I am completely overcome at the outpouring of love, support and faith of so many sweet friends. I forget how broadly the body of Christ is connected and how easily God can tie our hearts together. I’ve received notes of encouragement from all over the world and from so many close to home. (I’m sorry I can’t seem to respond personally to everyone, but I am encouraged throughout the day as your notes arrive.) I’ve had the privilege of being prayed over by my own children, my husband, my friends, my Pink team, our Senior Team, and even strangers. I am saturated in prayer and I feel it holding me divinely in place.
I am happy to share that my radiation treatment plan is set to go. Next Monday I will begin visiting the Zale Lipshy University Hospital (Part of the UT Southwestern Complex) every day for 10 workdays to submit myself to the Cyberknife. (Thanks for the reports of great results.)
I was researching a little about my physician and his weapon of choice, Robert Timmerman, this evening. Here’s a quote of his I found today.
I am motivated by the need I see every day in the clinic to provide better treatments for our patients,” says Dr. Timmerman. Technologies have developed in the last few years that have yielded game-changing, paradigm-shifting approaches, allowing us to reconsider how radiation is delivered in combination with surgery, chemotherapy, and other systemic therapies.
His “game-changing, paradigm-shifting” terminology makes me think he will be a good addition to my defensive team. (Will you pray for this man too? After all, he’s going to be messing around in my brain – and he needs to be having a good day every time he comes to my side.)
Today I completed a full body CT scan, tomorrow I will have an eye exam and field of vision assessment and on Friday I will have another nuclear bone scan. Sometime next week, I will meet with my oncologist and I think we will have a clearer picture of what is to come after that. (Don’t think it’s all bad. I also had lunch with one of my best friends, had a flat tire that I was able to get fixed, worked hard on a few projects, celebrated my mom’s birthday – and oh yea – last night I finally slept.)
Happy birthday, Mom!
God is speaking pretty clearly to me about developing a battle plan based upon rest. I’ll share in the next couple of days a little more about what I am discerning. Please pray that I would willingly submit to the instruction to rest – to stop – to sabbath. It’s not my nature, but I’m clear it’s going to be a part of the process.
Be still before the Lord; wait patiently for Him and entrust yourself to Him. Do not fret (whine,agonize) because of him (cancer, fear, worry) who prospers in his way, or because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. Psalm 37:7
Part of the problem is that I want rest to look like:
Sweet dreams and lots of rest for you too my friends.