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Friday, January 29, 2010

Urgent Prayer Needed

We have an urgent prayer request here. So many wonderful friends have worked on my behalf and Dr. Trent has a copy of my pathology report but needs my pathology slides in his hands before I can get an appointment with him. I had a friend in Temple go to the clinic to pick them up this morning and it seems that they may have been sent to Dallas without my permission as originally my request to my insurance to be covered by MDA was denied but they did approve Baylor Dallas...Long story short, MDA was approved by no one notified the lab or the doctor in Dallas. This isn't a huge problem because I also have a doctor friend in Dallas who can pick up the slides today and overnight them to MDA but right now the slides are missing...Pray, pray, pray

This is urgent because I just received an email from Missy at It's Almost Naptime (wouldn't you know she'd have some amazing connections!!) and her friend at MDA who interned with Dr. Trent (coincidentally?! God!!) called him and he told her that he needs my slides and then he will agree to see me as soon as possible (in the world of cancer that is in the next two weeks...she begged him to do it sooner)

Good news from surgeon's visit and CT scan. The surgeon is in agreement with ALL specialists at this point. The mastectomy is not emergency. The most important thing is being seen and placed in the hands of the best and most experienced sarcoma surgeon I can find. That would be Dr. Cormier or Dr. Feig from the feedback I am getting.

The CT scan showed no significant tumors elsewhere but it did show a 3mm nodule on one of my lungs. Not enough of a concern to remove the lung or the nodule surgically but enough of a concern to watch (and we definitely want an expert opinion on that to see if that is something that would require chemo or radiation as now we are hearing differing opinions that one or both would be beneficial).

I think Sarah posted this earlier today but I am now having constant pain in the tumor area and on my lower left ribs and I need prayer that this cancer has not spread. The pain coupled with the lung nodule are threatening to take away my immense and overwhelming joy at what God is doing on my behalf.

And, The Storm I wrote about this morning...that message was prayed over me by my 3:30 AM prayer warrior as God was speaking it to me. I received an email from her that she wrote before she read what I posted and I received after I posted. We laughed and cried together celebrating the Living Word.

I cannot wait to tell you how our Great Big God, the Lord of Heavens Armies, gets these slides to Dr. Trent. Just like one of my friends said, "Don't take this the wrong way but this is really exciting!"

God's just like that.

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. James 1:2

21 comments:

Kathryn, Michael and Alex said...

Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.

Praying this for you. Love you.

Kathryn, Michael and Alex said...

Psalm 86:3-5

Jen said...

Praying that the slides are found and forwarded to Dr. Trent as soon as is supernaturally possible!!

And praying for you. For the pain to subside, for your fears to be calmed, for you to feel the presence of The Greatest Physician EVAH.

Much, much love, and even more prayers....

Queenmothermamaw said...

He is walking right with you and all concerned. I know I can hear the footsteps. Blessings
QMM

Carol Joy said...

PRAYING! PRAYING! PRAYING!

"WHERE THERE ARE TWO OF YOU...."
(AND YOU HAVE A WHOLE BLOG FULL!!!!)

ME INCLUDED!!!!
XXXXXXXXXXX
CAROL JOY

Faye said...

Praying for the slides Lisa! Love you!

Bernie said...

Am praying for the slides to make it as quickly as possible to Dr. Trent.....deep breaths sweetie, we are all praying for you and your family. Sorry to hear you are now having some pain, so wish I were closer to be able to help you. Keeping you and your family in my prayers luv you.......:-) Hugs

sonja said...

Yep Lisa... my sister just said it..."Where 2 or more of you are gathered in MY name,,, THERE AM I"... we gather, we pray and we trust!

Love you sister,

Sonja

nancygrayce said...

Praying those slides are found now! You are in the hands of the living God!

Alleluiabelle said...

Precious Lady,

Praying for God's divine miracles to continue throughout this entire journey...praying that your slides are in heavenly route to Dr. Trent...praying that peace, comfort, tender mercies and grace wash over you and that all pain subsides immediately in the precious name of Jesus Christ and...praying so much more for you dear, dear friend. Claiming Victory over every area of your life.

Love you so much,
Alleluiabelle

Edie said...

I'm praying for you Lisa.
Isaiah 41:10

Dave & Linda Roedel said...

Lisa, from experience, I know he works in ways that will make you laugh and make you cry. I believe he likes those two emotions he gave us when he was creating us. I'm in continuous prayer for you, Andrew, and those precious babies.

Gretchen said...

Lisa, praying so often as you come to mind each day. Prayed for the slides and the miracle of and utter and complete cure. Praying that your pain will cease and that you remain in Him. love you

His Girl said...

Praying too! will continue :)

Melanie said...

Dearest Lisa,
This is hard. So fresh. You were there for me, dear sister, and so I am here for you.
I pray for you often every day.
Complete healing
Comfort for your children
Strength and fearlessness for your Andrew.
Love,
Melanie

jenna said...

Lisa! I just found your Facebook page through a friend.. you were a cheerleader sponsor at Lamar when I was a 9th grader, goodness, 15 years ago? I am so sorry to hear of this for you.. It is hitting closer to home every day, the more people I know with cancer. I will be praying. Are you still in B/CS?

- Jenna (Stephenson) Grubbs

Susan said...

Bless your heart Lisa...

Another test, another GREAT testimony.

More faith required and we'll see MORE OF JESUS working mightily on your behalf.

Meanwhile, we'll keep storming the heavens for your healing and for the pain you are experiencing now.


Keep holding on!

Denise said...

Praying without ceasing dear sis, love you.

Jenn said...

Lisa, praying now!! Love ya!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I wish I could tell you how blessed I am to play a part in this story, in God's story.

Anna and I were bff's in 7th grade. And God knew that one day...

Isn't he amazing??

Wish I could hug your neck right now. I'll just pray instead.

Yolanda said...

Lisa, This morning when I had a second notification to place the prayer button for you on my FB, I decided to come and see if there was any information being shared on your blog. And God is raising up Aaron and Hur's on your behalf. PRAISE HIS NAME! Lord, may YOU and YOU ALONE get the glory.

Lovingly,
Yolanda