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Thursday, February 04, 2010

6:30 Tonight

At 6:30 tonight, my phone rang. It was Tamara from MDA. She's the nurse helping me wade through the process of being seen by a sarcoma expert. "Somehow. Some way," she said, "We will make this happen."

I cannot wait to meet her and throw my arms around her neck. She has been my witness to many miracles and many more, I'm sure.

Anyway, she called and said that she heard that the sarcoma department is setting my appointment with a sarcoma surgeon and not a sarcoma oncologist. This is great news! This is great because that means we can talk about the surgery and treatment plan a little more in depth than with an oncologist. Right now, I get one shot. One appointment. One pop to glean as much as I can in this fight. (One appointment is allowed for self paying patients.)

This morning Tamara told me that the first available appointment in the sarcoma department was on February 22. She told me that my appointment would be sometime between the 22 and the end of the month. I gasped for air. That's weeks away!

She called me at 6:30 tonight, after hours, to tell me that this was very good news because the surgeons have a lighter schedule. I may be seen as early as next week!!! This means, once again, I need you to pray. She will call me tomorrow morning or Monday to set the appointment. Woo hoo! Hurdle jumped.

I can't wait to start praying specifically for the doctor I will see. Remember. God knows.

"I'll show up and take care of you as I promised...I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for." Jeremiah 29:11 The Message

19 comments:

Tea With Tiffany said...

Thank you for sharing. This is an answer to prayer...

Renee Swope said...

YAY, yay, YAY!!!!!!!!! Praise JESUS for Tamara. Going to bed tonight praying for a call tomorrow or first thing Monday with an appt open next week with the best Sarcoma surgeon at MDA!!!!!!! Thank you JESUS for moving mountains. We believe you are moving more even as we sleep!!!

Alleluiabelle said...

Sweet Sister,

Still standing tall with you deep in prayer. I'm praying that this wonderful woman named Tamara will call you tomorrow with an immediate appointment. God is good...He will get you there my friend...and I also pray that your insurance will move along much more quickly than expected. Praise you Lord for the divine things you are doing and have in store for Lisa this night. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Father.

Big hugs my friend,
Alleluiabelle

Bernie said...

Oh Lisa this is good news, I don't even know Tamara but I love her. Always keeping you in my heart and prayers sweetie.....:-) Hugs

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I have a nurse named Laura...she is my advocate. Whenever insurance says no, she takes over and gets it approved. I no longer stress about it! It is wonderful to have someone stand in for you!

mrs. smith said...

fantastic! so glad for your date night and for your good news from MDA. and we'll keep working to get ALL your prayers answered!

Marsha said...

Will continue to pray.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What an answer to prayer......still praying....

Edie said...

Great news Lisa! I am continuing in prayer.

Faye said...

Oh Lisa,God is answering prayers..Praying non stop..Love you:)

Still Learning said...

Lisa I am so glad barriers are coming down. Thank you for the update so I can specifically pray for you.

Cherie Hill said...

I continue to pray unceasingly.
Rest in HIS peace.
In Him,
Cherie

Mary Nelson said...

Great news! Covering you in prayer! Love you!

His Girl said...

Praying as you approach each hurdle. Picturing you running as like you want to receive the prize.

don't forget you're not in this alone.

can't stop praying!

xoxo

Debbie said...

Came over from Tiffany's (Tea with Tiffany) blog. I am joining the others in prayer for you.

Smelling Coffee said...

Hi Lisa~ I'm praying with and for you right now... 8:35 AM CST. May the Lord lead and strengthen and make clear your path, and lead and give wisdom to your medical specialists. Praying for you, your family, and your future... Every detail is in the Lord's hands, and He loves you so much!!!

Jennifer

Joyful said...

Praying Lisa. God already knows the date of this appointment and it will be in His perfect plan.

Miracles are happening!
Hugs,
Joy

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

God is ALL OVER YOU. Like white on rice, girl.

Yea!!!!!!

Denise said...

Wonderful news, prayers continue.