Tuesday, May 4, 2010


This will be just a quick update on what is happening with my biopsy. First let me start by saying how much I appreciate all the prayers, comments and e-mails from you all.. I have DEFINITELY felt God's peace through this so far, and for those of you who know me well, you know how easily I tend to panic in situations like this so I KNOW it is coming from Him. I am simply unable to muster it up on my own. I have found my mind wondering of course a couple of time to the "what ifs" but quickly have been able to bring my thoughts back into captivity by Him..

2Cr 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

I found out today that I had to request the mamo films BEFORE they could schedule the biopsy (A FACT YOU THINK THEY MIGHT HAVE MENTIONED) and also found out that it takes 48 hours to get the films after you request them. Then I have to pick them up and take them over to the place that will do the biopsy and they will schedule the test after viewing them for themselves. They told me it will probably then be at least one week if not two from that point before I will actually get the test! Soo, as you can clearly see, I am just going to have to wait. Not something I EVER do well, but especially with something this large hanging in the balance, will be VERY difficult. HOWEVER, I will admit my original reaction was a few tears of frustration and a moment or two of panic. It bothers me how quickly it seems things seem to get dropped or slip through the cracks if you’re not really watching. If I hadn't been calling around on my own I wonder how long it might have taken to find out that I needed to request the films. But, I quickly prayed and began to feel a little better and then my oldest son Joe called (about another matter altogether) and he knows me very well and could tell I was a little "weird"...He talked to me and within a half hour or so I felt soo much better. I believe he was the answer to my quick prayer. Often times I believe God will send an answer with skin on, haha...

So, I guess for now I just wait. I still believe there are no accidents or coincidences or chance happenings. I have put my life in the hands of my Savior and He will work out all the details for me. I have done everything I can do and so now He will work out all the little details for me. I soo appreciate your continued prayers on all of this and when I FINALLY do know when the biopsy is to be I will tell you so that you can cover it all in prayer.  And in the meantime, I have many other happy and peaceful  things and ways to occupy my mind and heart, and how I thank Him for that. 

God Bless you all....


  1. Blessings Debbie, So glad that you found out ahead of time about requesting the files but it reminded me that none of this, timing and all, is a surprise to our Lord. He is going before you-picking the right doctors etc for the biopsy. Thank you for the update and by all means keep me posted.
    Hugs, Noreen

  2. Thanks for the update Debbie. You have been on my mind. I sure hope it all goes well!!

  3. God is already going before you and preparing the path my friend! HE is with you and we are praying....let Peace guide you.....

    I am so thankful you can so clearly see HIS hand in the steps so far...your son calling, finding out about the films now instead of a week later...That is sooo GOD! Thank you Lord for leading Debbie Father each and every day....

    Love you my friend....Trusting with you!

  4. Hi lovely friend,
    Sorry that you're having to "run around" like this! It sure can be frustrating. One thing I have learned is that we HAVE to advocate for ourselves!! I haven't mentioned much about my neurologist, but I wasn't very impressed with her. I will be listening to what she says in response to my MRI, but then will get a 2nd opinion...I think. Hopefully there will be no need for one!

    Just keep resting in His arms. That's what I'm doing. The point of all that we deal with is that it has it's perfect work in our lives and in the lives of those we know, and brings us closer to God!
    Did I tell you that the MRI building was named the Daniel building and that as soon as I saw it, the Holy Spirit quickened me inside, my eyes teared up, and God let me know I was going to be ok by reminding me of Daniel and the lion's den? How cool is that??
    He knows us so very well...and I'm so glad!!

    It is such a privilege to pray for you, sweet Deb! You're such a blessing!!
    Love you bunches,

  5. I got on today to see if there was any update...praying for you!!!
    Blessings and peace in Him,

  6. Dear Debbie,
    Waiting is hard but you are in His hands and He will be with you. As simple as a call from your son, is a sign that He is taking care of you! He is wonderful! Praying for you, my friend.

    Blessings and hugs,

  7. Deb, unfortunately with healthcare today you need to be proactive. Get copies of everything: reports, etc. This way if you see a consultant and the records aren't yet there, you bring a copy.

    I love how you are relying on the Lord. However, I know how our flesh gets in the way at times. Please know that your sisters in Christ are upholding you.

    Love you,

  8. I know it is so hard to wait and frustrating for it to be made longer by something like having to request films! We may never know God's reason for the delay or we may find out very soon, but I am sure He has a good purpose. Keep saying those quick prayers for help when you start to get overwhelmed with fear or worry, when I had my brush with cancer those prayers or even just whispering the name "Jesus" got me through. God would either provide a divine distraction, a person to help, or would just wash a sense of peace over me. I'm praying for you sweet friend!!

  9. Whatever you may face, I pray HIS grace, grace GRACE.

  10. So glad you left the update - sorry about the frustrations but so happy to hear you say that you have peaceful and happy things to occupy your heart and mind! What a sweet testimony...you are an encouragement.

    I have a routine visit with my oncologist tomorrow and then after the visit begin the last of maintenance treatments....the next four Wednesdays..then done:) I have several hours tethered to an IV pole and (too) much time on my hands..so I try to pray- and I will be thining of you, friend. Hugs, Jennifer

  11. Yes Debbie, He is working out all of the details, You said it right, you have done your part, and now He is going to do His. He knows who to put in your way and when the time is right, You are so right to concentrate on the good things that He has provided for you. The enemy wants you to wring your hands and just sit and worry, because when that happens doubt and fear creeps in. So dear friend keep trusting Him.Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Oh Debbie, I've been so busy lately that I haven't been on to look at blogs or anything and I'm so, so, so upset that I haven't. I am sending up a prayer for you right now. This is very disturbing news for me. I know I don't talk to you or see you on a daily basis, but you mean so much to me. My Mom went through this and that was hard. I hope that everything is fine, and that you have nothing to worry about. A few tears have come to my eyes in knowing of your situation. I know that if there is something to worry about, you will fight it and win. Love you Debbie, and keep your faith in Him as you have. He'll lead you through.

    Praying for you.


  13. Lots of hugs, and glad you been reminded, God is so able.
    Hugs Barbara

  14. Hi Debbie,
    I have been so busy lateley that I have not been doing my ususal blog visiting, and I am so sorry to have missed this. I pray that all goes well with the biopsy, I went through this a little over 4 years ago. My prayers are with you and I will check back. If you need anything at all please call me anytime. I ditto all that Kristi said, you have become such a special friend.
    Keep the faith, as I know you will, you are so strong and I am sure God has so many more plans for your future, you are such and inspiration to us all.

  15. Thinking of you Debbie. Hang in there.,


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