First and far most I want to say thank you. Thank you for all the kind comments, words of encouragement, prayers, and other support everyone has given me. I am truly overwhelmed by the response I have received from so many blog friends and crafters out there.
My surgery on April 15 went well and I’m feeling pretty good today.
Second, I must tell you about a wonderful thing that happened before surgery yesterday. Prior to surgery, I was scheduled to have a MRI pin positioning procedure to mark with a wire the second suspicious spot that was found last week on my MRI. The surgeon wanted to remove this also while he was doing the already known cancer tumor. We didn’t know if this second spot was cancer and rather than wait for more biopsies, it was scheduled for removal too.
At about 1 p.m., a regular MRI was performed to precisely graph and mark this second spot. Once the MRI was done, the Radiology doctor and the techs went into the control room to look over the slides to determine the location which then the pin and wire would be inserted around the suspicious spot. This process can take several minutes as they do their calculations and careful location mark for inserting the pin. Many minutes went by. Several of the MRI techs came by and talked and reassured me that they should be done soon but until then I must remain exactly still. More time went by.
Finally the Radiology doctor came up to me, where I lay with my head turned to the side, trying not to move a muscle during this wait. She said, “Cindy, we can’t find it. It’s completely not there, it has disappeared. I looked at her trying to understand the ramifications of this. She said again, it’s not there and we don’t need to do anything further. You can just go to surgery. At that moment, I fully understood and could only say, “Praise God.” I was so overwhelmed that I couldn’t speak. Even now as I type this I am emotionally shaken and have tears. I was allowed to sit up finally and was able to tell everyone in the room what I had known for several minutes. I told them it was a miracle! I told them that so many people were praying for me and sending good thoughts that our prayers had been answered. One tech told me that God works and moves in mysterious way which is so true.
So up to surgery where only the one known tumor was removed successfully and two sentinel lymph nodes were removed. Doctor stated that the nodes looked good and he should have the test results on them by Thursday. So keep those prayers and good thoughts coming as miracles and healing truly do happen.
Now on a crafting note, I am finishing up my recycled bag in honor of Earth Day on April 22. It’s a grocery tote bag that I crocheted from green-colored recycled plastic bags which is just the right size for your produce at the market. I’m calling it my green “greenie” bag and I will have the free pattern done and posted for Earth Day so do come back by for this cool green crafting project.
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