“O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.” - Psalm 30:2
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." - Jeremiah 29:11
A cracked rib...that's what I thought as we, (Mom, Dad, and I), pulled into the ER on Saturday afternoon. We arrived at the hospital around 3:20 PM. where a familiar face, Deb, Mary Beth Bright's sister, checked us in record timing. We went through triage and had my vitals checked. Everything was okay. Next, they moved me to the women's center where they continued with some more tests (CBC and heart monitoring tests). Yes, I said the women's center. The reason they moved me here was because there was an opening in this department which allowed me to be checked out more quickly. I had a wonderful nurse, Geri, who gave me an IV and did all of the blood work. Once my results came in from the CBC, then Dr. Miles and Geri entered back into the room to give us the results. Dr. Miles sat down on the stool and explained that my white blood count was through the roof, and my platelets were very low which are typical signs of Leukemia....speechless....I turned to my mom and we both had the same reaction. It felt as if all of the blood rushed from my chest to my feet. I didn't know what to say or how to react. The doctor and nurse left us in silence. We just sat their and reflected on what had happened. It seemed so surreal. My next thought was Jeremiah 29:11. Seems strange that the Holy Spirit would bring this verse to mind at one of the lowest points in my life. After a few moments of prayer mom went and got my Dad from the waiting room and told him. It was very difficult but there was a strong sense of God's presence in that room....
Several days, and many tests later the doctors determined that I have ALL. Which is an acronym for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I am supposed to have chemotherapy treatment every Thursday. Please pray for my doctors and nurses (Dr. Nelson, Melissa, and all the others). Pray that God will restore my body, strengthen it, allowing my cells to replenish healthily. Also pray for my family Eddie, Pam, Robb, and Ben. I will try to have someone update this site as often as possible.
October 13, 2009 - There is so much to update about my story but it will not let me post it because it is too many characters. I'll post it as a journal entry on my next post.
February 22, 2011 - Marks 3 years post-transplant! All I can say is, "God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He's so good to me." Thank you for your love, grace and mercy Lord Jesus!!