September 12, 2007

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Here is a mid day update on what I have been told so far you you all know what and how to pray.

Mike and I got to my surgeon's office at 10:30. I originally went to the third floor where I have gone before, but was instructed to go down to the first floor. I was led again into a separate section with a waiting area and exam rooms. It was the same area that I had gone to for pre surgery screening 2 years ago before I had my surgery. I was a little confused... I looked at Mike and said I didn't know why they had me there... I'm not getting my biopsy today. Come to find out, it is the hospital's new breast health clinic. A nurse came and got Mike and I from the waiting area and went back to our room. She went over health history with me, and then I saw my surgeon. He examined me and then said he would track down the results from my bone scan on Monday. A few minutes later, he returned and told me that my mammogram had two areas that were suspicious on it. He said that there is a possibility that it could be from radiation, but he would have to do a biopsy on it. He also said that the radiologist who read my bone scan said he was concerned about an area on my breastbone/ sternum area. My surgeon ordered a cat scan to be done at 12:30. He said if there was a tumor on my sternum, or anything wrong with my lungs, it would show up on that. I went over to the main hospital where I was on Monday. I was given a different color bracelet this time since I was having a different procedure done. Again, the waiting room was full of people. I waited for awhile before being called back. The nurse I had was very nice, but could not find a vein... big surprise! I was sent over to the nurses' station so they could have a try. By about 1:30, they were able to get my IV started. I then went over to the room where the scan would be done. I laid on the narrow bed, and had the rest of my IV hooked up. They have to inject contrast fluid midway through the scan. That is the dye that makes your whole body feel warm, and makes you falsely feel like you have to urinate! The scan lasted about 20 minutes, and then I went out to the waiting area with Mike. My surgeon had told me not to leave because he was having the results paged to him, and he would let us know right away. At about 2:45, the receptionist got a phone call that said we could go home. I went up to the window and asked why. She said that they just called and said we could go, and that it was a good thing that we were able to go. Not quite sure how to read that, Mike and I headed over to the breast health clinic and I asked when I would know the results. They paged the nurse that I had seen earlier and she said that my doctor was in surgery and that he would call me either this afternoon or in the morning. So now I will wait again....

Today has been a day full of prayer. I know that there are many people lifting me up, as I have had peace today. As I laid on that bed for my cat scan today, I prayed that whatever Satan was trying to do would end on that bed and that he would be bound. I claimed God's word over my body, and I know I am not the only one. I came back out to the waiting room and told Mike that I don't have as much pain in my chest as I did even yesterday. No matter what the results come back as, I know that I am not in the doctor's care, but in my Savior's care. Please continue to fight this with me, that Satan would not have power in this. God does not give us the spirit of fear, and even tells us we shouldn't worry. As I said, I have peace today. I will post as soon as I hear anything else.

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