Sunday, February 25, 2007

MRI this Friday!

I can't believe that March is the end of this week. My MRI is scheduled for Friday, March 2 at 9am. Pray for a smooth MRI with all the racket noises along with the clicks. It usually lasts 35 minutes from what I remember. I will have contrast injected into my veins as well. The biggest prayer is that no growth has occured. The doctors don't expect to see anything at this MRI. It is considered a baseline MRI per Dr. Simpson, radiation oncologist. Dave & I will meet with Dr. Linette, oncologist & Dr. Simpson on Wednesday, March 7 to discuss the results of the MRI. It is then that we will need to decide what course of treatment to follow.

My hair is still coming out. It may seem like not a big deal but I am ready to not have hair all over the counter, shower, my clothes, etc. New growth is not to be expected till June sometime. Even then it will probably be not as thick. Sparse. Thinning.

3 comments:

Laura Joback said...

Hey, girl...I was already counting the days until the end of the week when your MRI was scheduled. It's been on my mind,...well, rather, YOU've been on my mind. I was scrolling back through the blog & wanted to share w/ you my favorite "tree" analogy verse. It's always been Psalm 1: 1-4--

"How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he mediates day and night. He will be like a tree FIRMLY PLANTED by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season. And its leaf does not wither, and in whatever he does, he prospers."

I thought of you in reference to this verse b/c, you are now plunging your roots deep into the rich streamside dirt and truly "delighting yourself" in God's word like you hadn't in a long time (the "dry bones" thing, remember?). I thought of you pondering God both day and night (like at 5am before your alarm goes off [groan]. I also see you in this passage b/c you are TRULY bearing fruit in this "season" of your life. Love you & sending hugs: Laura

Barb said...

Hello, Kate.

You may not remember me - it is Barb (Fisher) Adair from 7th/8th grade. I learned about your brain tumor and this blog from various people who are praying for you, and I just wanted you to know that you have another out there praying. Your praise and admiration for God during this time is such a testimony - it is apparent He is using you in so many ways. God is more powerful than cancer, and He is worthy of our praise always. I have been and will continue to pray for you and your family.

Barb

Anonymous said...

Kate,

Praying for your upcoming MRI and for peace of mind for you. Also, make sure Stuart gets to vote on the name for the new baby elephant!! (236 lbs!! How's THAT for a rough delivery?)

:) Erika