Sunday, January 23, 2011

It's all relative

Today I got to start out with a shower. Wee ha! Seriously, is that what I've come to here on my blog? Telling you when I'm clean? I hope that the interesting factor goes up in the near future. Because you're really going to pop with excitement when you hear I ate red jello today. And I'll also let you know it may be the most delicious thing I've eaten in my entire life.

I saw the doctor today. I ran into him in the hall as I was doing laps. He smiled and said, "Well you must be feeling pretty good." I'm not sure I'd go so far as pretty good, but I'm doing fine. I did a few more laps and then he came in and visited me. He told me I could start on a soft diet today. And depending on how I tolerate that, he may take me off my morphine drip (boo) and start me on oral pain killers. And if I continue to do so well, I MAY get to go home Tuesday. He says he attributes my doing so well to being in shape and thin. YES! I may no longer own any if my female parts, but at least my Dr. called me thin :)

Anyhow, in 3 weeks, I'll go back to see him and we'll know for sure what the chemo deal will be. Pray that my recovery here will go well. That I'll digest tonight's food well. And that I'll get sleep tonight. I get a little worried about the nights.

Thanks for checking in with me. Still holding tight to Jesus over here. Keep the prayers coming. And may all your jello be delicious!

22 comments:

vwiller said...

Just wait for broth and cottage cheese! Anything any of us could send to you at this point? Pretty toe nail polish, cookies, a new bath robe...what would make you smile?! I need to do something , though am working on beginning something great!

Traci said...

Hey E. I've cried for you. I've prayed for you. I've cried for you again and you and Steve and the kids are constantly on my mind. Wish we were close enough to actually help out.

Love you dear friend.

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

It is SO great to hear you talking behind these posts! We have been and will continue to be praying for you all, and would love to help in any way!

jenny from mommin' it up said...

I would like to point out that I also said you were thin in my blog post about you! I would have said "skinny B#@%" but since you were going under the knife and all I decided to be nice. :)
Thanks for letting me visit today. You were a great encouragement to me!

Shannon said...

I linked through from Mommin' It Up. I wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you.

The Wellmans said...

So good to hear your spirits are high and we're rejoicing for jello and God stories with you! We continue to be on this journey with you and pray right along side you. Can't wait to provide a meal for you guys that you actually want and crave.

Sherri said...

You can know with certainty that you are being prayed for daily. I love your attitude, but more importantly I love the God of your attitude! Thank you so much for sharing so openly and honestly.

Kim said...

Hello! I found you through Mommin' it up and also after a friend (38) was diagnosed with breast cancer. I swear God is smacking me and telling me to get the BRAC analysis testing. I have several relatives who had breast cancer and then hear of you and my friend in the same day. Was wondering if the doctor has mentioned the BRAC analysis testing for you? So much info to weed through. I am praying for you and excited to see you doing so much so soon. Thanks so much for sharing your journey with others.

Meg said...

Hey girl, glad to hear you through the posts! I'll pray for rest tonight!

Meg

Liz said...

Hi, E. First of all, may God bless you & give you the strength you need. You already have the will to beat this, & I know you will because you're name is Elizabeth, just like me & we don't give up. I'll be praying for you.

KTC said...

Moving around/walking is probably the best think you can do! Good job!!! and all those zumba classes did pay off! :) Yay! Great job!

Momma to the B.M.C. Crew said...

LOVE reading and hearing YOU! So great to see and talk to Steve today. Chris and I love you guys and continue to pray. Excited at the fact I will get to see your sweet little loves on Saturdays! Love you friend!

Anonymous said...

Hey Elizabeth!

You don't know me, but a mutual friend Tricia asked me to pray for you and got me connected to your blog. I just wanted you to know that I'm praying for you and you're not alone. I'm a breast cancer survivor of almost 10 months now. It isn't something that you ever plan to hear especially when you're young. Keep leaning on the Lord and the amazing support system that you have.

Cathy

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to read you are doing better! Be strong! There are so many people lifting you up in prayer more than you will ever know! =)

Holly Eastman said...

Elizabeth, what a joy to see you doing so well. I will keep praying for God to comfort you, heal you, make his peace so very evident. Since you mentioned the nights, I will pray for you in the morning here, when it is night-time there (when I get up, it is 1 am for you). I will pray that you get good, deep, restful sleep, with sweet dreams of God's lovingkindness and maybe even of seas of red jello or pudding (or other favorite rich foods) that you can eat and eat and will never stick to your hips.

And if you should wake, that the Holy Spirit would harness your thoughts to help you only be able to remember God and that you would cherish having more time to "meditate on him in the watches of the night." as in Psalm 63. That Psalm is what I will pray, that you will remember that he is your help and that you rest in the shadow of his wings and can sing there for joy!

Because I am a weirdo person who has lived far away for 10 years, I have no idea what Zumba is, but yahoo for Zumba and your fitness!

Lisa said...

I love reading your posts and hearing your jokes and sassy self!!! I'm so glad you're spirits are up and can hear your faith and trust in Jesus. Amen! He is able! E, I'll keep praying!!!! Love ya!

riley said...

Hey E,
Just wanted to say hi and so glad that you "sound" so good. Many people are praying for you here in South Africa, both with AIA and through my church. Love you friend and so glad I can keep updated through your blog.

Laurie Goodrich said...

Yes. We are praying. Lots of love.
Laurie & Jim G.

Heather said...

so glad that things are looking so good. Will continue to keep you in my prayers.

(Jenny's blogging friend)

eva said...

love reading your posts, E. and love your sense of humor. :)
may God continue to grant you levity even in the midst of gravity. praying for your complete healing!

Lindsey said...

You are one amazing lady that God is doing amazing things through. I admire your strength more than you know. Blessed to have found your blog. Joining in praying for you. (fellow Apexer)

Debbie said...

Hey E! I have never read your blog before now. Boy, have I been missing out! I love the way you write. I love your authenticity. I was not aware of all the pain you've been through in the past year with losing your mom. Thanks for sharing your road. Your blogs are inspiring, because even though you have gone through hard stuff, you are still clinging to God in the midst of it all. That is a blessing to hear!

I finished reading Choosing to See back in January. What an amazing book. I was encouraged to hear that you are reading it too. I hope it is an encouragement to you.

Know that you are in my prayers. Ed and I have been praying for you and will continue to do so. I pray the Lord will continue to reveal Himself to you in real ways!

In His Love,
Debbie Gersch