One of these days I am going to get around to changing the time on my blog so that it shows the actual time that things are posted; I think it shows up as Central time instead of Eastern.
Today we slept in a little. Joel and I went together to order his food and when we got back to our room we were told that ultrasound and x-ray were waiting for us. Off we went to ultrasound; Joel was excellent, however, he was less then stellar for x-ray. He had a huge melt down in x-ray, there for a moment I didn`t think it was going to happen. Finally, after much coaxing, and some restraining a limb or two, it happened. We then hurried back to our room to eat our breakfast before it got too cold.
Once breakfast was out of the way it was off to physio. Again, Joel was not in a very co-operative mood. He does not want to be pushed at all and I think he may need to be pushed along some. We heard nothing at all from oncology, so we continue to wait. Joel and I went for a little walk and ran into Colin`s Mom in the lobby. His surgery ended at 2am (he left our room at about 8am) his tumor was larger than massive. Joel`s was called massive and it was 4cm by 4.5; Colin`s was 6 cm by 6 cm. They did not think they removed the whole tumor. Colin was in MRI while we were talking to his Mom and they were hoping to hear shortly how much was removed. Of course, they are waiting on pathology, but they are very confident that the tumor is benign.
Our friend Michael stopped into see us and brought lunch for me and jam filled powder covered timbits for Joel. While Michael was still here Don and Billie dropped in on us followed by Matt and Kelly. Finally we had Tanya and her friend pop in, so it was a very busy afternoon.
Joel had his first real, in a tub, bath today and I think he enjoyed it. While we were in the bathroom, and Joel was having a good soak, we missed Debbie, who was dropping off a care package from the Lodewyks…Thanks Debbie and thank you Lodewyk family!
After dinner Joel started complaining of a stomach ache and spent the next 2 hours in the bathroom; it is safe to say, for the time being, we can stop praying for his bowels.
You know, each day that I am here I seem to learn something new. There is the huge learning curve of the medical profession, but there always seems to be a lesson for my spirit too.
Matthew 6:34 says
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
I have read that verse so many times and have often thought I wish I could do that, I wish I could not worry about tomorrow or next week. Somehow it has taken being here with Joel to get me to that point. Perhaps it is because I am so powerless in this situation that I just have to trust God with tomorrow. I am living in the now. In the Bible God has referred to Himself as I Am. I think that says a lot; of course, He does refer to Himself in terms of was and is too, pertaining to the past and the future. I still think it is important to acknowledge that He is very much in the now with us, and it feels good living in the moment. Well, it is really late, or some might say, early Eastern Standard Time, and time for me to get some sleep.
If you could pray for Joel to get a handle on his anger and for some motivation to work at walking and using his right arm, that would be fantastic. I hope you all don’t mind, but I have a new little guy, Adrian, to add to the prayer list. He is 2, and on Good Friday was kicked in the head by a horse; he has had surgery and as his Mom put it ‘He is slowly coming back to us.’ Please pray for a full recovery for him. Thank you all so much for your prayers, gifts and love. Blessings to you all.