Monday, July 26, 2010

What Next?

Now that chemotherapy is done, the big question is: What next? Well...tomorrow, July 27, I will have a PET scan done in Dallas. Dr. M has heard my concerns and agreed that every other scan on my new imaging schedule (every 3 months) will be a PET. The technology is more sophisticated, the results are more reliable, and the testing is much easier on me than the conventional CT scan. My insurance company is unhappy, but that's OK. Sorry, Aetna.
Then, on August 2, we meet with Dr. M. He will give us the results of the PET scan and make his recommendations for what to do next. We fully expect the scan to be clear--if it's not, then what good has all this chemo done?--but the expectations for the future are uncertain.
Of course, I am asking God for healing, as I have done every day for the last five months. I believe that God can remove all traces of this disease from my body, and keep it away. But if there's one thing I've learned through all of this, it is that God can still show Himself through me--regardless of my circumstances--if I will simply step aside and allow Him to work.
More of Him, less of me. Will you pray with me?

14 comments:

bhayes11 said...

You've got it! I'm praying for good reports and no more yucky stuff!

Amanda said...

agreeing with you in prayer!

Momma Wolg said...

YES! Prayed, praying and will continue praying.
Love you my friend.

Kandice said...

Praying for you friend...God has shown himself through you and all this..but I am praying he can show himself just as well through you being cancer free FOREVER!!! I love you

3 Girl Mommy said...

Always!!
Love you!!

Brian said...

Sorry I missed you by phone last night but know you are on my mind much and in my prayers often. You and C (can't remember his pseudonym from blog) continue to display crazy amounts of spiritual maturity.
Tell Hubby (is that it?) I am ready for another man date to the movies as long as I can pay and we leave a designated man seat in between us.
bd

Jane said...

I am a member of your dear Mother's church and wanted to let you know that I have prayed for you daily since I learned of your illness. I receive your Mother's updates on you and I check your blog daily. As I told your Mother yesterday, God has so richly blessed you with the gift of words and the ability to reach others through your pain. I have learned so much from you although I have never met you. You have made me look at my boys through different eyes and have shown me true grace under fire. Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts when I know that sometimes it must have take every ounce of energy from you. I will continue to pray for complete healing for you and that the Lord grants you peace and strength in the coming days. He is our miracle worker and the Great Physician. God bless you!! Jane Johnson

wilsonfamily said...

I'm so unbelievably proud of you! I'm praying without ceasing. We love you!!!

Sandy said...

Praying for you and your precious family now for a long time, plus reading your blog. You are an inspiration to me Allison and a true blessing. I have not met you, but I seem to know you well reading and getting updates from our church on you. I work at SCB as a volunteer in the special needs ministry and love your mom too.

Keep up the good fight. Many people are behind you as an army with God as the leader.

In the name of Jesus you will be healed and I believe that.

Sandy Coombs

Shellie said...

Yes, yes, and yes. Have been praying and will continue to do so.

Anonymous said...

I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Go, Allyson, go! Sue V.

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The Horton Family said...

YES!

Beth said...

Daily :)
God bless you and your beautiful soul.