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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

System Overload

Ok - So I went to the Urologist today- and guess what - blood was found in the urine yet again. So that means that next week I will have 3 procedures done - to try to get to the bottom of my urology problems. Praying that it is nothing serious. I googled "blood in urine" and there is a list about 8 things it could be and it just scares me when one of the things listed is advanced bladder/kidney cancers- present with blood in urine. We are praying that it is something that will be able to be easily fixed. But oh my goodness- I already have my Port Removal surgery on Wed of next week - now I have a procedure on Tuesday and 2 on Friday. I also have a dental appointment for Tuesday - but  I am seriously considering postponing it - because that is not as important to do as getting to the bottom of my problems- so that comes first. And if I get all that stuff out of the way - and if I end up with having to have some kind of surgery or something I will have time to do it before the end of the year.

I have decided my biggest wish for my holidays next year - is to be able to go through Thanksgiving and Christmas without having a lot of medical stuff going on. Last year - I had just had my hysterectomy the week before Thanksgiving - and although it was known by the Drs, I did not know about the cancer yet - but once Dec 3rd rolled around it was bam, bam appointments. Now this year - I feel like I have had ALL sorts of things going on- a Dr appointment or two each week - along with 2 PT's each week. Friday I will see what I am looking at for December. If I have to continue with PT - I am going to see if I can take next week off. We have to get what ever we are going to do finished up before the first of the year.

I would appreciate continued prayers - That God will give me the courage and strength to face all of these procedures. Each one has discomfort to them, and they progressively get worse - with the last one being a procedure where they will numb my urethra area and then put a tube into my bladder- that has a camera to check out my bladder. I have heard from at least one lady that the procedure was not too hard but that it was tough afterwards. So I am a bit concerned. I will be SO happy to have this stuff behind me.

Ok - So when I worked at the Bakery - Apple Cakes is one of the main things we made! And about a week or two ago I ran into one of our customers and he asked me if I would/could make up some apple cakes for him for Thanksgiving. So guess what I did  - made apple cakes- these two small ones and a large one. I forgot to get a photo of the large one. I will take a photo next time.
He was so thankful and told me that they were really looking forward to enjoying them tomorrow!
Also he said that they would be ordering some more for Christmas!
Even though I am facing quite of bit of things that I am dreading - I am trying to keep an attitude of gratitude. All I have to do is ask - He will work it in me.
I am trying to focus on that which I have to be thankful for - so many things, too many to even list. But I am especially thankful to have hair again.
I am thankful for all the many blessings I have. I have a special story to share with you all - I am hoping to be able to share it by Friday. It is a perfect story to go along with this Thanksgiving season.

Hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving - Spend some time thinking about all the things you are thankful for it's a really good habit to get into -and not just on Thanksgiving but on a daily basis!


  1. Try not to panic Lisa, it has been noticed and you are quickly being seen to - but it really can be medication causing it. You have had some really toxic substances flowing through your system. It has been seen because you are under review, most people wouldn't even be aware as the amounts are so microscopic they are not obvious to the naked eye. Sending you love and prayers, Andrina X

  2. I am praying for you, my sweet friend. Oh how I wish we lived close to one another so I could bring you food and hug all over you. Fear and worry are not fun companions to have. I am praying for the doctor's to have answers and resolutions. I am praying for something extremely minor! I am sending you hugs and love through this computer.
    The apple cake looks amazing and makes my mouth water! I can almost smell its yummy goodness. :)
    Wishing you peace, joy, and love today. May you feel God's loving arms wrapped around you today.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear that you are continuing to go through so very much. You are in my prayers.

    Those apple cakes look so delicious!

    I hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs to you.

  4. Lisa, I am so sorry you are going through so much right now!
    I think it is wise to maybe postpone the dental appointment so that you can give yourself a little rest between everything else.
    I am surely praying that the blood in the urine is not anything serious...One good thing that we cancer patients do have is that nothing much gets a chance to develop too far without getting caught by our doctors with all the tests and checkups we must have for the next few years! We are already in the best of hands with Jesus...but our medical team are there for us also!
    Oh, how I love apple cake....I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving; we went to our oldest's daughters house and had fun with the grand kids.
    Blessings and love (and many prayers) to you, my friend~ Lisa


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