A few random thoughts for today:
The past couple of months have been a bit of a reawakening to me (Surprise, surprise:). I have run the emotional gamut of pity and sorrow to acceptance to fight and destroy over and over again. I have looked at my wife and girls and come to cherish every single moment that I have with them, and I have looked to the future and started making plans, at least in my head, for things I want to do years down the road. Overall I have come to see this cancer as something I can use to share the glory of God in new and exciting ways.
After the surgery there was only one real pain that I had, it was a knot in the middle of my back that occurred because of the way they positioned me during the surgery. Three days ago that know finally went away and I have been pain free. Again, I see a blessing here, for the recovery process is going extremely well and by the end of the week I should be able to lift Scarlett again, which will be a huge joy (Yes I listened to my doctors and have not lifted anything over 10 pounds for 4 weeks).
In June I will be starting a new ministry here - the Cancer Prayer Support Group. This is for anyone who has cancer, knows someone who is battling or has battled it, and anyone who wants to help pray for and support those who have cancer. I will also open this up for any prayer requests for people with cancer throughout the world. I know that I have been blessed b being on prayer chains all over, and this is one way we can reach out and support others in similar situations.
Overall I am feeling great and excited for the next step, and I continue to pray that the chemo and radiation will knock this crap out for good and that the docs and nurses will be the healing hand of God in my life and in the lives of others.
Blessings to all of you!