Archive for March, 2012

Reach For The Sky Partner

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Desert CactusThe scenery is so unique — cactus everywhere and unfriendly looking sawtooth mountains. Sand and Indian Trading Posts and Casinos galore!  

Lots of nothing between Phoenix and Albuquerque (which I have learned to spell).

And very pretty sunsets viewed from our rear view mirror cause we ain’t there yet!

Would You Believe?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Trunk Full of LuggageYep, this is our trunk.  We, who pride ourselves on packing frugally, have done this to ourselves.  Our mantra has always been “two pair of pants, 4 shirts, 2 tank tops and two pairs of shoes period.”  BUT because we are greeters at Focus On the Family Visitors Center for a month, we thought we better clean up our act.  I think I have 10 blouses alone!  

Oh the shame…and to think there is even more in the back seat!!

The New Positive is a Negative

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Positive is a NegativeThe best news I can get is a negative, a zero. How did the test go? Nothing there! In this respect, I want to fail these tests. Earlier this week I had a pet-scan where they put radioactive isotopes through me via IV, put me in a dark room, and an hour later processed me thru a large donut that clicks and whirs. Then the cat-scan is where they put holy-mother-of-hot-sauce thru my veins and send me thru again. These chemical cocktails attach and light up any fast growing cells in my body (and my trip to cancer started with this 8 months ago). But they showed NOTHING. I’m smiling, really big! Hallelujah!

I’m not complaining, but while I was going thru chemo and radiation, I was doing something to fight this. Now I am on my own and the only thing I can do is be healthy. I must eat better, sleep more, de-stress, and continue to rely as heavily on my faith as I did in the dark times. My doctor (who I love) will see me a couple times a year to put me thru those test once again. And I will pray for a negative and be at peace because I had some truly remarkable people who walked with me and gave me such appreciation for the cancer journey I was on.

After all, ultimate healing is heaven with Christ, and that’s a real positive!