Sunday, July 27, 2008

Could it be Harry & David?

Just a few weeks ago my chemo provider was switched. Boy was that one confusing day for me. We were not informed that our insurance company decided to switch. My oncologist even used another docs script pad to write on (Later finding out my doc was out of town so another was filling in). Never heard of Dr. Finnie before. so... in short it was an ordeal prior to leaving for our Indiana trip. Phone calls, messages, etc. ya da ya da ya da... Our copay even changed. The above picture show how our first chemo provider overnighted the goods. On our front porch one might think they are getting a wonderful perishable surprise from Harry & David. But no that's not the case... not a delicious pear or chocolate will be had. SIGH. It's just poison for the brain. Kill those cancer cells Temodar! Oh joy. The new provider packages their bottles in a normal fed ex box and won't leave it on our porch. Understand. It is delivered to Dave's work for signage. Bottles pictured are in a biohazard bag. Lovely.
I am thankful for a few specific things in this blog:

1. God who so abundantly provides for our every need. (did you hear? EVERY one!)
2. Work insurance to help defray the cost of cancer bills: MRI scans, bloodwork, chemo, dr. copays, etc.
3. Friends and family being the hands and feet of Jesus. Thank you!
4. Dave has a job. Not just any job but one he enjoys. They are a great employer.
5. Temodar provider has been handled for now.
Below are verses that spoke to me in church. I put in italics the portions of importance. Not that it ALL isn't important- ya know?
2 Timothy 1.7-13:For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.


Danielle in MO said...

that was a cute post... sure wish it was Harry and David for you guys but grateful that it is helping!!!!!!!!! You will have to check back on my blog in the next day or so - I will post a few more pics from the trip... maybe even one of me! :)

Anonymous said...

Checking daily. (I love Harry and David, I just can't afford them!)

:-) Erika

Anonymous said...

I second the motion @ loving Harry and David...AND the motion about them being pricey....not that boxes of biohazard aren't pricey...they're probably actually MORE pricey than Harry and David, if you can BUH-leeve that! I would agree, though...I'd much rather find chocolate, pears, and nuts on my porch than chemo... Loved the post, Kate. Hugs. Laura Joback

Anonymous said...

Thankful this morning that God provides for us; yes, even biohazards which have a needed purpose, and which arrive to us in seemingly odd manners and at odd destinations:)

Anonymous said...

Oh so amuse me! :) I wish it were Harry and David for your sake. But so far don't think research has shown chocolate can cure everything...although I believe it heals just about everything(that's what I tell myself). You got me craving chocolate right now. haha I pray you keep on the healthy path and with good test results. Amen from me girl!! Miss you. Hope to see you at the pool soon. xoxo Stacy J