Monday, June 8, 2009

One Kidney Lighter....

Photo of Papa just before he went into surgery!

First of all I wanted to express my deepest gratitude towards all of you. Thank you for praying and thinking of Papa Jim Hancock and the rest of our family today! Thanks for your continued prayers as his journey continues.

We arrived at Saint Joseph's in Phoenix at about 8:20am and they checked Papa in, they took him back to pre op where he waited...

and waited...

and waited...

At about noon the surgery started! After a 600 piece jigsaw puzzle was completed, three magazines were read and 5 potty breaks taken..... his Dr. came out to talk to Nana.

4:30 the operation was complete, the kidney and the mass had been removed successfully. Papa was getting into the recovery room!!

8:30 Papa finally got to his room, he has been in A LOT of pain "it hurts like hell!" were his exact words. Please pray for his pain to subside and his recovery to be speedy.

We will know more once the pathology report comes back in a week or two. Praise the Lord! He is so good, isn't he?

June 9th~Papa is still in allot of pain today and will be attempting to get out of bed. Nana has not left his bedside except to catch some ZZZ's at the hotel next to the hospital. I will keep you all updated.


  1. Hi Kristen, I just noticed you on our sweet baby boy's blog - noticed you joined today 06/09/09 Want to let you know I am praying for Papa and his recovery. Love your blog & You have such a precious family :)

  2. Glad to hear surgery is over now praying for a speedy recovery!


  3. Oh, that is good news. I know the waiting game, because I recently had to do it myself. Hoping he feels great soon!

  4. Great news...hope he is feeling better soon. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers!

  5. Great news and the prayers for the pain to subside are going up. Keep us posted!

  6. So wonderful to hear his surgery went well...praying for quick recovery and no pain!

    {love your new blog design...and your button :) }

    Take care and keep us updated :)

  7. That is such very good news! :)