Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cancer

Don't worry, I don't have it (more on that in a moment), but is has been on my mind lately.

Maybe it's because there is a girl about 7 yrs old who's blog I have been following for 18 months has had her tumour return. Or, maybe it's because one of my old Bible College professors ended his fight with a blood cancer on Friday. Or, maybe it's because I **AM** worried that the cyst I have IS cancer..or maybe the leasions on my brain ARE cancer! Yes, I know, I am being overly dramatic, but I just worry about stuff like that. I don't understand sometimes, why God chooses not to heal people of any disease, for that matter.

Kate is a beautiful young lady, who at 5 1/2 yrs old was diagnosed w/ a rare brain tumuour, that turned out to be cancer. She has endured more than a child (or adult, for that matter) should in the last 18 months. Stuff that no one should have to know about..cancer, chemo, MRI, CT's, PET. Things seemed to be going well, I think she even had a clear MRI scan. On Tuesday of last week, she had another repeat scan, and it showed that it has returned. My heart was breaking. I don't understand why God hasn't chosen to heal her. They live in Phoenix (or around), AZ. Her dad is a pastor, and her mom is a former nurse (they have both friended me on FB). Kate has an older sister Olivia, and a younger brother Will. They don't know where to go next. Probably, surgery is not an option..neither is chemo or radiation. They will probably have to try something experimental (as they did the last time). Please pray for them if you remember.

John was my former Bible College professor at ABC. He is about my mom's age. He has wife, Becky have been married probably about the same length of time as my parents. They have 3 daughters, and one grandson. He was diagnosed with a blood cancer about 7 yrs ago. He wasn't expected to live longer than 2 yrs. He lived 7. Again, I don't know why God chose not to heal him. Please pray for this family, as they grieve their loss.

I am still waiting for my U/S reports. I have two MRI's booked for the end of the month. I am doing two, as I won't be able to do 90 minutes. I am prepared for anything (re:cyst), but I think they will just want to watch it for the next few months.

Anker and I are both feeling sick today, so we are home from church. It's snowing today!! Not looking forward to going out on the roads tomorrow. Having an ok weekend. Finally got some cleaning done yesterday, and I visited my friend in the hospital. I also enjoyed a Starbucks and read some magazines, and people watched..and just generally enjoyed the sunshine. It was such a beautiful day yesterday. Anker and I had a very short date night last night. Went to KFC/Taco Bell for supper. He wasn't feeling well, so he went to bed, and I watched a movie.

Not much this time:)

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