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Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Few Changes

Hey Everyone! Wow. It seems like forever since I have posted anything. Things have been extremely crazy to say the least. Today was Charley's 2ND Birthday. It is so hard to believe that two years ago Ryan and I were celebrating the greatest thing to ever happen in our our lives. Now, just two years later, we are facing the greatest fear of our lives. However, we don't allow ourselves to remain in fear for long. We know that God commands us to not be fearful, but rather faithful. I'm not going to go into a lot of detail in this posting, but I wanted everyone to know that I am not beginning chemo tomorrow. After receiving the news that my lymph nodes tested negative, we are leaning towards having the surgery first. However, because of my diagnosis (more on that later) and the aggressiveness of my cancer, we are trying to make the right decisions. Unfortunately, my oncologist is on vacation this entire week, so I have been left with a lot of unanswered questions and no where to turn. I am going to try and get in touch with my primary care physician tomorrow. Ryan and I are both hoping he can help us with some decision making. My plan by the end of the week is to be scheduled for a bi-lateral mastectomy or have had my first chemo treatment. Ryan and I have talked about our situation and probably come up with at least a hundred different ways to handle it. Please pray that God would give us discernment and wisdom in the coming days. We are longing for a feeling of peace in this decision making process. We are also aware that our way may not necessarily be God's way. Finally, please praise God for answering our prayers and giving me negative lymph node results. The journey ahead is a long one, but God is holding our heads up high. Thank you God for all you have done. Please take this cancer from body. Give me strength and healing.

3 comments:

Anne said...

Hey! I've been thinking of you guys all day! I hope that Charley had a great 2nd birthday. I am sure that she had a great time. Let the terrible twos begin! As for your decision, God will guide you to make the right one. It is your body, and you will know what is right. I will keep praying for you and that you get the guidance that you need. Keep me posted.

Love, Anne

anvildood said...

Melody,
You are so incredible! Your strength continues to amaze me. Thank you for being you. You set such a great example for me to strive for. I love you so much!

God loves you, God loves us, He only wants us to prosper!! Praise God!!

Katie said...

Melody and Wasson,

You guys are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. We are also praying at Focus on the Family. I, too, am waiting for answers but have to wait on the Lord's perfect timing, which is hardly every easy.

Love you guys,

Katie