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Praise God for His blessings on my cranial cyst resection/removal!!! Graphic pix

Monday, August 20, 2012

For those of my good friends who aren't aware or maybe you are but just would like an update...I had brain surgery on Thursday, August 16, to remove a colloid cyst from the third ventricle of the brain. This simply means that a cyst had developed and was blocking the draining of the lymphatic fluid from the brain causing hydrocephalus or water on the brain. To prevent a massive stoke and help to reduce high blood pressure and a host of other issues, this cyst had to be removed as it could result in so much pressure on the brain as to cause death. This cyst was found as a result of a car accident back in March. It was not caused by the accident, but found as a result of the tests from the accident. Praise the Lord for his divine intervention in bringing this to the attention of my doctors. I went to Dr. Luciano, chief of neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic...a very renowned surgeon in this field. I felt very comfortable with him from the beginning and even more so when he prayed for me and with me regarding my surgery and asked God to guide him in the best way to remove the cyst and for my complete healing. I understand that the entire skin of the cyst was not able to be removed because of the amount of important blood vessels that were involved and he thought it was best to stop. I think the only issue with leaving part of the skin is that the cyst could not possibly come back. I don't know what those odds are but I am sure it was better to leave it than to cause a massive brain bleed during the surgery. I had prayed and prayed and had turned the entire situation over to God early on. He walked with me and I was at peace with this situation even going into the surgery. They asked me before surgery if I was nervous and I said no. Of course I had to rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. When I said maybe a two maximum, they asked why I picked a two. I told them that God was walking with me and he promised that he would be with me always and that was enough for me!!! Who better to take care of me than my heavenly father??!!! That is when Dr. Luciano came over and prayed with me and for me for the last time before my surgery, to my knowledge. He said that he was glad that he was my surgeon and with God's help and guidance, everything would be fine. He was so right!!! God is so good!!! Life is grand!!!
Have a great week and remember: With God's help, you can accomplish anything you want. Just ask for His help and believe that He will...according to His promises. If you have any questions, please let me know. I'll answer as best I can.
God is great and life is grand!!! Praise the Lord for all He has done and continues to do in our lives. Trials and tribulations are minor when God is working with us and through us!!! Have faith and trust in the Lord for He knows what His plans are for each of us and what our actual needs are. Remember to hug your loved ones and share your smiles daily.
Blessings, love and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES ALWAYS:
GOD
FAITH
HOPE
LOVE
FREEDOM
PRAYERS and PRAYER WARRIORS
BLESSINGS AND ANSWERED PRAYERS
SMILES and HUGS
ACCEPTANCE
Thankful for each new day that I am given!!!
Unexpected twists and turns in our lives
God is in the "miracle" business!!!
Meg is home now and doing GREAT!!!
Wonderful doctors and hospitals
Cleveland Clinic
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here...Praise the Lord!!!

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  • TRACYSOON
    Can I ask if this is the one and only surgery you gone through? Need some encouragement and assurance as I have been through two surgery but am advised to do the endescopy this time. Thanks.
    1008 days ago
  • TRACYSOON
    Can I ask if this is the one and only surgery you gone through? Need some encouragement and assurance as I have been through two surgery but am advised to do the endescopy this time. Thanks.
    1008 days ago
  • TRACYSOON
    Can I ask if this is the one and only surgery you gone through? Need some encouragement and assurance as I have been through two surgery but am advised to do the endescopy this time. Thanks.
    1008 days ago
  • TRACYSOON
    Can I ask if this is the one and only surgery you gone through? Need some encouragement and assurance as I have been through two surgery but am advised to do the endescopy this time. Thanks.
    1008 days ago
  • TRACYSOON
    Can I ask if this is the one and only surgery you gone through? Need some encouragement and assurance as I have been through two surgery but am advised to do the endescopy this time. Thanks.
    1008 days ago
  • TRACYSOON
    Can I ask if this is the one and only surgery you gone through? Need some encouragement and assurance as I have been through two surgery but am advised to do the endescopy this time. Thanks.
    1008 days ago
  • TRACYSOON
    Can I ask if this is the one and only time you went for surgery? Because I have been advice to do the same but have gone through two before. Need some encouragement and assurance.
    1008 days ago
  • TRACYSOON
    Can I ask if this is the first time you went through a surgery? Need some encouragement as I am advice to go through the same procedure but have gone through two before?
    1008 days ago
  • MJZHERE
    My son had brain surgery two years ago for an arachnoid cyst half the size of his skull - they also found it due to an accident. Praying for your continued recovery.
    1482 days ago
  • SAFETYSUE
    Amazing, so glad you were as comfortablewith your Doctor as you were! Being at peace because I believe it really helps when you go under for surgery! I am so thrilled for you!
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    Comment edited on: 9/9/2012 1:52:05 AM
  • RIVADERCHI
    Hi Momma Bear! I am so glad you posted this update. I have been thinking about you and praying for you all this time. Yikes, looks like someone took a hatchet to your head! Owww eeee! Hope you're feeling better and on the mend. I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.... I'm so happy you're doing great! God Bless you and yours (and he has!). Sending a big hug! emoticon emoticon
    1487 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    What a wonderful dr-God was guiding this one all the way, the car wreck, the tests, the dr! Amazing is all I can say.
    1489 days ago
  • IUHRYTR
    Wouldn't it be nice if more doctors adopted your doctor's attitude of caring and prayerful requests for guidance? -- Lou
    1497 days ago
  • BINGEFREEBABE


