Friday, June 5, 2009
Renewed Hope for the Stent!
Susan and I were impressed with Dr. Charles Bedard, especially with his humble nature and gentle manner. He is s gentleman in perhaps his late fifties or early sixties who is also a faculty member at the University of Washington and a teaching fellow in gastrointerology. He has a slew of accomplishments in the medical field and uses an approach to stents that specializes in opening the tiniest of closures by means of a guided wire he has dubbed "Roadrunner". As we discussed my case, he seems somewhat confident that by means of this wire he can open my stenosis and place a stent in the closed off area. We have scheduled an endoscopy this Tuesday at the Swedish Medical Center accordingly. Please pray this procedure might be successful that I might be able to eat soft foods to help me gain weight, so necessary in my continuing cancer fight. We are encouraged in the Lord's continuing goodness this evening. He is indeed a God Who is "able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us" (Eph. 2:20).