"You will not be afraid of the terror by night or of the arrow that flies by day.." Psalm 91:5
I breathed one of those "Lord help me" prayers as I waited for the elevator to come..instantly this verse from Psalm 91 popped into my mind..
I know those of you who are Bible scholars might cringe at my "application" but you can argue with the Spirit, Who gave me the verse!
I thought of the radiation, like arrows, flying into my skin, penetrating it over time and killing any cancer cells left over from chemo..as I considered the radiation in that vein, it wasn't so terrifying. Plus, the beginning of that verse says in no uncertain terms, YOU WILL NOT BE AFRAID..
I am so grateful for the Word of God..it truly is alive and active in my life!
Monday I had my drain pulled. Ouch!
Tuesday I had physical therapy for my lymphedema arm. I get to wear a sleeve and gauntlet for my hand...only when I'm active, which is basically all day. Lousy for tans in the summer though..
Wednesday (today) we went for all the mapping, xrays and scans for my radiation.
Thursday I stay home...thank You Lord.
Friday I go back to have my incision checked to make sure it is not puffing up with fluid, etc.
Next Wednesday the 13th, we start radiation. I go in at 4:30pm.
Then the next morning I start at 7:45 am. That will be my time
from that day on. I go for 25 days, weekends off.
I am healing up well from the surgery. My incision looks good. It kind of goes all across my chest now..a lady today who has known us since we started chemo last August, said I have one *#@ of a smiley face! I had to laugh because what else can you do?
I got three tatoos today, they are little dots, and they are purple. Not much bigger than a dot really. No big deal. Now I can tell my godly friends I have not just one tatoo, but 3!
My hair is coming in really fast. My eyebrows had to be plucked this week! My eyelashes are coming in too--I'm loving that. I still walk everyday..I am so grateful for that..Jack the dog is too.
Pray for courage, endurance and joy.
Thank you--I can sense when the saints are lifting me up to the Throne of Grace.
He is faithful,