What an interesting week it has been! I remember last weekend wondering how the week would go…wondering what my thoughts would be when I got to this weekend.

So, here I am. I made it through. The girls are gone. My front looks just like my back. It’s a little tricky to figure out if I am coming or going by just glancing at my torso!

The lymph nodes are clear. There is still one more lymph node hoop to jump through. That will be the final report that we will get in a couple of weeks. The fact that the sentinel node was clear is huge, but we will not be completely positive until the final report. My sweet little friend Lucy cried tears of joy when she got the news. Her dad sent a video of him telling them about the surgery. So precious.

I am doing great! The recovery has not been at all what I expected. I assumed I would be bedridden for at least a week, and would require help to get in and out of the bed. It hasn’t been that way at all. I was up the first day, and have not had any issues getting around. I am very sore, but no pain. And any pain that I have had has been quite adequately managed by the lovely pain meds that my doctor prescribed!

I even went to a movie yesterday! Yep…wouldn’t have thought that would have happened a week ago.

For those of you furrowing your brows afraid that I am overdoing, please know that I have several really good (and sometimes fierce) watchdogs taking care of me. 🙂 I am being smart. Resting when I need to. I am doing what I feel like, which is what the doctor instructed.

This post will be a brief compared to most of my posts, because sitting and typing is still a little challenging. I do, however, want to take a moment thank you for your prayers for me over the past week. The strength and the peace that I have felt through every step has been amazing. I felt your love and concern and I am blessed beyond words by it.

Yesterday was the 5th anniversary of Keith’s death. Yesterday morning I sat in the quiet and pondered that day. I also thought about where I find myself now. Life is tricky sometimes. As I leave you today, I want to share a scripture that I keep by my desk.

“We who have fled to Him for refuge can have a great confidence as we hold to hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.” Hebrews 6:18-19

I am so thankful for that anchor.

Blessings, my friends!

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