- 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, October 1, 2013

New Oncologist

Today's appointment in Vancouver went really well.  I felt calm and nervous.  My knees were knocking as 11:00 drew near.   My nurse was so kind.  The doc was running a little late.   I felt okay, some nerves, but okay.  

When the oncologist arrived I really liked him immediately. I told him "big picture, no scary details, I like positives" and he made a funny comment that told me he heard me.   He asked what we knew, explained what clinical trial meant to me/ us, talked about the risks.  I feel full confidence in his wisdom and experience and I really like him.  That's what matters to me.  

He sent us home with some reading material about the trial.  If we agree to join then I will sign and send in the paperwork and chemo will start in a few weeks.  My treatments will all be through Vancouver, I will have my own nurse, the oncologist even gave me his private phone line in case I have any further questions!

I am quite exhausted from the effort of holding it together the last few days and from getting through today.   

The thought of chemo again is very... real and huge and a lot.

But I really like my new oncologist!!!  God is so good!!!  I am so relieved.  Getting ready this morning I kept reminding myself, "God is already there.  He is already in that meeting.  He is already in that trial." And it gave me peace to remember that.

Thinking of my new oncologist makes me happy.  [smile]

I'm just tired now.


  1. Hooray for a terrific new oncologist! I'm so happy to hear that your day went so well.

  2. That's great Kristen continued prayers!

  3. Rejoicing with you Kristin that God continuously reveals himself to be in and around and beside you every step of the are fully known to him!
    Jo Groen :)

  4. that sounds positive, all my offers still hold
    fatidjah nestman

  5. Was listening to Matt Redman's 10,000 Reasons album today, and was praying for you Kristin. Have been reading your blog for the past year (a friend of Tamalin's), but have never posted before. Praying for strength for your whole family as you begin your next round of chemo.

  6. Continuing to pray, Kristin.


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