    Praise God you're okay!!

    blessings, Hope
    1498 days ago
  • EBLOOMING
    Helen I am so so happy for your successful surgery and your blog was wonderful to explain all to us. Wow! What a Dr the Lord provided and gave you the faith to trust him with your brains. I had a situation with my youngest dd that turned out to show me His power to heal her of anorexia....again a praying Dr. I was praying for God to show me who to go to after going through some unsatisfactory counseling and Drs. A lady at my church suggested this Dr. I have found that God provides answers through my fellowhip at church quite often. I understand your awesome faith and trust for this fearful brain operation. Praise God for His miracle....you! Elaine My dd also, was not supposed to be able to have children...she has six beautiful children!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon He is an amazing God!!!
    1498 days ago
  • WRITINGDIVA1
    Just heard about the surgery. Sending prayers your way.
    1499 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    Thank you for keeping us updated. Praise be to God!!! I am so happy that all is well with you. You give me such hope, my friend. Thank you for your prayers!!!
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    1499 days ago
  • GOOZLEBEAR
    Thank you for the clear explanation of the procedure the doctor did on you. Praise the Lord for a wonderful, praying doctor and for your faith and that of your friends and family. Praying you will continue to heal and get all your strength back.
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    1500 days ago
  • GEORGIAGIRL26
    Praise the Good Lord they were able to find it.
    It reminds me of when mom burned the back fo her throat.
    If she didn't we might not have found nodules that could turn to cancer.
    (She had surgery back in 2010 and is doing well now).
    The Lord is good and is here for us always!
    Hope that all of you have a good day! Your sister, Holly emoticon
    1500 days ago
  • QUILTINGB52
    You continually amaze me with your strength and trust in the Lord.

    My screen got all blurry just reading about the compassion of your doctor and that he would take the time to pray with you and for you! WOW ~ that in itself is a powerful statement.

    I was almost expecting a "cue ball"....but maybe your hairdressing can do a "flop over" and cover up what's missing. I know many men that try that tactic....lol
    1500 days ago
  • ALASKAN
    HI HELEN
    I'M GLAD THAT EVERYTHING TURNS OUT FOR YOU AND RECOVER SOON. WILL CONTINUE WITH THE PRAYERS FOR YOU. YOU MUST HAVE A GREAT DOCTOR AND GOD BLESS YOU. ALWAYS, ERNA emoticon emoticon
    1500 days ago
  • 2BE-MY-BEST
    Thanks for sharing your good news and praising The Lord for helping to get your threw this. I am happy all went well. God Bless you. Paulette
    1500 days ago
  • DINJA-
    Oh my goodness! My first day joining SP was your surgery date, and the very next day you found the strength and compassion to welcome me with a beautiful email! I am in awe of your miraculous recovery, and deeply honored that you took time to write to me! Many blessings, my new friend! So glad to meet you and know that you are ok! emoticon
    1500 days ago
  • BADBOY97
    I TOLD YOU NOT LET THOSE INDIANS GET YOUR SCALP LOL.


