Day One has come to an end as has Mayo Round 2!! Just like we prayed, I got here, had my two appointments, and now we get to fly back home tomorrow!! Thank you, Lord, for answering prayers and making this trip short, sweet, and full of good news.
I know I got to summarize the procedure a bit in the last post but I have more time now so let me elaborate on the details I couldn’t mention earlier. Firstly, it is so nice to be at the end of a long day at the hospital and to not feel stressed, anxious, and left with a thousand unanswered questions. Praise God! My interventional radiologist today was un-be-lieveable. He talked with me for 20 minutes before the procedure, answered any question I had and more, got to know me as a patient and a person, and joked around the whole time. SO refreshing after the stress of the past few weeks. (Plus, he looked just like Richard Gere in “Nights In Rodanthe”…haha.) Then my gastro was, once again, so nice and as helpful as he could be. Hands down, the one of the best gastro’s I have ever dealt with. Coming back here was, without a doubt, exactly what God wanted me to do and I am so thankful I was led this way and kept from unnecessary procedures. Mayo Clinic is such a wonderful, efficient, uplifting, professional facility that expects nothing but excellence of every employee; from the highest physician to the elevator monitor. This visit has given me hope and a clear vision of an END to all of this, and, for that, I could not be more grateful. Looks like I’ll have to come back in about two weeks but they are expecting to remove the drain for good then so I can deal with two weeks!
Secondly, I was so SO happy to get to spend an entire day with my mom! Our process of getting anywhere is always hilarious because Mom has zero sense of direction and many parts of Mayo look similar. Plus, after the meds, even I was off today when I’m usually great with knowing where we are. So imagine two women walking about, laughing at everything, and trying to carry purses, roll a suitcase, not bump into people… it’s a sight 🙂 but I love it! We always have a blast together.
Thirdly, I cannot tell you how amazing it was to tell every nurse and doctor that I am IN REMISSION!! And to hear my gastro dictate that “the patient’s former diagnosis of stage four breast carcinoma is now in remission…” AHHHHHHHHH!!! It’s officially in my chart now baby, and it ain’t goin’ away!
Fourthly, God did it again. Y’all, my devotion this morning, “Daily Light”, was so right on and tailored just for me! I won’t go on and on but listen to these words, read them slowly, and, as you read them, remember all I have been walking through and been believing for. These words are the words of the one true King and as I read them this morning, I could feel His peace, reassurance, and joy flood my body and spirit:
“The Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and The Lord did for Sarah as He has spoken.
Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
David strengthened himself in The Lord his God.
God will surely visit you, and bring you a out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
“I have certainly seen the oppression of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them.” He brought them out, after he had shown wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
Not a word failed of any good thing which The Lord had spoken to the house Israel. ALL came to pass.
He who promised is faithful.
Has He said and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Heaven and earth will pass away, but MY words will by no means pass away.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”
Amen!!! AMEN!! You all know, I have just had a lot go on and seem to go wrong this past month and it has been HARD. God has sustained me through it all and He has NEVER ONCE left me, even when I couldn’t feel HiM. But reading this devotion this morning… it was different. I have been asking and believing God not just for my healing, but for miracles. I want more than what the doctors expect. I want more than the doctors think is possible. And I want more than people even think is able to happen within the limits of this world! I know what the medical problems are…I know what the doctors have said…I know the physical restrictions of this earth…and I KNOW who my God is. He is above it all! He has no limitations! He CREATED it all! And He is for me! If my God is for me, who can be against me? If my God is for me, whom shall I fear? 🙂