Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Update..

Today was the true blessing of spending the day with my family. This year it was different. I watched our family today and had a sense of We are doing this together and we will make it together. That is what we have always done. And we will not stop
We are so blessed. We have such a wonderful support team with all of you. I come here..I pour more heart out and within minutes you are all here...offering the words I need to hear. What more could I ask for? You all mean so much to our family. Thank You.
Today I watched Philip try to make the best of his day. He took his pain meds and ate dinner with our family at my SIL's. We got back home and he took more pain meds ...and went to bed.
Next week is going to be a tough week. So for all you who are so faithful to pray for our family. Please remember us next week.
Philip has some very serious and some painful test and procedures next week. I am anxious to get some answers yet I will admit I have been really worried all of this. Lately I wake up in the middle of the night in a panic. I hate not knowing. I just need everything to be okay for Philip. Have I mentioned just how much I love him. I am so proud to be his mom.. God has sure blessed me to allow me to be his mom.
I have been thinking about if or when I should mention this next issue. But I decided that since some of you who read this already know. ..I am going to ask for your prayers again.
As most of you know I had surgery less then a month ago. The operation ended up being a little more involved then we expected. And I am still working on my recovery. Getting stronger each day.
Last week I had a appt with a specialist to follow up with some medical concerns. Everything was going great...Until the lab sent over the last test. Things turned kind of scary. I had two special send out test come back showing a serious problem. The Dr also found a mass that needs to be removed. So what started as a simple follow up appt turned serious really fast.
Special thanks to my sweet friend MomtoEli. She kept me calm while I waited in the waiting room for the DR to get my follow up appts scheduled. She listened to my nurse tell me what and when to do my testing. I think she was as shocked as I was. So thank you MomtoEli. Your support is always special. But Friday it was wonderful. I think I even woke her up.
I will be seeing a hematologist who specialized in oncology. And I am seeing a surgeon next week to have the mass removed . I hated to even have to tell Jim about this. But as always he said..We will deal with it. and we will. As a family.
So next week will be very busy. Thank Goodness I have my appts early next week. I need to get some answers. And it seems that Dr needs them also.
I promise...before long. I will be here with a great update. until then. I will say..I am holding on to my faith. It is a little shaky right now...but never broken.


He And Me + 3 said...


I will for sure be praying for you! God is good. He is with you even in the valleys. Continue to remain in Him.

bluesuede said...

I would like to think of something clever and uplifting to say. I have been wondering about you, so I appreciate that you updated us on your own health situation.

When you are overwhelmed with so much, all you can do is take this one day at a time, one appointment at a time, one diagnosis at a time... And, then, you being the upbeat, determined person that you are -- you "stand up and fight!"

I'm with you all the way. Whatever I can do, I'll be here. I wish you didn't have to go through this, but like I said, because you are such a strong person, the devil is testing your will. I know you won't let him win. Your faith is too great. You can conquer all of this.

P.S. Another thing Daddy said that made an impression on me was when someone asked him how he would get through it, he said that he put his trust in his doctors and his faith in God.

Lisa said...

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I am sorry to hear about the other surgery. Stay strong and I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs!!

E said...

Oh Amy, I too look forward to the day when you get to post an exciting post about how GREAT the news is for both you and for Philip. But these valleys only help you appreciate those mountains all the more. And there will be mountains, don't you fear!

Glad you got to be with your whole family for Thanksgiving and glad Philip was able to be a part of it. =0)


Aimie said...

God Bless you all. We will pray for you everyday in our family.I hope your test results will be more positive and your handsome son will come through his just as well I am sure.

Shannon said...

As always, you inspire me with your faith in the Lord getting you through each day. I will continue to pray.

JANE said...

Amy, You know you are in my prayers as well as Phillip and the family. Next week I'll double them!!

Prudentia said...

Amy, you are such a blessing to me. In those moments when I feel unappreciated and I even begin to question my own motives for hanging around, I am reminded that my life is by God's design. I think of the words that Mordecai said to Queen Esther, "Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" I'm humbled to think that God planted me here to encourage you. Love you, sweetie.