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Surgery’s Done

Posted in Cancer,Chris by sicks on February 12, 2008

Sara had her mastectomy this morning, and the doctor also removed a number of lymph nodes that contained cancer. This is what Sara had feared most, so please pray for God’s peace and comfort as we plan for chemotherapy and other treatments. She may have a PET scan soon to look for cancer in other parts of her body. Further updates will be posted here as we know more.
She was very calm and upbeat this morning when we arrived, so please pray that she would be sustained and strengthened by the Lord despite her disappointment about the lymph nodes. Many thanks, -Christopher


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  1. Susan Brockhaus said,

    Rob and I are praying for you!

  2. Shelly Harary said,

    Hi Sara and Chris –
    I find that every time I pray for you, the message that I keep hearing God saying – that He wants me to relay to you is this: “Prepare to receive; Prepare to be blessed far above and beyond anything that you can possibly imagine.” Yesterday, as I was praying for you, I felt that He was urging me to write that to you – but I allowed myself to get distracted by homework and I didn’t post it yesterday . . .but the message is even stronger today. “Prepare to have your socks blown off by God’s goodness.” I admit that I have no clue what He is planning for you – but I just have a very strong sense of anticipation.
    . . . on another note – when I had surgery, I remember saying that the experience was the best way to go through a really, really bad experience. I am praying that the next few days for you will be “the best way to go thru this bad experience” – that the nurses and technicians and doctors would offer a level of kindness and care that you never expected.

    Still praying . . .

  3. Kelly Shenk said,

    Chris and Sara,
    I know you must be so stunned with the news.
    Please know that all of us — your multitude of friends and family — will be with you every step of the way. We love you so much. I have every Friday and Monday off and would love to have a play date with Jack and the kiddos anytime so that y’all can get some rest. So just hollar! My prayers are with you! K

  4. Shabby said,

    Stay upbeat. We will continue to root from the sidelines. Please let me know if there is anything you need.


  5. sharon said,

    We love you guys. We are praying that God’s Great Hand will continue to hold you close to Himself, and that His Peace and Strength will sustain you.

  6. Amanda Seats said,

    Hi Sara and Chris,
    Thoughts and well wishes for Sara kept popping up in my mind while I was driving between schools today at work on this cold and gloomy day in the Midwest. I hope you have a speedy recovery from this surgery. Jason and I are rooting for you! Lots of love, cousin Amanda

  7. Michelle Knott said,

    I’m so glad your surgery is done. I’m praying as you recover that the Lord bathes you in His healing power and love and peace, as only He can do. His Spirit is working in you and through you, and your personal experience is touching so many lives. So many of us are praying for you so many times a day. We love you and stand with you and are expecting great things from God in your life.
    Michelle and Kerry

  8. Maria said,

    Sunny, Went to mass and prayed for you this morning and will continue to pray hard for you always. “My Chris” and I are sending you positive thoughts and lots of love. XO’s, Maria

  9. David Almacy said,

    Sara, you have been in our thoughts and prayers all day. We will continue to pray for your strength, fast healing and inner peace. Please know that we love you and stand ready to assist any way we can during your treatment and recovery. Love, David and Julie

  10. Melo & Bobbi said,

    Please know that we’ll continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers and if there’s anything we can do for you guys don’t hesitate to ask.

  11. Joanne Redmond-Beckham said,

    Dear Chris and Sara,
    We love you dearly and will keep you and your precious children in constant prayer.
    Much Love,
    Joanne and Lee

  12. Rachel said,

    Sara and Chris,

    We have been praying for you throughout the day and will continue to pray that you would know and feel the steadfast love of our Father, as well as so many friends and family. We will continue to pray for complete healing and that the Lord would be your peace, comfort, rest, and hope through this journey. We love you and your precious family.

    Ps. 121 “I lift up my eyes to the hills–where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip–he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you–the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm–he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”

    Love, Rachel and Curt

  13. Dan & Sue Winton said,

    Sara & Chris,
    We’re praying for you and your family every day asking for God to give you peace of mind and strength with so much uncertainty in the days ahead. Our love to you and your family

    Dan & Sue

  14. Annika said,

    Sara, dear, you are one of the “rare birds” that God created and even though He has “plucked” some of your beautiful feathers, you are still beautiful and I know that this trial will just give Him an opportunity to cause another part of you to “shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the Word of life”.

