“The biopsy showed there are no malignancies in the nodule on your thyroid….”
After hearing those words from my doctor on Wednesday, my heart calmed and I felt like I almost had a new lease on life. I had been worried, waiting to get the results, but I was seeking God and trusting Him for whatever lay ahead for me. I’m very thankful I don’t have cancer, and I’m very grateful that God answered my prayers and the prayers of many who were praying for me!
But…my doctor did say we need to continue monitoring my heart with the heart monitor for the duration of the 30 days, and I need to follow up in a couple weeks with another blood test to check my thyroid levels. I will also need to have another ultrasound in three months. She firmly encouraged me to get more rest, and to find more balance in my life…to say “no” to the things I don’t have to do. She said “something needs to give…you can’t keep this pace.” Hmmm…I knew that, but trying to figure out what’s going to give will be a little difficult.
We had a family meeting Wednesday night, and we all agreed that I could use more help at home with the daily “stuff.” Everyone agreed to pitch in a little more. I have been focused on getting eight hours of sleep every night and I’m prayerful God will help me make that happen. I usually get only 5-6…crazy, I know!
It’s been a full week for us with Select Men’s Choir starting up for Zach, school soccer practice every day, and club soccer practice twice a week in the evenings. Ali has golf practice every day, club volleyball practice twice a week (which ends today), agilities twice a week in the mornings and a voice lesson once a week. Bill and I began leading a Bible study at Mission of Hope this week on Thursday nights. (This week’s was great…will have to make another post on that another time!) Our schedules are really full right now…and will be for the remainder of April and May. I’m taking it day by day, and am seeing each day what I can cut out. I’ve decided if it’s not something God has asked me to do, and if it doesn’t have to do with my family, I’ll probably need to say no…at least for now.
I’m thankful we are healthy. I’m thankful God has blessed our family with so many talents, opportunities and a wonderful life together. I’m thankful that I don’t have cancer. I’m thankful that I have a supportive husband and supportive children. I’m thankful that God loves me and wants the best for me and my family. I’m thankful for Bill’s new job, the opportunities we have to serve God, and what He’s doing in my life.
It’s a new day! “This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”
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