13 July 2012

It has been almost a year since I last posted anything on my blog.  Then for several months I had trouble getting into my blog site.  Now at last I have it sorted out and hopefully I won't have any trouble again.

Two years have passed since my mastectomy and it has been 14 months since I finished all my chemo and radiotherapy.  God is good!!  Now I just have follow-up visits to keep and occasional lung scans which help to keep an eye on two small nodules.  My next lung scan is on 26 July 2012.

The Lord continues to see fit to use me and what I have experienced and learned over the last 2 and 1/2 years.  I was able to share with the 12-15 year olds at the MCC Intermediate Summer Camp just last week about the Sovereignty and Goodness and Faithfulness of our Great God.

When I first was diagnosed with cancer I wanted there to be purpose in what I went through and that God would be glorified.  Thank You Lord for seeing continued evidence of this!


11 August 2011

It has been a while since I last posted anything on my blog. So I do apologise!! I had a wonderful 2 months medical leave with my family from the 20th of April to the 18th of June. I was able to rest, relax, regain my physical strength as well as spend quality time with family. Mom and I spent some of the time shopping and going out for meals which we both enjoy doing. We also took a day trip to Amish Acres near Nappanee, IN. My cousin, Silvia, came along as well and we had a great time. It was hard to say goodbye when I left, but we have my visit at Christmas to look forward to.

Since my return to Ireland, I have gradually started getting back into the work. I felt well enough to help out with the Munster Christian Camps (staying at home at night so I could get a good nights rest) the latter part of June and first part of July. I have not been able to be at a camp since Easter of last year, so I was delighted to be able to be involved with the camps again.

Every day I am grateful that the Lord has given me another day to live for Him. He is so good!!


18 April 2011

Only 2 more days and I leave for the states for 2 months on a medical leave. My family are looking forward to me coming as I am to going. It will be so good to have time with my family, assuring them that I am doing well. I have been feeling good, although my skin is now beginning to peel where the radiation was targeted. So I must keep an eye on that. Thankfully my 2 sisters are both nurses so I'm sure they will be taking care of me. My mom wanted me to be home with her for Easter and the Lord graciously worked that out. Thank you Lord!!


12 April 2011

PRAISE THE LORD! My radiotherapy treatments are finished. I had my last one today. I am feeling good and the tiredness didn't hit me as hard as I thought it would, although I did make sure I would rest after each treatment. My next medical appointment is on the 28th of June when I will meet the doctor who has been overseeing my radiotherapy treatments. I saw her today and she is still pleased with me. Thank you Lord!!

05 April 2011

Only five more to go!! My radiotherapy treatments are going well and when I saw my the doctor who is overseeing my treatments she said I am doing well in regards to how my skin is handling the treatments. So she is pleased with me. God is good!!


26 March 2011

Yesterday marked the halfway point in my radiotherapy treatments - only 12 more to go. Thankfully they have gone well for which I am grateful. I did get a bit tired toward the end of the week, but I had a good nights sleep last night so I am feeling rested today. It will be good to be back in the states for my medical leave so that I can have time to recuperate from all the chemo and radiotherapy treatments. I am looking forward to spending quality time with my family as well.


20 March 2011

This evening I took a walk along the sea on the promenade as the tide was in. I walked further than I have since last autumn which is a good indication that I am getting stronger day by day!! I love listening to the sound of the waves crashing in on the rocks and as I sat on a bench for a few minutes I reflected on the greatness of our God!! One of the songs we sang in our church service this morning was 'King of Kings, Majesty'. The chorus goes like this:

"Your majesty I can but bow.
I lay my all before you now,
in royal robes, I don't deserve,
I live to serve your majesty."