How blessed I am by God's love being poured out over me daily. I had a perfect peace last night and this morning about seeing my oncologist and getting test results back. I woke up this morning with an out pour of messages from people from all over the world and near by that were praying for me. How could I ever doubt His great love for me? Tony and I went in together this morning and there was very little waiting involved with my appointment and when she and the nurse came in, they did not have the results of my CT scan from yesterday. Within a few minutes someone brought the paper work in, so she had to stop and read through the report. From what she could read, the original lymph nodes in my neck have decreased and appear to be dying, great news. The lymph nodes in my abdomen have slightly increased but very minimal. There is a little concern with new spots found on my lungs that were not there on my scan in December but they are very tiny at this time and we will continue to monitor them. My CA125 (cancer markers) are slightly up but that doesn't seem to be an issue with the fact that I am feeling so good. Nothing showed up on the CT scan that alarms them to my chest pain. She said they could do some more testing but since I don't seem to be having other issues, like shortness of breath and it seems to only be at certain times, she feels it is more likely a pulled muscle. I will be having an ultra-sound tomorrow to rule out blood clots and checking the other newly swollen lymph node in my neck. The new swollen lymph node in my neck has even gotten smaller through out the day, thank you Jesus! My happy, happy, happy news is that I get to go on Mission trip and Six Flags!!!! She told me to be extra careful with the heat and not let my body over do anything. I was concerned about riding roller coasters and it stirring up the lymph nodes in my stomach. I know it is a silly concern and the nurse even laughed at me. She reminded me that the caution signs on the rides say "do not ride if you are pregnant, have heart or back issues" they do not say anything about lymph nodes in your stomach being an issue. With that great news I am praying selfishly for an amazing cool weather day, July 19th at Six Flags over Texas. There are plenty of air conditioned restaurants and shows I can go to and stayed cooled off.
So thankful for this day of hope that God has given me and for all the prayers that have been offered on my behalf. God gave me so much grace and continues to show me that this journey is not about me but about bringing glory to Him and making His name known.
"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."