Thursday, July 17, 2008

I saw my doctor yesterday and we discussed my next plan of action. I will go on a new anti hormonal drug which I will take everyday, go in to the cancer center monthly for an iv drug called zometa which is used to harden my bones and hopefully prevent any more spread of cancer. I will have another PET scan in two months to see how this new treatment is doing and then a PET scan every three months for the next year. That's it! Praise God!
I am feeling better, doing more but trying not to over do which is hard because I have been laying on this couch or in my bed for so long that I just want to go. There is plenty of time for that but for now the girls and I are just chilling together and getting caught up on things.
Although it has been agonizing, my cancer has brought me closer to Jesus. There is no better place to get to know our king then on your knees my friends. People have asked me how I can have so much faith with everything our family has been through. Don't get me wrong,of course I have questioned my faith at times but then I remember how much God must truly love me to allow all these miraculous things good and bad to make me into who I am today.
On another not so far off note..... Hal and I were driving last week and I saw someones vanity tag read Psalm 91. Neither Hal nor I could recall what it was so he looked it up and here is what I leave you with. Isn't it awesome how He even speaks to us on licence plates!
PSALM 91 1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2 This I declare about the Lord:He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;he is my God, and I trust him.3 For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.4 He will cover you with his feathers.He will shelter you with his wings.His faithful promises are your armor and protection.5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,nor the arrow that flies in the day.6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,nor the disaster that strikes at midday.7 Though a thousand fall at your side,though ten thousand are dying around you,these evils will not touch you.8 Just open your eyes,and see how the wicked are punished.9 If you make the Lord your refuge,if you make the Most High your shelter,10 no evil will conquer you;no plague will come near your home.11 For he will order his angelsto protect you wherever you go.12 They will hold you up with their handsso you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.I will protect those who trust in my name.15 When they call on me, I will answer;I will be with them in trouble.I will rescue and honor them.16 I will reward them with a long lifeand give them my salvation.”

3 comments:

Rose Kopecky said...

Hey Ann....Rose Kopecky here.
I've been thinking about you a lot this week. Thank you as always for sharing your journey. I'm keeping you in my prayers.

Rose

Jeanne said...

Ann,
I spoke with you at church on Sunday, 8/17. My grand-daughter, Katie Free and your daughter play soccer. I asked Lisa, (my daughter), your name. I wanted to pray for you and your family. Lisa told me of your blog and sent it to me. Reading the Psalm you posted touches my heart & soul; I know the Lord will heal in His own way and His own time. Our faith can and will carry us through our dark times- this I know for sure. Thanks for sharing your update and the Psalm. I will pray for you every day. Jeanne Ozburn - OKC, OK

debi said...

Hi Ann-
I work at SFFM, met Hal as he has been helping with eCW. Just wanted you to know I have been following your blog and praying for all of you. Thank you for sharing your heart and soul with us. God is so awesome, and His Word is alive. How incredible is He that at a moment in time He ministers to you thru the Psalm and now you minister to others. I share your faith through incredible obstacles; our Triune God is in control. God bless all of you- Debi