Mary Stanko Randy Stanko

First post: Jan 15, 2019 Latest post: Feb 12, 2019
The Psalmist wrote, "I believed therefore I am greatly afflicted." Why would King David write that he is afflicted because he believed? He didn't have to sugarcoat reality. Because he had such strong faith, he felt free to declare the truth of his situation. He was able to acknowledge his affliction. I will take his example and share the brokenness of my beloved husband's situation. 
This week Randy was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma Cancer (a non-smoker lung cancer). At this time he is undergoing further tests. He has had an MRI of his brain to see if the cancer is in his brain. He will have a PET scan on Tuesday along with a biopsy of his lymph glands. There is a team of four doctors (and their amazing, caring staff) who will present him with what stage cancer he has and the course of treatment they will be recommending. Minimally they will be removing 1/2 of the left lung. If it is in more areas than his lung they will not be able to do surgery and the stage will be 3 or 4.
It is all a bit overwhelming at this moment in all the details and appointments. Yes, I feel like I am drowning in decisions, issues that must be taken care of, and what the future may hold. But, I have been held this week more times than I would have room in a post to list.
I am watching the amazing Man of God that I love so very much in the fight for his life. But, I am also reflecting on the additional writing of the Psalmist when he wrote, "Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you."I ask for prayer. Prayer for healing. Prayer for direction by his physicians. Prayer for our finances in how we will handle him being out of work potentially for a few months. Prayer that God would in His will spare Randy's life and give he and I more time to walk this life together. Thank you for reading this honest, un-sugarcoated reality and welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.