Plan one: If colon cancer with no liver involvement--chemo plus radiation five days a week for 4-5 weeks. Wait 4 weeks, then surgery.
Plan two: If colon cancer with liver involvement--chemo for four months, surgery, then more chemo.
I am now a "cancer patient"-I will be in treatment for a minimum of four-six months. Not the sweet month long "surgery and done" plan I had hoped.
But let me tell you about the showers of love and support that have rained down upon me in the last few days as I made my diagnosis public--the texts, FB messages, FB comments and posts, phone calls, emails, comments on my blog--absolutely unbelievable. So many people I love from many seasons of my life who are reaching out. I said before that I won't be able to respond to every text or call or email, but each one I read and treasure. I want to share a portion of a message I received from one of my special former students--it is a little long, but it is worth it....(Thanks Mary for letting me share)
Mary Michelle Payumo
Ha--look at my big hair back then--I told Mary that I still have "big hair" (although pretty soon I may not have any--but I will be sporting some sassy wigs, don't you know it.) Anyway, I think Mary could write my blog--she is so beautiful with words.
And she is not the only one who has showered me with this love....from each of you who reaches out, I feel so honored. Mary's letter reminds that that I AM living out my purpose. I tell my teens all the time--"You have ONE life--how are you going to live it? Go make an IMPACT." And the impact doesn't have to big or glorious--just one word, one touch, one kind deed--one person at a time.
And not only I am showered with love from so many of you, I am showered daily with the amazing grace of Jesus Christ. I am cleansed by His Spirit. Please continue to pray with me for miraculous healing....and pray for my sons Noah and Micah and my husband Greg. He is truly living out his marriage vows of "for better or worse, in sickness and in health" every single day.
My dear friend Bonnie shared this quote from Oswald Chambers that I want to close with--it will be a guiding quote to help me get through each day....
"Trust God. And do the next thing."
Here we go....blessings to each of you and thank you for sharing my journey.