- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Friday, April 5, 2013

MRI Venogram Day

Good Morning Friends!
I am feeling mellow and smiley and ready today.  I have peace and am not afraid in this moment.  I'm sure at some points, and as the hospital gets closer I will quiet and become the patient that I am (observing, reflecting, thinking, always wondering how exactly to most efficiently and effectively answer the questions directed at me, trying hard to remember all the myriad of information I have gleaned and/or been told was important from the myriad of appointments and conversations's a lot of brainwork and thinking, these appointments...add that to the emotional and physical wonder it tuckers me and my support team out!).  [smile]

But, for now, I am savouring having Shawn working from home this morning.  I am grateful to have woken up.  I am glad to have meds that will help manage the queasy tummy.  I look forward to the drive time with my husband...that's one of my favourite things.  

Today I am praying for:
- patient and kind medical staff
- peace about the needle, successful first-time-only-one-gentle-poke to get it in (not an IV today, apparently just one syringe into my hand)
- good images on the MRI (venogram)
- good news: that the cancer is gone (always my prayer!!!) and that the clot(s) are dissipated and that the veins and arteries and bits are healthy and strong and resilient and have no long term negative effects from the scary-blot-clot experience
- that the dating process will show that the clot that was in my left lung (I'm praying that baby is gone by now!) was, indeed, part of the bigger clot and NOT a new clot... trusting that my body is NOT making new clots
- a nice sleep in the one hour long MRI machine
- energy and feeling up to dinner with my hubby afterwards, that would be awesome!
- peace and patience as we wait for my thrombosis doctor to call us with the results over the next day or so
- praying thanks to God for getting me into this appointment
- praying for the thrombosis clinic at VGH and the work they are doing regarding thrombosis and cancer patients and curious to be part of their work in that hopeful way that my part in it can make someone else's cancer journey and/or blood clot journey easier
- praying thanks for my Mom to have the day off from me and my needs
- just praying thanks for the gratefulness I feel in my heart, and praying for you and your day, too!


  1. 'As you go through this day, trust ME to provide the strength that you need moment by moment.'
    ~April 5, Jesus Calling
    Once again a perfect reminder for the day. I love that! Thinking about you and waiting for little texts along the way :) Love you!

  2. Will be praying for you throughout the day....Sylviemari

  3. You will be covered in prayer today.
    Love you!


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