Announcement: Hospital vacation for yours truly!

APRIL 18 2012 – AN UPDATE:

My operation performed on March 20 was a great success where an extended right hemi-colectomy was done for my transverse colon cancer (stage 3).
Your prayers and those offered too by many other prayer warriors have certainly touch God’s heart, overflowing with divine mercy, love and grace. Glory, praise and thanks to Our Risen Lord – You’re my beloved and trusted physician, surgeon and healer.
By God’s grace, I’m currently recovering pretty well and gaining strength gradually, nursed by my beloved hubby with his tender, loving care – I’m truly blessed indeed!
Being now branded with the ‘Big C’, I’ll need to undergo chemo therapy eventually. Please continue to uplift me in your prayers for a full recovery and be truly strengthened for the chemo ordeal later.

I praise and thank God who is forever faithful to His promises and has saved me. I find the following bible passage which is a favorite of mine, especially during these difficult times most consoling, calming and strengthening, as I’m reassured of Our Lord’s abiding presence and promises:

Isaiah 43:1-3
Israel, the Lord who created you says, “Do not be afraid, I will save you. I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burned; the hard trials that come will not hurt you.
For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy God of Israel that saves you.”

I will continue to be offline most times until I’m fully recovered and strengthened. Until then, cheers and God bless you all.


March 16 2012: Dear friends and visitors to our garden site:

Just wish to inform that yours truly had been spending her vacation in a government hospital from March 7-13 and will be readmitted this coming Monday, March 19 for a major operation. Hence, I’ll be on forced sabbatical leave from blogging, etc. for a period of time until I’m fully recovered. Eeek… an unwelcome guest in my lower colon that has to be surgically removed!

Whatever, I know that Our Heavenly Father who is all mighty, loving and merciful is in control. Surrendering all and trusting in His grace and goodness, He had allowed me to be home for a few days to rest well and to nourish and strengthen myself in preparation for next week’s ordeal. The recent week’s stay in hospital had weakened me severely as I was mostly fed intravenously with saline solution to prepare for the colon operation that was cancelled for 3 successive days as other urgent, critical and life-threatening cases were given priority.

Please do uplift me in your prayers for a successful operation, speedy and full recovery, with favourable biopsy results. Thank you so much.

God bless you all and may good health be yours always!

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12 Responses to “Announcement: Hospital vacation for yours truly!”

  1. Autumn Belle Says:

    Jacq, my good luck wishes (inc. thoughts and prayers) for a smooth and successful operation. May God bless you and angels look after you for a full and speedy recovery. Get well soon, yeah!

  2. Jacqueline Says:

    Thank you very much, A.Belle! Knowing that I’m in your thoughts and prayers gives me comfort and strength. God bless you!

  3. eklim Says:

    Jackie, although I am a buddhist, my prayers are all for your smooth recovery and good health….may you be well, happy and peaceful always.

  4. Jacqueline Says:

    Eklim, we’re all children of God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, irrespective of whatever faith we embrace. Your prayers and well wishes are blessings to me, and I’m truly thankful and grateful. :)
    God bless you for your kindness!

  5. james Says:

    May the Lord heal you and bring his Grace upon you that you will recover and be back to your normal self again.

    “May the Lord bless you and keep you: May the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
    Numbers 6:24

  6. Mamta Says:

    Hi Jacqueline

    Best of luck with your surgery. Hope you have a speedy recovery and get back to tending to your beautiful garden very soon.


  7. anj Says:

    God has His plan for all of us, and so much tests us. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. You give so freely of your time and energy to others through your site and share the blessings of your garden, truly God’s creation, tended by you. God bless and praying for a speedy recovery.

  8. Andrea Says:

    My prayers are with you Jacqui. My cousin has colostomy last year and he is doing well. I hope yours is just some removal and not a colostomy. You are in God’s hands, and everything will be fine. Our positive thoughts and loving kindness goes for you too. Take care.

  9. Autumn Belle Says:

    Jacqueline, I’ve been thinking of you and hope you are getting better now. Jacq and John, both of you, please take good care of yourselves, yeah.

  10. Jacqueline Says:

    James : Thank you for your prayers and blessings. I’m always touched by the priestly blessings at Numbers 6:24, another favourite of mine. :)

    Mamta : Thank you for your much appreciated get well wishes.

    Anj : Such encouraging words bring warmth and joy to my heart. Thanks and my appreciation too for your kind thoughts and prayers.

    Andrea : I truly appreciate your prayers and positive thoughts for me – thank you. Yes, I’ve surrendered everything in God’s loving and healing embrace – He will see me through. Please scroll to the top of this article for an April 18 update of my surgery.

    A. Belle : So sweet of you… thank you. Yes, I’m recovering rather well and getting stronger by the day with thanks to my darling John’s loving nursing care. Single-handedly, he’s managing all the chores marvelously in spite of his lumbar spondylosis pains – I’m truly blessed, he’s one in a million! :)

  11. Autumn Belle Says:

    John and Jacqueline. Glad to hear the good news and thank God for this! John really knows how to take good care of you and Jacqueline, I’m sure you have been a good gal, following all the doctor’s advice ;-)

  12. Jacqueline Says:

    Thank you for sharing in our joy, A. Belle. God is good all the time! You bet… I’ve been the perfect patient, at home too! ;-)

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