We were in training till 9 p.m. the first two nights and yesterday till lunch. We stayed at Brenda’s sister’s house in the country and I really enjoyed the short time we had there as well. I woke up one morning and walked outside to be face to face with a longhorn, horse, and goats with a beautiful sky above and so I took pictures like a tourist. It was very peaceful and relaxing. The whole trip was wonderful, but I have to say I really missed my family and I was happy to get back last night around 6:30. I am so blessed to have had lots of friends that took good care of my babies while I was gone.
We have a lot of praying to do when seeking the Lord’s timing for His plans for our new school (for 7th – 10th grades). We know without a doubt, that the Lord wants us to be here doing this, but as humans we always want to see the end product or at least a bit down the road. I think one of the biggest things is that this is a ministry, and so we will need to apply for our 501c3 status and waiting on that takes time as well as all the other paper work and logistical things that have to be done. It is definitely going to be a lot of hard work and sacrifice, especially with cancer on my plate still, but it’s much easier to do something when you know that the Lord has lead you to it and that He will take care of it. I know that with God all things are possible, no matter what the circumstances are. The peace that passes understanding comes from my Lord. He is my Rock.
I have blood work and chemo scheduled for Monday morning and at this time and that is currently all that is planned for right now. With NAUMS training I haven’t finished reading the Moss Report and so I need to get on that. I still am unsure about my having to do everything that my oncologist wants me to do. I want to call an integrated oncologist on Monday to just get a second opinion. Before the Moss Report I didn’t even know there was such a person that had training and expertise in holistic, traditional and alternative medicine available and so that’s exciting. If only time weren’t always such an issue.
I am a bit tired but that’s just because of a long week. For two weeks now I haven’t had to get my shots because my while blood count was high enough to not need it. What a blessing not to have the pain from that. I do have some soreness in and around my armpit and down my back a bit and the underside of my arm. I’m not sure what that is from – it could be just muscular. A friend e-mailed me just this morning; she’s been going to Dr. Pollack, (my surgeon) but has been frustrated with her care and unable to find out what was causing her issues. She went to a new doctor that was able to quickly diagnosis and perform surgery and my friend is now on her way to recovery. What a relief. I was actually watching a PBS program at Brenda’s sister’s house and they were talking about how Sloan Kettering institute can now check a person’s genes (DNA) and see if they will benefit best from chemo, pills, alternative treatments, etc. I was only watching the show for about 5 minutes before this info came on and I feel I must check it out. Perhaps I can’t get the treatment/ do what I want, but I want to at least look into things first.
Today we will be cleaning, running errands and just hanging out around the house. The guys from the Sunday school class at Kingsland will be coming over to finish up the majority of the fence and that’s exciting.Have a great day!
KarriHere's the video for the day - On Christ the Solid Rock I stand by Avalon with Bible verses.