Friday, October 30, 2009

Good things come to those to wait

So my day did not start off very well. I had called the triage nurse at my oncology clinic to let her know that I was anxiously awaiting a phone call from the doctors to let me know the results of my scans. Bless her heart, she decided to read the results herself. Bad news....the cancer was still there. I immediately lost it. I felt like the rug had been pulled from under me feet. My dreams of celebrating were shattered and all the hope I had was false. I was scared to death. I laid in bed all day crying. My family was also devastated by the news. I was SO angry at God. I was given so many messages of hope. I believed in those messages. Now, I felt like I had nothing more to believe in. I could not do it anymore...no more treatment. No more pain. No more suffering. Yet, I had an inner voice keep telling me...wait for the doctors to call.

I received a phone call at 3:30 today from the nurse who had spoken to my Surgical Oncologist. She also sat in on the tumor conference that was held today to discuss my case. Good news...the scans were negative. The tumor was still there but it had shrunk and it was not cancerous. A tremendous weight was lifted off my shoulders. Tears started flowing not only on my face but the faces of my family. Prayers have been answered. Thank you Lord!!!

To be on the safe side, the doctor wants to biopsy the tumor. If there is anything that needs to be removed at the time will be removed. But I feel confident that all will be good.

I can't thank you all enough for the prayers, the support and the encouragement. God used each an every one of you to help me get through this. I felt so loved...it was God's love shown through each of you. I will continue to keep you all updated on my upcoming surgery that will take place on the November 11th and on the progress I am continuing to make.

Now it's time to celebrate!!!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD!!!! I have been checking your site all day. I am so relieved and overjoyed for you. Have a great time celebrating and know that we are celebrating with you. :)

Love and hugs,
Nikki

Anonymous said...

Awesome Sue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God gave you back your health and now He will finish healing your wounds.
Bless you, Love you Pat

Anonymous said...

Sue and family,
What happy wonderful news! We've been watching all day and praying and are so thrilled to hear such good news. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Love, Reed and Melodee

Anonymous said...

PTL!!! Oh Sue - what a rollercoaster of a day! I am so glad and so thankful the results were good!! Let's celebrate with a coffee next week! Hugs to you!!! Michelle A.

Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! I, too, have been checking your site all day. I am so happy for you and your family. Barbara in Dallas

Anonymous said...

Wooooooooo Hooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is AWESOME!!!! I could not be happier for you and your family. Yea!!!!

Love to you!
Suzie

Anonymous said...

Sue,

That's really great news to hear! I've thought about you all a lot this week and am glad you can celebrate!

Jeremy

mebeling said...

I was serious about that Dom PĂ©rignon . I have been saving it for the two of us to drink together with our brave and faithful husbands. Let me know when you want to get together.

Mary

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I'm so happy for you! I've also been checking today to see your results! You should celebrate--you will be your normal self again, only a little better. If you're around on Halloween maybe we'll stop by and see you. I hope you have a great weekend--you've been in my prayers a lot, and I'll continue to pray for you.
Andrea Wackerfuss(your neighbor)

Anonymous said...

We're so happy for you! You are such a strong woman and you deserve to be happy and healthy again -- you are so on your way! Maria and Andy

Anonymous said...

Whoohoo! Thank God! I've been waiting for your update and was so relieved to hear Kool and the Gang as I opened up your blog :-) We want to get in the line of all the people that want to celebrate with you guys! We'll keep praying for you! Yippee! Have a great weekend!

Love,
Tracy G.

Anonymous said...

Great news!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I am so happy for you and all your family! What great news. Praise the Lord!! I have been thinking about you since Wednesday. It truly is a day for celebration for the Lord's goodness!
Love & hugs
Maryann Raese

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, I am so happy for you and your family!!! You more than deserve a big CELEBRATION for everything you and your family have gone through this year. I didn't get a chance to check your blog yesterday and actually ended up having a dream about you last night, had to check it right away this morning. I am thrilled to read the fabulous news!!!
Love, Jen Larson

Anonymous said...

Oh, and have a very HAPPY Happy Halloween today with your family!

Anonymous said...

Amen Amen and AMEN!!

~Charla Melby

Anonymous said...

Sue, I first read the email from your parents and heard the wonderful news. Then reading this and hearing the music was so encouraging. We're so thankful for the Lord's faithfulness to you. Now we will continue to pray for the future days, that you will have complete healing. Praise the Lord! Love, Roger & Joyce Henry

Anonymous said...

Sue,
I couldn't be happier for you and your family! God will continue to be with you and heal you each and every day! He WILL restore your health! Our family is celebrating with your great news.
Love you!
Julie Dahl

Ryan & Jen said...

Praise the Lord! So thrilled to hear the good news!

Anonymous said...

I can't think of a thing to say that hasn't already been said, so I'll just repeat the general theme: PRAISE THE LORD! I'm so very grateful that He has brought you through this and with such terrific results. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers for complete recovery. I hope that the day will come when you can almost forget that any part of this ever happened -- except for your trust and faith in God.

Love, Bev

Anonymous said...

Ruth called me at dinner with friends Friday night after she read this news to tell me because she knew we all had been waiting. I got tears in my eyes and had to fight hard not to cry. This is the best news and we are all ready to celebrate your life with you and your family. I just knew it would be a good outcome, I could feel it when I was knitting the shawl and I could really see you and each and every event you were afraid of missing. I am so proud of you Sue, you have been through this and come out stronger and better just like we all knew you would. You are a wonder to me, you rock!!

Susan Thomas

Anonymous said...

Praise to the Lord, the King of Creation
O, my soul praise him for he is thy
health and salvation!

Rejoicing with you and yours,

Sally Miller

Anonymous said...

God is good!!!! Hallelujah!!

Phyllis & Charles

Anonymous said...

Yippy!!!!! I'm doing my "happy dance" as we speak!

So, when is YOUR Celebration Vacation? ;)

Much Love,
Jami Helvick