Christian author and pastor Max Lucado has announced that he has been diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm. An ascending aortic aneurysm is a bulge that forms in the wall of your aorta (which is the largest blood vessel in the body. It leaves the heart and forms an arch). If an aortic aneurysm ruptures, it can cause life-threatening bleeding. An aneurysm at risk for rupture needs surgical repair.
Lucado informs, "I want to take a moment to share with you some personal medical news. Recently I was diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm. Because this is a serious condition, I wanted you to hear from me personally.
Though surgery is a possibility, none is planned at the moment. The current strategy is to wait, watch, and pray that the aneurysm doesn't increase any further in size. I am maintaining my normal routines and commitments; my ministry is undisturbed by this news."
Nevertheless, Lucado is feeling fine as he entrusts his health to God. "Here's the good news: I feel fine. I am under the care of an outstanding medical team, and most of all, I am in the hands of a good God." Please keep Lucado in your prayers.