As I was sitting waiting to be called back for my port removal last Friday, Will’s mom noticed that on the ceiling of Mercy Hospital it says Psalm 118:1 which states “Give thanks to the Lord because He is good, because His mercy endures forever.” I could not have picked out a better verse for the moment. God has been sooooo very good to me and He has shown me His mercy on numerous accounts during this past year and for that I will forever be grateful. I would encourage you to check out the rest of Psalm 118. Its awesome! 🙂
So as I already stated and many of you already knew, I got my port out last Friday. It was such an exciting day because to me this symbolizes the end of cancer and treatments! I assumed that the procedure would go similar to when I got the port inserted. They would take me in, start an IV, prep me for surgery, and then take me back for a 20-30 minute procedure. Well that is pretty much how it went. However, this time I did not fall asleep at all with the conscious sedation medication they gave me and afterwards I even had an allergic reaction to it. My whole body broke out in a rash and they had to keep me for a little while longer to make sure it went away. Once they gave me benadryl, I was good to go. I don’t remember anything after that besides getting home and going to bed for awhile. Now it just feels like I have been punched in the chest and I have to take a tylenol each day to ease the pain. Other than that, I have no complaints! It is out! Hallelujah!
Although I just had my port out last Friday, last weekend was a busy one. I went to the pumpkin patch Saturday morning with Will’s family which was a lot of fun! We found a lot of really neat pumpkins and Will’s porch looks very “fall-ish” now! 🙂 Saturday night, Will and I went to the OSU football game (thanks to my parents for the tickets)! Even though we lost, it was a really good game and we had a really good time. Sunday morning, I came back down to the city to work but the day went very smoothly.
My clinical rotation is still going well. I can’t lift over 20 pounds this week due to just having surgery last week which is kinda hard but other then that, things are going great! I can’t believe that I have been there almost 5 weeks already. That means I’m almost halfway finished. Which in turn, means that I am going to have to find a job soon. That is a little bit scary!
I’m starting to get very excited about this coming weekend! Will and I are taking his parents back to my hometown in Missouri to see my family! They have already met most of my family but they have never been to my hometown so it will be fun to show them around. I’m also looking forward to hearing my dad preach this Sunday at my family’s church. It has been so long since I have gotten to hear him preach and he always does such a wonderful job!
Thanks again for all your prayers. I feel so very blessed that I have such wonderful people in my life. I have told several people that I would never wish cancer upon anyone but at the same time, I am so thankful that I have been through it and become a better person because of it. Having cancer taught me so much and I will never take for granted the little things in life ever again. I thank God each morning for a new day that He has given me. Please pray for me as I get ready to look for a job that His plan will be revealed to me.