- 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

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Port Flush

I cannot believe it has been 4 weeks since we returned home from Disneyworld!  Four weeks already!  Wowza!  I know it's been four weeks because every four weeks I go to get my port flushed (hooked up to the needle and tubing, blood drawn out, saline pushed through and some other anti-clog stuff through the plastic thing under my skin) to keep it working and 'active'.  I pray fervently that I won't need that port ever again, but at this point in time we have decided to keep it in to avoid another procedure and just enjoy the break from medical stuff.  Remember when I'd have to do jumps or be hanging head-down at chemo to get that little sucker to work?  I am happy to report that, once again, the port worked exactly as it should and the flush was a quick and easy procedure.  Thank you, Lord.

I would also like to say, one again, that the nurses at ARH are just so incredibly lovely.  They don't want to see us there, they don't want to see people in pain or in fear, they just have a heart to help... and the kindness and gentleness that I have experienced at almost every turn has just been such a blessing.  Lord, please bless the staff at ARH, from janitor to food services to nurse to surgeon to administration and everyone in between.  Lord, give wisdom and calm, give excellence and peace, let them each feel appreciated for the work they are doing as they serve the sick and injured and hurt and healing of our city and province.  Thank you for this lovely new hospital and thank you for the good experiences I have had there.  Amen.


  1. So thankful for an uneventful experience and the opportunity for the staff to see you looking so great!!

  2. So thankful for an uneventful experience and the opportunity for the staff to see you looking so great!!

  3. Wow - so blessed by your prayers for the staff at ARH! I am just a little part working in the lab...the nurses are on the front lines along with all the others and I'm sure they are so appreciating your prayers. Your blog blesses me so much too - thanks for all the updates! Praying for you too!


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