Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Emily's retainer

Amy's Barbie Fiesta Float

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Fingerprints of God

Where do I begin? I want to praise God that His fingerprints are all over my life.

I have been having mammograms ever since I stopped nursing Amy. Cancer in big on both sides of my family. It has taken the lives of my loved ones and thank God others are survivors.

Because I am at high risk I have been faithfully getting mammograms every year. For the last two years there has been an area that had become questionable. I went last November for my yearly mammogram only to be called back in December to have more views and a sonogram done. This mammogram was categorized as a 3. Because it was now a category 3, I was to follow up in 6 months (May) for another mammogram.

A few weeks ago I felt a lump in my breast. It felt like a tiny bead from a bean bag. I called my doctor and she scheduled a mammogram for me. At this time I didn't know what to think but as much as I am a worry wart, I can honestly say that I felt the peace of God. I went in had a mammogram and sonogram done which that morning I could no longer find the beady lump (I believe the lump that I could no longer find was a way of God telling me to get in before May). I left after the mammogram and sonogram and 2 hours later I get a call from my doctor giving me the name of a general surgeon. It was about 2:55 pm that day and I immediately called the first doctors name she gave me. The doctor had a cancellation at 3:45 pm, now this is a God thing.

David and I went to talk with the general surgeon and he was so positive and informative. I had two choices; a lumpectomy or a core needle biopsy. I chose the core needle biopsy.

The next week I got in. I arrived at the STRIC Imaging Center ready to go. That morning the machine was not working and the repair man was on his way. I was asked if I would like to reschedule but I said no I am here and I will wait. While I was waiting I was able to talk with two women. One of the women was a 38 year old mom (same as me) she had never had a mammogram and I can't remember why she did but it came back questionable and that is why she was there (she was scared). The other woman was 59 years old and was told the words that most of fear to hear - Cancer. She was there to get a wire put in her breast in the spot to be taken out for surgery so that the surgeon knew what area to take out the tissue. She was scared. We all told our stories and all talked about God. I told the two women that it was strange for me as I tend to be a worry wart but I was at peace with either not having cancer or having cancer. I think I was at peace because of how everything was playing out and how I could see God's fingerprints everywhere.

So I had the biopsy done and waited a few days where I got the call from my general surgeon. He has been doing this for over 20 years and he was honest with me and told me that when I came in to see him; with my family history and the pictures he saw that it looked like cancer to him. But he was excited to tell me that the report came back that I didn't have cancer. I praise God for He is in control of my life and my destiny and I thank Him that I do not have cancer!

Please say a prayer for the two moms I talked with at the Imaging Center.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Emily's fitting...for a retainer

Today Emily got fit for her retainer which she will get next Tuesday. She is very excited and picked out the color "luminous pink with purple speckles."

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