My brain is all over the place today. It's been a roller coaster ride of emotional highs and lows the last few days, lows mostly. The waiting is excruciating and the non-movement has been threatening to drive me batty! So this afternoon's call from Tamara was well received and did just the trick to lift my spirits and my eyes. I was reminded once again that I am not forgotten.
God gave me some other little gifts today. Not pink ones but I've trying to tell everyone that leopard is the new pink! I won an awesome gift card over at Whitney's place (you should all go meet her and tell her thanks for blessing me) to a funky and girly boutique and this is what their gift cards look like.
Can you believe that?
My other really exciting and somewhat needy announcement is this...it definitely deserves a drum roll...
My surgery is tentatively scheduled for next Friday! IF the Scott & White Health Plan approves it. So, please, please, pretty please be checking here for updates frequently the next few days as we need you, our (not so) secret assault weapon in place in case we need to fire again to advance. Our prayer is that they will see the benefit to their health plan (and my health) by letting Dr. Hunt perform my surgery TO SAVE MY BREAST.
I was able to get this news late this afternoon when the wonderful nurse Kim called and briefly mentioned mid-sentence that Friday was the anticipated day. I squealed, started asking a jillion questions and was promptly promised I could ask the awesome Lynn, Dr. Hunt's nurse practitioner all those questions tomorrow. Imagine my excitement when Lynn called me at 5:00 to follow up with Kim's convo!! In short, surgery is tentatively set for some time Friday. I will be waiting for Dr. Hunt's call tomorrow as she was in clinic yesterday and surgery all day today. We will go over results of the PET scan and I'll try to get a time for Friday's surgery. Please pray any other tests she orders as a result of the PET scan can be scheduled to coincide with my visit Tuesday through Friday.
I FINALLY feel things are progressing again and that is exciting. Check back tomorrow because I hope to update you as things develop. Once again I feel a joyful expectancy. And, I welcome that feeling! Tonight joy overshadows fear and hope overshadows worry. Tonight's gonna be a good, good night. Woo hoo.
I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened. He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn't slip. He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God. More and more people are seeing this: they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to God.
Psalm 40:1-3 The Message
Don't forget I'm still over at Sandy's.