    IT WILL BE OK AND YOU WIL GET YOUR HAIR BACK SOON AND YOU


    WILL LOOK BETTER THAN WHAT YOU DID BE FORE LOL.


    LOVE YA MY MOMMA BEAR REST AND GET WELL SOON TTYL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1501 days ago
  • SNUZSUZ
    Thank you for your wonderful blog! I have been struggling lately with my cancer and your faith in God is amazing and has helped me with my faith as well! I am so happy to hear that everything went so well, and to hear that a doctor prayed with you, well, that is amazing also! You have really uplifted my spirit and now I can turn my worries over to God again too! Thank you, and God bless!
    1501 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    emoticon for your continued recovery. God is emoticon !! emoticon emoticon
    1501 days ago
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  • RSSSLHB
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  • TEALADY0531
    Praise God for you, for His miraculous intervention in your life, and for sending you such a marvelous man to be your surgeon!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Praying right now for your continued recovery - knowing God hasn't brought you this far to let you down now!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • 123ELAINE456
    Praise God for such a Wonderful, Gifted Doctor you have that Prays with his Patients. That is Unheard Of. God is in Control and may you have a Very Good Recovery. God Bless You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.
    1501 days ago
  • GHOSTFLAMES
    SO GLAD ALL IS GOOD HUGS,CHAR
    1501 days ago
  • DEE107
    hugs and praying for you and I know your hair will grow in hugs
    1501 days ago
  • NANASAMM
    emoticon What a wonderful and gifted doctor you had. Glad you are okay and on the mend.
    1501 days ago
  • SPIRIT42013
    Your surgeon is not only a great surgeon but a great man! God bless you in recovery! emoticon
    1501 days ago
  • PATRICIAANN46
    Hi Helen.......
    I am so glad that your surgery is over and that the results are good. You have such a powerful faith that I knew all would go well. Plus........you had all of us Sparkies in your corner praying for you too. The results just had to be GOOD!!!
    Take care and I wish you a wonderful recovery.
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  • SWDESERTLOVER
    I'm so happy that you are doing well. God is good!

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  • RUFREE4T
    Good comes to all who put their faith in God. He has gotten me though things and he has really gotten you through this scary surgery. Now relax and heal and get back into life.
    1501 days ago
  • KNITTABLES
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  • GGRANLDY
    Glad that God's Peace was with you. He is so awesome. and His Peace passeth all understanding! WooHoo on a doctor that still prays with his patients. That is rare now a days. Also glad that you are doing well. Have a great day. emoticon
    1502 days ago
  • NELLIEC
    It is such a blessing to have a doctor who prays before surgery!!! I am glad you are doing pretty well!
    1502 days ago
  • SCORPION1352
    Life is beautiful and so are you. So happy for your recovery. Will talk soon

    Hugs and prayers
    Marty
    1502 days ago
  • BRENDABUNNY
    Glad to hear your doing well...Still will pray for a healty recovery emoticon
    1502 days ago
  • YOYONOMORE1
    What a blessing to have your surgeon pray with you and for you and himself for guidance and a good outcome to the surgery. I am so thankful that all went well. Our God is so awesome.

    Much Love & Hugs,
    Shirl
    1502 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I am so relieved and happy that you are okay!! And I love the new hairdo. emoticon

    Some people are beautiful no matter what. You would be in that group.
    1502 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    What a beutiful blog - thank you for sharing your experience! So glad you are on the mend - be well!!!
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  • BOBBBI_97
    We are so happy that your surgery went well and you came out of it ok,
    now it is time for you to heal and just believe in mircles...I do and so all
    you need to do now is rest and heal and so just to let you know is that
    we love you dear friend.


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    1502 days ago
  • YELLOW09RED
    Good morning Helen,
    Hugs & Smiles,
    Debbie
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    1502 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Awwwww, you have THE RIGHT Dr. for him to pray with you! So glad things went well. Prayers for a speedy recovery and continued blessings.
    1502 days ago
  • 50HARLEYGIRL
    I am so glad everything went well! God is so Awesome! And a physician that prays with and for you is few and far between these days, so glad you had him. Hoping for a speedy recovery for you! ((HUGS))
    1502 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    glad your surgery went well hun, now rest up and heal.
    sending love and prayers emoticon
    1502 days ago
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