Hey, Kids! I have been hanging out with my mom for a few days and I might just not think about blogging until Monday. We’ll see if I can wait that long…
I took this picture in the waiting room on the day that we met with my doctor to let him know of our decision to forego chemo. Doctors… at times we seek them out, rely on their educated assessment of our ailments and some of us have just spent way too much time in a waiting room.
Anyway, being that my blog has a tag line of “Our decision to stop chemo…” I thought I would give you guys an update 🙂 It has been three months since my last dose of oral chemo, April 29, 2018. The peace after the decision to not pursue another life-changing treatment kept me on a good high for quite some time. Not that I don’t have peace right now, it’s just the mental ups and downs that now come with being “normal” – a “civilian”, if you will. The not knowing what is happening inside my body (like most other people on the planet). It’s a strange feeling – being that I was on such a tight leash (medically speaking) for so long. The not knowing and what if’s are the same for all of us. Uncertainty and fear can dampen the peace that God gives us – in the meantime – IF we let fear enter the room. Let’s lock fear out! The only One with a key to enter is Jesus and He was there all along anyway.
Two verses today. I found these verses important enough to have tattooed (mom didn’t even bat an eye on these) on each wrist a few years back. I would notice that doctors, nurses and lab techs frequently would ask me what the verses were. A great topic of conversation if you have surgeries or your blood drawn regularly… Never know if you are sowing seeds even while you are under anesthesia with a medical team poking around and trying to figure out what the verse on your wrist says, right? I really do enjoy spreading the Word… even when it’s in a state of unconsciousness…
Oh, and as far as the update on me – I feel good. I trust God. I love my family. And one day at a time is just what He expects us to focus on. He didn’t say it would be easy, He said He would always be with us. That’s a promise for everyone. I just love promises.
He said if you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord that heals you. – Exodus 15:26 NIV
It is written, As surely as I live, says the Lord every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God. – Romans 14:11 NIV
I just realized that this picture of Romans 14:11 was taken in a waiting room also. Go figure.