Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Laying Low

Not much to report which is a good thing. I had chemo last week and will have it again tomorrow. Next week I have a cat scan and PET scan scheduled which will tell us where we are with the cancer. Last month my doctor gave me the indication that I could take a break from the chemo for a while provided their was no growth in tumours and no added activity. Please pray for this. I would love nothing more than to take the summer off and have energy to keep up with the girls.
We have had a great time visiting with both sides of the family for spring break. The McLaughlins came over from Tampa where we celebrated by nephew Alex's 16th birthday and they got to see hopefully our last snow. Aunt Susan got a makeover from Grace (sorry Susan but I just had to post the picture) and the girls learned some new wrestling moves. This past weekend we met Hal's sister and her family in Des Moines for a short visit to the Science Center the hotel pool and some swimming. I am off to Jacksonville the end of April for my yearly girls weekend with my friends from way back. Always such a great time and lots of laughter. Our summer trips include Tampa Minnesota and Colorado. Hence the reason why I want to be rid of chemo and not even think about a doctor's appt!!!!
Please pray for my friend Lori who was just diagnosed with breast cancer and will have surgery on April 15th. Also for Wendy who was admitted to Hospice care and for all women suffering form this dreadful disease. The robins are chirping and I saw some daffodils this morning. Life is good Christ has risen and you are exactly where you need to be. Be good to one another and spread the love.

6 comments:

pksarna said...

great message, we are exactly where we need to be. thanks for sharing your progress. will pray for your summer off. i enjoy your blog.

regular reader, puja

dianne said...

Dear Ann
I pray for you daily and you are in my thoughts through out each day. YOu have such strength as you continue on the journey that the Dear Lord has called you to travel. I am in admiration of your dedication to our Dear Lord. I will be praying for good results of next weeks scan. I will have a bone biopsy and scan end of April, which will be my 100 days post stem cell transplant. Thank you for the kind words you have shared with me at the times we were able to connect.
Please know that I ask Gods blessing on you daily .
May the blessings of the Risen Lord be with you and your family at this Easter time.
Love and God Bless,
Dianne Compton

Anonymous said...

Truly He has risen! Thanks for the update. My prayers are with you now and always. ~Anna

hawley.mark said...

Dear Ann,

I read your blog regularly since your friends from Jacksonville that I work with shared some of your story. I know they are really hoping to see you at the end of April. It's good to hear positive news of your condition. It's also good to see that you have remained true to your faith through unbelievably trying times. In our small group study at church we are just finishing a study of the sermons of Leslie Weatherhead on the Will of God. While God's intentional will for your life may have been sidelined by your cancer, you are certainly living within His circumstantial will by being not only a positive force within your family, but by being a witness to the rest of the world of His daily grace. I pray for strength and healing for you every evening. Keep shining for Him in the world everyday.

Mark

Sallie said...

Thank you for the update - I check this blog often as you bring such a faithful message of which we all need to hear. You are truly such an inspiration! Your journey is one of hope and love. Praying for good reports and results from the upcoming tests. Love from South Carolina.

Deborah J. Bollman said...

Ann, you are such an inspiration and I enjoy your blog. I continue to pray for you and your health. I even wrote a quote from you in a book, your words are lessons to live by. Happy Easter and new beginnings to you and your family!

Love,
Deb Bollman