Thursday, July 2, 2009

I Would Love to Have Your Prayers



It's been quite a busy and eventful week at our home and I wanted to let everyone know what is going on in our personal lives. Lenya has been feeling quite a lot of pain lately (and believe me Lenya doesn't let on much when it comes to pain--she just plows ahead). So here's the run-down:

Monday: Lenya's Ob Gyn detected a pelvic mass upon examination. An ultrasound exam confirmed a 15cm mass present (the size of a large grapefruit)

Tuesday: Blood tests and a pelvic CT scan revealed that the mass is encapsulated(a good thing) but displacing other organs in the area.

Wednesday: CT scan of the lungs was done along with more blood tests. These showed an elevation of cancer cells in the bloodstream.

Thursday: We meet today with a GYN Oncologist to assemble a surgical team and schedule the removal of the mass.

The Heitzigs are really doing great. We have complete peace from God and are thankful for the way God sustains us. Honestly, we feel so blessed to have each other and with God's strength we'll march through this battle like we have other before it. God bless you.

Skip

27 comments:

Jen and Bern said...

Praying for you and Lenya. Our Great Physician is on the throne. Praying also for wisdom for every doctor.

Margaret said...

Lifting up Lenya in prayer.

Nichol Naranjo said...

May HIS joy be all of your strength! Especially Lenya's!
We are praying and will continue to! Jehovah Rophe ~ May He heal her completely!

Levi Lusko said...

We are praying for you guys up in Montana. Love you.

bob Grenier said...

Skip, we love you and will be praying for God's abundant favor and power to heal and deliver. Bob Grenier

Pastor David Rosales said...

Skip....I will tell Marie of this, and we will hold you and your family up in prayer...may God our Healer show Himself strong on Lenya's behalf, and may the God of all Comfort continue bringing comfort to you, and peace as you and your family (including your many loving sheep) walk through this valley...you are not alone...we love you guys, and I have appreciated the kindness you have shown my mom when she has visited your wonderful church...David Rosales

Tom Spithaler said...

Prayers sent Skip. Thanks for all that you have done, and continue to do in His service.

harvest[matthew] said...

The Harvest staff is praying!

Kathy said...

I will be praying for you Lenya; lovingly,
a Sister in Christ

Doug and Amanda said...

We are praying.

Nathan Wise said...

We are praying for you here at Remedy!

CC Sierra Vista, AZ said...

Calvary Chapel Sierra Vista, AZ all praying!!!

Deborah Secor said...

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." 3 John 1:2

We'll keep Lenya in prayer. All of the Calvary prayer counselors are taking up this prayer, too. We love you.

Tonya Schuster said...

Dear Lord, we pray for complete healing. Please grant the doctors wisdom and grant Lenya and the family Your perfect peace that passes ALL understanding. May You be glorified and may You turn it ALL for good. Rom. 8:28.
Thank You that nothing happens in our lives that doesn't pass through Your fingertips first! We love and trust You.
Amen.

Kim said...

Lenya, and Skip. We experienced the same thing three years ago. Through it all, and in every way God has shown himself, as always. AMAZING. I am well, and my family has grown through it all. I will be praying for you, and He will be faithful(AS ALWAYS) God Bless. The Garcia's

Theresa Rypstra said...

We are sorry to hear of Lenya's diagnosis of cancer. With heart felt prayers, Theresa Rypstra-Senior Pastor's Wife of Calvary Chapel Rochester, MN

jane said...

Love you and will be praying for you. Miss you and trusting the LORD for His healing for Lenya.
Jane Austin

Linda said...

Dear Jesus, Please let your Will be done for Lenya. Please fill her and her family with your Holy Spirit and give them everything they need to get through this time. Please give them the peace that passes all understanding. Thank you, In Jesus name amen. Love you!

Jennie said...

Many of us at Calvary Chapel Kendall will lift Lenya & your family up in our prayers! God has so greatly blessed many of us by both of you through your service to His kingdom! May God pour down His mercy, peace, comfort and divine healing upon your family!

Jennie said...

Many of us at Calvary Chapel Kendall will lift up Lenya and your family in our prayers! God has greatly blessed us by both of you through your service to His kingdom! May God pour down his mercy, peace, comfort and diving healing on your family during this time! And may He receive all the glory and praise! Amen!

Robert Fromm said...

Skip,

LaVon and i walked these grounds 5 years ago: cancer, 13 surgeries in a year, etc.

You have our prayers!
Bob and LaVon Fromm

Eva said...

Dear Skip,

I will be praying for you and Lenya. May God heal your beautiful wife.

Eva

Joanie said...

Skip,
Dee and I are lifting up Lenya in prayer. We're also praying for God's peace and strength to fill both of you daily. We know our loving Father, our Healer, will send abundant blessings on your lives and wisdom to each of the medical personnel caring for Lenya. We will continue praying for you both. We're so very thankful for your love, kindness and prayers on our behalf.
And now I entrust you to God and His care. Acts 20:32

Pastor Ben said...

Pastor Skip... Calvary Chapel Lubbock will be praying for you and Lenya..
God Bless

kspehar said...

Skip,
We will be praying for you both for strength and endurance. For we know that He is "able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think" God knew exactly when they were going to find this and it was His perfect timing for you to give Him glory. We love you and miss you. Jim & Kim Spehar, Chandler, AZ

Tracy said...

Dearest Skip and Lenya,
Lenya, when I saw you outside the lab on Tues., for some reason I was really concerned, yet I didn't know why. I came home and told Tim I think there is something very, very wrong, but that you seemed happy and at peace. Still you and Skip were in my prayers.
I was very happy to see you and Skip again. I totally understand serious health problems as mine grow day by day. But like you Lenya, I have joy and peace knowing my life belongs to Jesus. Tracy Sheridan

Tracy said...

Dearest Skip and Lenya,
Lenya, when I saw you at the lab on Tues., for some reason I was really concerned, yet I didn't know why. I came home and told Tim I think there is something very, very wrong, but that you seemed happy and at peace. Still you and Skip were in my prayers.
I was very happy to see you and Skip again. I totally understand serious health problems as mine grow day by day. But like you Lenya, I have joy and peace knowing my life belongs to Jesus. Tracy Sheridan