Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Quick Little Update :)

I am learning rather quickly that this is gonna be one heck of a journey; but I am also learning rather quickly that there is so much good along with it ... the "good" being the "love" that so many wonderful people have surrounded us with. I am actually sitting here shaking my head in total disbelief as so much love continues to come our way each and every day. I feel certain that I will remain in awe all the days of my life; and without a doubt, I will be forever grateful for everyone's love and prayers :) You are truly the "sunshine" admist the "dark clouds !" You are truly the "strength" that God has given us!!! You are truly "wonderful!!!" You are the kind of people that God intended for us all to be!!! You are loved by me and Gene more than you'll ever know :)

I look so forward to the day when we get back to the real subject of this Blog ... that being "Quilting in Davie :)" It's been quite a while since I lifted a needle, but I hope to rectify that in the very near future :) I must remember that it is what keeps me sane, so I am vowing to return to doing what I love so much in the very near future.

In the meantime, I'm still talking "Cancer," cuz it has a tendency to consume your life. I think the thing that is effecting me the most is the number of people who face this evil Disease each and every day!!! My heart aches for each and everyone of them and for all of those they love. I pray that cancer patients everywhere are surrounded with the love we are surrounded with cuz it truly warms your heart and makes such a tremendous difference :)

I went to see my sweet, wonderful Dr. Levy on Monday; and I was sooooooooo excited cuz Natalie (his wonderful Office Gal) told me he was gonna remove these nasty drains!!! I'll admit, the thought of pulling 'em out had me shaking in my boots; but I was soooooooo willing to endure that misery just to be free from them. Unfortunately, those mean little creatures are still in cuz they're entirely too active still!!!!!!!!!! I'm hoping they slow down soon cuz they are very close to getting on my last nerve (LOL).

He also wanted to remove every other staple, which also was making me a bit nervous; but that didn't happen either cuz I went and got some sort of infection ... fever, achy all over kind of stuff, so basically I arrived home in the same shape I left in (LOL) with the addition of antibiotics, which don't seem to be working just yet.

The biggest news is the initial Pathology Report, which states: "Metastatic Carcinoma Involving Three of Six Lymph Nodes." Not the bestest news and not what we wanted to hear, but it is what it is, so now we just deal with it accordingly ... it definitely could have been much worse :) He'll be referring me to an Oncologists in the very near future (after the remainder of Patholgy is back); and I just pray, pray, pray that the Oncologists is as wonderful as Dr. Levy is :)

Well, that about catches us up :) Until next time, wishing each and everyone many blessings :)

"May the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy
Spirit be with you all." (2 Corinthians 13:14)


  1. Thanks for the update...I am continueing to keep you in my prayers. Oh, how I remember the drains...and it was such a relief for them to come out. (Only hurt for a quick second.) I agree with you, the love and support is utterly amazing. Praying for you!

  2. Jan, You have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be :) I hope the Oncologist will be just as wonderful as your other Dr. Take care and God Bless!
    HUGS))) Donna

  3. Jan,
    I will keep you as well as your doctors in my prayers. Just think of each day as a page in a book and when that day is done, you turn the page and you don't look back but just look ahead to the next page.
    If you can read Psalm 121 today.

  4. This is not great news. It is a rocky road. My heart totally goes out to you. I'm hurting for you my dear.

  5. I'm praying for those antibiotics to kick in immediately so you can get to feeling better!

    And I cannot wait to read about some quilting here on your sweet blog - I love to hear that you love it so much, and look forward to experiencing it from your perspective.

    I also wanted to say that although the pathology report was not quite what you were hoping, your Great Physician in heaven already had that Metastatic Carcinoma Involving Three of Six Lymph Nodes diagnosis before you even knew a thing about it. I'm taking you to Him in prayer often - He's the One in control, after all. And He loves you so very much.

    Have a blessed weekend.