Sunday, January 29, 2012


     My brother-in-law, sister-in-law, niece and great-niece spent Saturday night with us on their way home to Kansas City. I was so excited to finally meet sweet Phoebe, who was born July 19. She is one of the happiest babies I have ever known. All she does is grin. They walked in, plopped her in Dick's arms, Dick being a total stranger to her, and she just laid in his arms and grinned at him. She is so special!! Rach and I email often, but we rarely get chances to catch up in person, so this was just a great, albeit short, slot of time for us.
     It was fun to get out Sam's high chair, Clorox off the 20 years of dust from the basement and have it be used!!

Me with my niece Rachel and my great-niece Phoebe

The smiley "Feebster"

Dick and Phoebe

     I had my PET scan on Friday. My sweet friend Risa drove with me so she could drive me home (Dick had class). My scan med makes me a bit too drowsy to drive right away. It was just fun to have girl-chat time with Risa. We get the results on Tuesday. The tumor is either bigger, the same, smaller, or I am healed. Any of the first 3 scenarios will be fine with us. We know God has begun His healing work in me, and we do not know His timetable. So whatever the radiologist reports, God still trumps that film, and we continue then to wait in faith. I will be starting the new oral chemo drug on Tuesday. Prayers for no side effects would be appreciated.
     All 9 of my medical problems in January have resolved except my back. I continue to have a lot of pain, and now sciatica has set in as well. I would appreciate prayer for this to be resolved. Dick is treating me and I am doing the exercises he is telling me to do. I can't do any more except wait. So thanks in advance for praying about this. It is hard to spend so much time laying on a heating pad on the sofa.....I am stir-crazy!
     I am the God who heals you. Exodus 15:26


Cole said...

Oooooh!!!! I can't tell you how much I love those pics!! Phoebe is such a doll and looks so much like her loving Mama!!

I don't know which is my favorite...the 1st picture or the last...but I'm so thankful for the time you got to spend together.

We have certainly been in prayer for Tuesday. I'm SO thankful to hear that 8/9 symptoms are GONE! #9 will be headed to the depths of the sea SOON!! You sound better, Mary, that is an answer to a prayer in itself. A BIG one! ;)

Pipsylou said...

I am in tears at the end of this post. You don't know how much I needed this post today. I've got a post in the works about someone I got to hug extra hard yesterday...but I'm not feeling like the words are coming to express just how much you mean to there it sits in draft mode...

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW I NEEDED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am doing a craft project for Phoebe's room and PRAYING MY PATOOTIE OFF FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!

LOVE YOU! I'm working right alongside the little red hen. :)