Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thinking a lot

Yesterday I had my first mammogram. The dr has encouraged me to do this since I became 40, however, if I didn't think about it, I didn't feel too bad about not following her directive.

Two weeks ago my cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her mother, my only aunt, is a breast cancer survivor and as close as we are by blood, I just always assumed cancer was on "their" side of the family.

Kayren's diagnosis made me call for my appointment. Yesterday, while I was at the hospital, Kayren was having the lymph nodes removed. The tests will tell us more. Kayren will have to do radiation. She is the mother of 4, a homeschooler and very involved in her church. Her husband is retired military and they have settled in Michigan.

I've been melancholy for the last 48 hours. I don't know if it's because I was nervous about my appointment, or if I'm just having a melancholy day. I don't much like growing up sometimes. My teens are making some huge decisions about their summer and their senior and junior years in school and it seems like time is moving pretty quickly.

Help me Lord to number my days and not miss Your opportunities.

1 comment:

The Stylish House said...

I hope your test came back with good results.
I read your comment on Kayren's blog and wanted to say hello. Today has been an especially difficult day after reading Kayren's post.
Kayren her husband Robert and their children are the best.
They gave my daughter the gift of life and changed everything for us.
I'm praying for a total healing for Kayren. It's not going to be easy and I wish she didn't have to experience this, but I believe in the power of prayer.