    “Humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1Peter 5:6&7

    I am praying that Peter’s exhortation will be a reality in your heart… that you truly would cast your anxiety on the Heavenly Father because he truly loves you and He knows what He’s doing regarding you and your precious family.
    Love you, girl,
    Annika :->

  15. Anthony Carr said,

    Chris – I’m praying for you intensely as you face this battle for your bride, while having to stand on the sidelines. Lord, help Sara THROUGH this valley and stand by Chris and the kids for strength and the peace that passes all understanding!!!

  16. Cindy Sweeney said,

    Sara and Chris,
    You don’t know me, but I received your information and web blog from my niece Meghan who is engaged to a Chris also – a friend of yours I believe. I have been praying for you and know that God will bless you greatly..not sure how exactly, but just be assured that you are resting in His very capable hands – the hands of the Great Physician! He not only holds you but your lovely family as well.
    I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers, knowing His will, will be done.


  17. Gretchen Davis said,

    Sara – We love you – praise God for his ability to heal, and to meet us where we are. Please let us know if we can do anything for you (Jeff and I have become quite the babysitters recently!). We are praying for you and the fam. Love, Gretchen

  18. Monique Llanos said,

    Hi Sara and Chris,
    Sara, I have not seen or spoken to you in ages…did I see you at the CSPAN Reunion…I think we ran into each other. So its been a minute. I just learned of this news (from Debbie). Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m deeply saddened to hear this news but hopeful that you will make a full recovery. Stay steadfast in prayer and faith. God is good…always. Hang in there!
    Miss ya,

  19. Lonny said,

    Chris & Sara,

    You are both in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sure you will have a quick recovery and I will say a prayer for you both each day. Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do for you or to help.


  20. Chinyere (Sims) Hubbard said,

    Hi Sara!!

    The last time I saw you was at the C-SPAN reunion and if I recall correctly, you were pregnant with your third. I was pregnant with my first. I just heard your news from Monique Llanos and I have been reading your blogs. You remain positive and prayerful… your faith will get you through. Remember that “God will never give us more than we can bear.” You are in our thoughts and prayers… I am reminded of my Pastor’s recent sermon, “Whatever you’re going through, you’re going to get through.” And you will survive!
    >My cousin, who is a mother of three, was diagnosed two years ago with breast cancer. She had a successful surgery and is doing well. My aunt also had breast cancer and I have several friends who have been affected by the disease. This is a cause so close to my heart. My sister started a breast cancer foundation,, to provide educational resources to help detect breast cancer and we held a celebrity cancer benefit in LA which raised over $20,000. I’m planning to hold another one here in DC and I’d love for you to be a part of it. You have such a beautiful family. We wish you a speedy recovery! God bless you all!

    Lots of love,

  21. Jill said,

    You’re in my heart, Sunny. Sending you love and prayers. Jilly

  22. Leslie Bridge said,

    Sara and Chris,

    I am praying for you and the kids. May the Lord draw you to Himself and bring rest, comfort and peace to each of you. I love you all and will continue to lift you up to our Lord and Savior.

    in Him, Leslie

  23. Toni Williams said,

    Sara —

    I haven’t spoken with you in eons, but I got an email from
    Monique this morning with a progress update from Debbie.

    I just want you and your family to know that all of you are in my prayers. I’ve read some of your blog entries and have been amazed and awed by your tremendous faith and courage. I’m not a fan of the word – survivor – although I know that you are; I prefer the word overcomer – since HE overcame the world, I know in my heart you have been enpowered to do the same thing …

    Be encouraged and steadfast ..

    Keeping you and your family lifted
    Former C-SPAN-er
    Toni Williams

  24. Kim & Dan Heiar said,

    Sara & Chris-
    You are both amazing and strong. We know that God will deliver you out of this experience into a new place to minister in bold ways.

    All our love and prayers,

    Cousin Kim & Dan

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