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It’s done

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Dustin Ver Beek

We just got word that the surgeries are done.

During the six hour surgery, she had both breasts removed, lymph nodes removed, a hysterectomy, and her bladder tied up. The great news is that her ovaries were clear so she was able to keep them.

Thank you all for your prayers and well-wishes. We are so in awe of each of you.

36 Responses to “It’s done”

  1. Tina Amaya says:

    Dusty – what great news. And you are so silly to be in awe of us…. that is such an understatement as to how we feel about your family. Continuing to uphold each and everyone of you all in prayers. Give Lindy hugs and love when you can and the same for you! God is GOOD!

  2. Rachel Baird says:

    Hey Dusty – I’m so glad you posted the updates; you’ve both been on my mind all day. I am thankful that Lindy’s surgery is over! You both must be exhausted. I pray that Lindy is able to rest comfortably tonight (and has enough pain meds to keep her knocked out!) and that you get some much deserved sleep. You guys are amazing.

  3. Holly says:

    Praying…for continued recovery and 100% cancer free..

  4. Rachael Budiwarman says:

    Thanks for taking the time on what must be an overwhelming day to keep us all updated. We have been praying so hard for both of you all day. So grateful this very dfficult stage is over and Lindy can start the next phase of her healing process. Hang in there, sending lots of love and more prayers your way for a peaceful evening.

  5. Deb Dykstra says:

    Yeah God ! You have been in our thoughts and prayer’s all day. So thankful for the good news. We continue to pray.

  6. j dewitt says:

    What fantasic news! I’ve been thinking of you guys all day. Thanks so much for taking time with the updates.

  7. Kim says:

    Thanks so much for the update Dusty! Both of you have been in my prayers all day!!

  8. Amy Sluiter says:

    Praise God! Thanks for the updates, Dusty! We’ll continue to pray for Lindy (and all of you) as she recovers. Praying for complete healing and God’s perfect peace!

  9. Dani says:

    Praise God! 6 hours wow! We are praying for both of you guys hang in there.

  10. Christa Meeuwsen says:

    Praise God….another phase of this journey has been successfully completed. What a relief for your family. Now as she heals our prayers are lifted for a smooth healing. Hope your family can get some rest as well.

  11. julie sal says:

    I’m so glad it’s over. Hopefully she’s sleepy enough from the pain medicine. We’ll pray for healing and rest.

  12. Vicki Zylstra says:

    We are praying for all of you today. We will especially pray that Lindy’s pain will be minimal and that the healing will be quick. Your family is such a testiment.

  13. Holly Balder says:

    I can not get you guys off my mind. Lifting you up in prayer all day long and carrying some of the burden, my heart is so heavy!
    So happy things went well, and she could keep her ovaries. Praying for strength for you to Dusty….. stay strong, when you feel exhausted and can’t go on let God carry you through. Praying for a great recovery for Lindy and peace of mind.
    Hang in there!

  14. Denise says:

    The kids & I continue to lift Lindy and your family up in prayer. Now for a complete and restful recovery, along with minimal discomfort. Your family is remarkable to all of us and we care for you!!

  15. Monica says:

    I sit here amazed at your strength and courage as I read you last few blogs. We have been praying for you and thinking about you often. We are thankful this part is done and pray for your recovery. Love you guys!
    Gregg, Monica, Gina, Isaac & Hannah

  16. Lindsey Miles says:

    Praise God for the successful surgery! your family is in my prayers everyday, and your family’s strength and faith through all of this has ME in awe of YOU! Praying for a good recovery for Lindy and that her pain will be minimal, and praying for continued strength everyday to tackle each days challenges!

  17. Christy VanKoevering says:

    That’s great news that the surgery went well! We’ll keep praying for a full recovery!

  18. Ruth says:

    Wonderful news! Thank you to our Great Physician. Praying that recovery will go well and also the radiation treatments to follow. Praying for you too, Dusty, hang in there. Our faithful God will supply all your needs, too. God Bless you all.

  19. barb baumann says:

    God Bless You…God Keep You…God smile on You..and give you His peace as you rest in Him. In His Grip..barb

  20. Livvy Zimmerman says:

    PTL!!! Praying for quick recovery. Trust that it’s all a part of His plan 🙂

  21. Aunt Carole says:

    What an awesome God we have! We are so grateful for His loving answers to our prayers! May His strength continue to flow into your lives as He heals, sustains, and embraces you in the arms of His love. Shalom.

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