Kate McRae's Journal
Written Aug 29, 2013 1:56pmI have been gradually more silent on here... It's good and not so much. It's the reality of some days feeling like I should have a good handle on all of this cancer stuff by now. And the disappointment when the scars seem to still show.
Kate is well for all intensive purposes... but your idea of well demands your perspective. She is in school full time, and still goes to physical therapy 4 days a week. It seems neurological injuries are ghastly slow to recover from. Some days you are working out just to keep from going backwards. We have also seen some concerning things as of late. Casting a dark cloud on the "normal days". Disappointment not reserving itself for only the days in treatment. No plenty are to be found even outside of it. So I have wrestled immensely with it lately. Disappointment and discouragement. All the while writing things I believe to be true for some event I will be sharing at. The timing seeming wrong, but then maybe just precisely right.
My hand and heart being forced to prepare for telling some of our story, reminds me it is our story. It reminds me of truth. And it demands I live fully in it. Waiting and watching for God to work. Not distracted by others stories, or the one I really wanted for our girl. No fully living in ours.
Kate has appointments next week In Los Angeles and then scans in 4 weeks. Thank you for continually choosing to be part of her story by praying. We keep waiting and watching, thankful for how far she has already come.
Written Jun 28, 2013 11:32pmWe are so grateful to have received the final report on Kate's MRI this afternoon! There was no sign of change, meaning no sign of stroke, tumor or newly problematic areas!
Tomorrow will be the 4 year anniversary of Kate's initial diagnosis. The news couldn't be better timed! So grateful for Jesus allowing 4 years to present with a clean scan.....
Written Jun 26, 2013 9:57amKate will be having an unplanned MRI today.
A few days ago she exhibited some concerning symptoms, which have since resolved. However considering her history, and the gross amounts of treatment her little body has seen, a precautionary MRI is being done today. We are grateful Kate's oncologist is being vigilant, and as he put, "hoping this will be for peace of mind".
We would love for you to join us in praying there will be no tumor recurrence, no signs of radiation damage causing new symptoms, and no signs of vessel damage or weakness. We are hopeful that Jesus will continue to display healing at work in Kate's body.
We are unsure if we will find out the results today, but will update when we know.