My sweet angel

My sweet angel

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Giants

So, I know it's been a while since my last blog.  I apologize.  I was so busy with appointments and catching up from being away, until about two weeks ago.  Then, I got caught up and now have had time to think.  That's not a good thing right now.

My hair is coming out in clumps now and my eyes have been very dry and that's rough.   There's no stopping it and I feel so vain for being upset about it.  It was tough accepting my diagnosis when I first began this journey and I know I'm going to stumble and have some roadblocks, it's just very hard to stay positive all of the time.  I know God has a plan, it's just difficult to be such a logical person yet refrain from trying to understand what that plan is.

My next appointments are on May 10th and I'm very much praying the results keep getting better.  I'm so blessed for all of my friends, family, and prayer warriors that have been here for me.  I hope you all know how much your prayers mean.

I heard a great saying in church Sunday: "keep your focus on God and the giants will crumble, if you focus on the giants, then you will stumble".

Cancer is my giant.  But God is bigger than cancer...

Please keep up your prayers for Reggie and Tim too. They need them just as much!

God bless you all!

John 16:33
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Overcoming

As most of you know, Reggie has a tough battle going on himself.   He decided, before going through a complicated surgery, he wanted to go to L.A. again.   Since my schedule was pretty open, I went with him (thanks to my sister's flying privileges and his mom's hotel connections).

It was a great trip.  We went everywhere....here are a few pictures from the trip:






We got back from L.A. and all of a sudden it's spring break!  Amanda and the kids came to St. Simons to visit.









It was a great time!   Now I'm in Atlanta and just had an ultrasound of my pelvic cyst.  We've decided to keep watching it.  If it keeps growing or staying the same, we may have to remove my ovaries, which will send me into menopause with no hormone therapy.  OH NO!!!!  Anyways, I thank God it's not more cancer!

Meanwhile, Reggie had the same bad news and considering a second opinion at MD Anderson or John Hopkins.  His face, more than likely, may be paralyzed and require a feeding tube based on the news he received at Emory.   He has a very complicated surgery that lasts two days to look forward to, along with several months at a rehab center.  He desperately needs our prayers, for both strength and healing.

Thank you all for your continuous prayers and support!  My next scans are May 10th to see what progress has been made with the Tarceva.   I will probably update before then with update on Reggie though.

Psalm 107:19-21
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.   He sent forth his word and healed them, he rescued them from the grave.  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds of men.