To quote Rita "God has promised us a safe landing not a smooth Journey". I feel the power of your prayers. I have a real peace about whatever will be. some of this may not be much fun. But God will be my strength and that's what matters. He IS faithful to His promisees. Has proved that to me repeatedly. Many of His promises are carried out by faithful friends like all of you.
This is what my mom wrote on her Caringbridge journal. If you haven't heard of Caringbridge or Caringpages, they are a really great way for people to send their encouragement to people who are ill. They have a guestbook people can sign--kind of like a blog.