Long Awaited Surgery Finally Scheduled

Long Awaited Surgery Is Finally Scheduled

It’s been a long wait but our granddaughter’s long-awaited surgery is finally scheduled.   This is a prayer that was sent to Alex from my Facebook friend.  Some of you may have followed my previous blogs in this series.   As a refresher, here are the first three chapters I wrote.



Spindle Cell Neoplasm


Met With The Surgeon

After the surgeon’s consult in July, it took a few weeks to schedule the MRI, then another few weeks to get the results.  The next step was a consultation with the neuro surgeon which was the end of August.  Rich and I were at our grandson’s wedding in Vermont so right after the Sunday evening wedding, we scooted over to Ohio to be with Alex for the Monday afternoon consult.  What we heard was what the lung surgeon suspected and what we didn’t want to hear.  The 4″ diameter tumor had infiltrated into Alexandra’s spine from T-1 to T-5 and was compressing her spinal cord.   This surgeon explained everything in a way that we could understand and then showed the MRI and pointed out how the tumor get into the spinal column through the little holes where the nerves come out of the spine.

The next step was for the surgeons to consult with each other to plan the surgery strategy and get everyone coordinated at the same time.  It seems like forever since Alex was first diagnosed with this tumor back in May but her surgery is finally scheduled for November 2nd.   Rich and I will be going up to be with Alexandra through the surgery and recovery.


We will be taking a beautiful Prayer Quilt up with us, made by a local church and covered with messages of love and prayers.   Alex has so many people who don’t even know her except from seeing her beautiful picture who are praying for her and sending love.


I thank you all for praying, adding her to prayer chains and sending healing messages.   This has been a long six months of worry, concern, unknown and uncertainty but throughout the entire time, I know God is with us all.

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13 Discussion to this post

  1. Andria Perry says:

    There are not many words that can be spoken at a time like this in anyone`s life. God is with you.

  2. Stacy Nocerino says:

    I will be praying for Alex. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers 💚

  3. Alice Gerard says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I hope that the surgery is a success. Hugs and prayers!!!

  4. Martha says:

    Thank you Alice, the back of the quilt is loaded with prayers and messages for Alex. Thanks for visiting and also the prayers!

  5. Martha says:

    Thanks Stacy, Alex can use all she can get. I’ll keep my “weathered” friends updated. <3

  6. Martha says:

    You are so right Andria, but we know God is watching over and will guide the hands of her surgeons. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Betty Lawrence says:

    Praying all goes well.

  8. Jennifer Bay says:

    I pray for your family & Alex. I myself had a back fusion surgery in 2012, it is a rough recovery, but it is so worth it in the end. I pray her surgery goes as well as mine did, and that she is feeling better in no time! Hugs!

  9. Robin B says:

    I was SO HAPPY to see this post . I know how hard these past several months have been since the diagnosis for your granddaughters illness. Please tell Alexandra that she has prayers coming all the way from Austin Texas. Strength in numbers..lots of prayers …she will pull through and be on the road to healing soon. Stay strong . She is blessed to have grandparents like you and Rich. Thanks for keeping us posted. My daughter goes back to her doctor Monday and specialist in november. We are faithful answers are coming. Take care..Robin

  10. Martha says:

    Thanks Jennifer, we are so scared of how the tumor has infiltrated into her spine. But so many prayers and prayer chains are being sent to her and I know God will always be with her and us.

  11. Martha says:

    Thank you Betty, prayers work! I’ll keep you updated. Thanks for visiting!

  12. Robin B says:

    Best news in long time. I know how grueling these many months have been. Please tell her she has prayers coming all the way from Austin Texas! I know your family is ready to be over this hump and on the way to healing. Strength in numbers. My daughter has two more appts coming up…more answers are in our midst..we pray. Take care..thanks for update ..Robin

  13. Martha says:

    Thank you Robin, you of all people have an idea what we are going through. I’m praying you get positive answer for your sweet daughter. We are going up scared and nervous but staying positive because I know God will get her through this. Sending hugs to your and your family. <3

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