Well, after waiting and waiting and waiting we finally got my MIL’s scan results yesterday. Yes you read that right. Scan on Thursday and they had us all wait for 5 days.
Talk about exercising extreme patience.
Instead of giving you an update I thought I would share with you her journal entry. This is a tear jerker and religion is mentioned so for those of you who feel uncomfortable about these type of things now is your chance to escape!
Without further ado, an update in her words…
Doing my part!
Written Jul 24, 2012 8:52am
Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.
But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy.
Are not Abana And Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed: “So he turned and went off in a rage.
Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, “Wash and be cleansed!”
So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. 2 Kings 5:10-14
Well, I did not receive a great report from my scan.There was a slight increase in the size of the tumor so the chemo hasn’t helped. I went numb for a few seconds. I believe it is a test of my faith and I was checked by the spirit.
My sister, Donna, brought the above scripture to my attention a week or so ago. I have to be willing to do my part in my healing. God doesn’t need me to do it for my healing, I need to do it as my part in obedience . So I’m just taking a few more dips in “My River of Jordan”.
Please continue to pray for reduction of tumor size. I’m very thankful for your prayers and support. I’m still believing. I’m also going to get a second opinion on the “inoperable” part of my diagnosis.
God is good, all the time!
Love to all,
Getting the news that the tumor is resisting chemo was so very hard. I had a mini-meltdown in my office which I hate doing. I know I should walk away but the human in me did not have the strength do so. But then my MIL said it’s a test of our faith and I suddenly felt at ease. She is right. It’s a test. The strongest are handed the toughest of challenges and I know she will not give up the fight.
After the whirlwind of a day yesterday I went to a crossfit class down at the cove. It was such a great way to work out stress plus there is no better medicine than the ocean. When I got home my husband handed me a card. It felt heavy! When I pulled the card from the envelope I realized it was a sympathy card from many of our dear friends. When I opened it I got one heck of a surprise. Enclosed was an airline gift card to help my family with our next trip to Texas. How amazing is that? We are so lucky to have friends that we can call family. When the going gets tough they are right there beside us. Those are friends that will last a lifetime.
OK, let’s move on to some uplifting news!
Training is going so much better than I expected. Although my long run last Sunday was less than stellar (read: It was awful) I freaking got it done. I needed the reality check that not every run is going to be great. The sucky ones make the good ones even better.
This week is a much needed back down week. I just passed the 150 mile mark for the month and will finish July with my highest mileage month ever. Uninjured. Amazing. I am sticking to my plan and running my easy days really easy. I think that has been key in staying healthy. If I was running every single mile fast I would be on the injury reserve list for sure. My fingers and toes are crossed that I can keep this training up and feel strong and confident come race day.
Speaking of racing I am SO ready for the Olympics! Bring on opening ceremonies and live internet streaming of the games! I will be sporting Red, White and Blue for the next 30 days. Bring.it.on.
Hope you all are having a great week!