katcef February 3, 2020 at 8:54 pm


  • Reply Rebecca Lewis February 4, 2020 at 4:04 am

    Such great news! God is SO good!

  • Reply Gail February 4, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Thanking God for His Grace and Mercy and over the top kindness so much more than we deserve ???????????

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