Tuesday, August 14, 2007


A friend just called. He's a good friend to have. He's an oncologist, an expert in his field. He goes all over teaching. Last night he was at our house and took a look at some lumps I found on my neck a couple of months ago. Last night he told me not to worry, that we shouldn't go any farther than we know we need to go, etc. Tonight he called to tell me that he had been thinking of me all day, that he and his wife had prayed for me and that he wanted to help me navigate through this situation. Although I am very grateful for his call, somehow it doesn't make me feel any better. Instead it makes me think that what he felt last night didn't feel normal. Well, in fact he told me that things were not going to end with the CT scan that I have scheduled for Thursday night, that I could count on having a biopsy. Now I know that that doesn't mean I have cancer, but the odds just went up, at least in my opinion. He said I have one of two things, either an infection (which could be something as light as mono) or cancer. He told me to go ahead and change my health care to Johns Hopkins, that way he can help me with scheduling and recommendations. I don't know, somehow that all sounds a little bit ominous.


MaryD said...

I will pray for you dear Paula. You are blessed to have a friend who can help you navigate this. You are also blessed that you are near good health care. Love you!

Sentient Marrow said...

One step at a time, right? Try not to be anxious because you know full well it won't help. I'll be praying for you. Try to REST in the Lord.

SusansPlace said...

I am praying, Paula. I am glad your friend was able to check things out and is going to be there with you. I will pray that it is a simple infection, easily cleared up with medication. Please keep us posted.


Household6 said...

Greg and I were just thinking of you guys and I thought I would check in. I guess the Lord laid you on our heart's for a reason. I will be praying for you, I know you must be worried. Keep us posted.

Heather Spencer

NoVA Dad said...

You've got my prayers as well, Paula. I want to second Sentient's comment, too -- one day at a time.