Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cancer Scare Timeline

THURSDAY MORNING: Went for a regular check-up with my oncologist. He determined that a combination of factors warranted testing to check for returning cancer. Did a blood test in the office and gave them the "best number to reach me at". Put on a brave face and tried to ignore the panic welling up inside.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Played with my kids. Wondered how I would tell them their mommy has cancer--again. Remembered the power of my miracle and realized that nothing is impossible with God.

FRIDAY MORNING: Stood in a circle of my friends and co-workers as they approached the throne boldly on my behalf. Cried. Looked around and was amazed to see so many of them in tears as well.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Received a call that the CA-125 was normal. Didn't really believe it because I had the same results in July '07, and they were wrong. Returned a call from the hospital and was surprised to be able to schedule the CT scan for the next morning.

SATURDAY MORNING: Dropped off a dozen donuts, a quart of chocolate milk, and my 3 boys at Shannon's house. Said a prayer thanking God for such a great friend and asking him to preserve her sanity while I was gone. Drove to the hospital. Spent 3 hours drinking barium, praying I wouldn't get sick, and doing the scan and x-rays. Left there relieved it was over and asking God for clear scans. Picked up my kids.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Went to see Madagascar 2. Fell asleep in Madagascar 2. Promised myself I'd go to bed early.

SUNDAY: Went to church. Hosted a playdate for Goliath. Tried hard to conquer Mount Laundry. Took a gift to a friend who just lost her mom. Got perspective. Took the boys to Awana.

MONDAY: Got a phone call: ALL CLEAR. Wept with relief and gratitude. Called my Hubby. Rejoiced together. Called everyone else. Got busy preparing to really celebrate Thanksgiving.

"When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. Psalm 94:18-19


3 Girl Mommy said...

If I haven't said this before.....YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! I hope if I am ever faced with some sort of a crisis that I have your amazing strength, courage and faith. At least I know, I'll have great friends by my side!! Love you!

Love the songs you have playing with this!

wilsonfamily said...

Our God is AWESOME! You are an instrument bringing glory to his name! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Keith said...

I shall celebrate by drinking whiskey in your honor.

The Horton Family said...

Praise God! He is sooooo good! I love you so much.

Clym Yeobright said...

The response today for the psalm in my devotional reads, "We groan in pain as we await the redemption of our bodies."

The psalm-prayer that follows reads, "Through your Son you taught us, Father, not to be fearful of tomorrow but to commit our lives to your care. Do not withhold your Spirit from us but help us find a life of peace after these days of trouble."

The best part, though, is the ending which reads, "Hear and answer my prayer, O Lord; let me not weep in vain." I love you, cousin. And am praying for you!!

CRIM said...

you are so special to so many - I admire you sweet girl - and I am blessed to know you -
that said - when do we get to go out for margaritas to celebrate!!!!