Well yesterday was my final setup day for radiation. In truth, I dreaded it for two weeks. But after praying and praying and praying about it, God gave me peace about it. My dr had told me it was a long 2-hr process, and that I should be prepared and take motrin or pain medicine ahead of time because my arms were going to be in that same overhead position for the whole 2 hrs. AND to top it off, I couldn’t move. Not an inch…not a muscle…or they would have to start the whole process over again. Nothing like restarting a 2 hr procedure to make you lie completely still, even when you’re in a very uncomfortable position! I can’t tell you what all was done in those 2 hrs, all kinds of measurements, computer formulas, xrays, new line drawing, scans…so much stuff, I don’t even know what all happened except for one thing for sure….
God showed up.
At one point I asked one of the 4 techs that were working in my room how long I had been in there, thinking it hadn’t been very long. My best guess would have been that I was maybe, halfway done. She said “And hour and forty-five minutes, you’re about done.” I was floored…and SO EXCITED! I had no idea it had been that long! Thank you God!! I totally felt His presence in that room from the moment I laid on the table. I recited my memory verses, except for this week’s darn it I couldn’t remember how it went for the life of me (Note to self: work on that verse!), and I prayed. The Bible says in Joshua 1:5 that “…I will be with you; I will never leave you or forsake you.” And I completely felt like He was right there with me the whole time. Hallelujah, LORD!
So I am ready to begin my 30 days of radiation tomorrow…that is 5x/week for 6 weeks. I made a countdown for us and the kids so we can take off numbers each day. My sister, the teacher, will be proud!! I feel ready and strong. God heaps strength on my head and my family’s heads every single day. It is my prayer that He will continue to keep all of us safe and healthy and continue to walk with us every single moment. That every mile that we drive is accompanied by Him, and that all we do will only bring honor and glory to His Name. And I may have also thrown in there that if He would make these next 6 weeks fly by, that would be GREAT! teehee