October 18, 2013
First of all, I want to thank everyone who left a comment or sent me an encouraging world via text message. I appreciate all of your prayers. For the next two years my doctors will follow my right side every six months on top of my yearly mammogram. I am so grateful that I received good news this week.
October 14, 2013
I really need my doctor appointment to go great today! Please pray for competency and knowledge from skilled professionals. I am one of those patients who refuses to accept the standard responses and unquestionable treatment some routinely provide. I’m sure there’s a notation on my file somewhere that says, “Proactive Patient—Doesn’t take poop from anyone.” I’ve waited 6 months for this appointment and I’d just like it to go well. I don’t want to leave the hospital like I did 6 months ago just to have them call me at home the same day saying, “Oh—we need you to come back. We saw something.” Uh, no—that cannot happen again. If you haven’t had your mammogram yet at least think about getting one picture taken so that doctor’s have something they can look at. Don’t let any doctor tell you that you have to wait until you’re 50 to have your first mammogram. If breast cancer runs rampant in your family don’t let any doctor tell you that you have to wait until you’re 40 to have your first mammogram, either. I had my first one when I was 40 and 3 pictures later they thought they saw something. Thankfully, they had the first picture they took to compare all the other pictures. Yeah, God didn’t create me to be quiet. What’s the point of breast cancer awareness if I keep quiet? October is Domestic Violence awareness, too. In the spirit of not holding my tongue (or my keyboard) let me just say that it’s never too late to get out of an abusive/controlling relationship. The only time it’s too late is when you’re 6 feet under. Am I missing any other “awareness” type things for October? Okay, so it is Monday—just pray that everything goes well. I know God is already where I’m supposed to be and I trust Him—I just don’t always know or understand how much more I can take. I think that’s a pretty typical human response and I do have the picture of the footprints in my mind. I know that no matter what happens in this life God always provides us with a soft place to land. Amen? Amen! Okay—thanks for praying.
October 13, 2013
October 6, 2013
October 4, 2013
I am super proud of our second-grader, Kinsley. Yesterday she had a focus lab presentation at her school. The kids get up in front of a room filled with parents and on microphone they talk about their power point presentation they made in class. These focus labs at her school are amazing! She did a great job!