My sweet and wonderful friends and family….I apologize for the long period of time since I last updated you.
I have so much to say and I can tell you that the “month” of recuperation from the Chemo treatments has been wonderful for the most part.
There were ups and downs and there continues to be…but I finally have some good news to share with you.
Yesterday, the Captain took me back up to the Moffitt Cancer Center and I went through a series of scans and tests to see the status of this ugly cancer, after all the chemo and radiation treatments.
Folks, God has answered your prayers and my prayers!
The cancer is more than 50 % gone, and has pulled away from the critical veins that make the Whipple Surgery difficult for the surgeon.
My radiation doctor was smiling from ear to ear during the whole office visit.
I felt God’s presence all day long…
You see, A few days before,… my daily devotions centered on describing Faith and contained this question asked by a young man:
He said, “how do I obtain the Lord’s help for my needs?”
He received a great response by a sweet, elderly, woman…
She said, “You just have to believe that He’s done it and it is Done!
So many of us…me included, ….after having asked Him to do it, do not believe it is done, we keep trying to help Him.
“Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will do this”
“Everything is possible for him who believes.”
Last Monday, I was diagnosed with Pneumonia, most likely due to my low immune system!
As I took my prescribed antibiotic, (along with my existing pharmacy arsenal, LOL), the thought crossed my mind that Pneumonia could be fatal to younger children and older people.
And I smiled at the irony of yet another fatal illness.
The news that It was in the lower left lobe of one lung did not go un-noticed to me.
It was almost like a test.
Did I truly Believe?
Yesterday, the scans showed the pneumonia gone completely.
It Is Done!!!!!
This journey of mine and Pancreatic Cancer is just beginning.
We will find out next Monday, March 2nd, the particulars on the expected 10-12 hour Whipple Operation scheduled for March 17th, …which will make me, (ACCORDING TO THE ONCOLOGIST) a full fledged diabetic taking 3 shots a day.
Of course this is better than the alternative.
However, I don’t know what God has in store for me….but I have committed and will continue to commit my way and trust in Him…and He will direct my path.
IT IS DONE!!!!!!
I will give another update next Monday.
I must also thank you all for your continued prayers and cards and letters.
There are those who send me cards on a weekly basis and I thank you for your support of the Captain and Me.
I read your kind words over and over.
I love you …all of you!