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!
Judy Smith said:
Praise the Lord for what He has done, and will be doing for you. Isn’t His peace that passes all understanding so wonderful. Thankful for your “watch dogs”. Will be praying for them as they guide you into complete healing. 🙂
Continue to flow in His blessings!
Anne Phillips said:
So very happy to read this report! Continued 🙏🙏🙏 for you ! Anne Bell Phillips
Angie Dyches said:
Love to read your posts. Glad the test results were good. Benji and I will continue to pray for your complete recovery. Bonus is I bet them girls that you removed made you drop a couple of pounds on the scale. Ha ha ha.
Gertrude Garland said:
So glad to hear that you are doing so well. God is so good!
Betty Harper said:
You truly are a brave lady. We have been praying you would handle this with God’s leading and you have. You are an awesome testimony of what God can do if we let Him bring us through the tough times. Thank you for sharing. Gordon & Betty Lou Harper
Sarah Nan Nelson said:
I am so happy you’re doing fairly well, considering. You have been such a blessing to me as you’re making this journey. I think of you & Keith often & how God used you to shape our lives while you were with us. His voice still rings in my head. I would really like a cd of him singing “I Want to See Heaven” if that’s possible. I will continue to pray for a good final report on the lymph nodes. Love, Sarah Nan
Jackie Evans said:
Thank you so much for the update! I have been anxiously waiting to hear. I’m so glad your recovery is going really well and that it is easier than you anticipated. I’ve prayed for you every day…and Jerry’s homegoing was 7/15/13…I have friends who God has taken their husbands on 7/15,16,17, & 18…!! what a few days that was…Love you
Tina Yoder said:
God is so good! You inspire us all to move forward each day using the “lamp & the light” (Psalms 119:105) and taking each challenge that God hurls our way and chuckin’ it right back to Him. You go girl!
Melanie Smith said:
Amen. Love you and you can live without the girls. My friend Barb Cunningham wore her flat front proudly reminding herself and others of God’s healing.