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Restlessness and impatience change
nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but
in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things
safely in His hands.- Elisabeth Elliot
One week ago today I heard the four words I hoped I would never hear again:
"My tumor came back."
Since Matt's brain surgery 10 years ago, he gets MRIs about once a year. He had one back in February, which we were told was completely clear, and his next one was scheduled for July.
A couple weeks ago, he began experiencing daily headaches, fatigue, and loss of balance. We attributed these symptoms to side effects from some seizure medications he was taking, as well as withdrawals from a medication he was taking for Parkinsonism-type symptoms. But after a few days of the headaches, we decided it would be best to get the MRI done sooner than it was scheduled.
The MRI was moved up to last Tuesday morning, and a few hours later he called me with the results-the tumor had returned. He was at work at the time and was told to go immediately to the hospital. His boss took him there, and I met them there later after I got the call from Matt.
It's been 2 weeks Matt's brain surgery. He's been doing great and has recovered exceptionally well from the surgery.
We had an easy, relaxing week last week as he recovered, even though we were anxious to get the pathology results back. I did go in to work, since Matt's parents were here to be with Matt, which really helped.
I tried really hard last week not to think about the results but to just live in the moment and take it one day at a time, not worrying or thinking too much about what was to come. I wasn't always successful at that, but one thing that helped was that I made a focused effort to live in the present, enjoy every moment, and to be thankful for each day's blessings. Things like:
Getting in a workout at the gym...
Or at home in the front yard...
Enjoying some relaxing pool time...
Taking a walk through the park...
A ride in the Jeep(after he was cleared to drive, of course)...
And walking our boy...
These things may seem like nothing...just no…
Well, Fall definitely decided to show up this week! Tuesday was the most gorgeous day. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect, fall day. 70s, sunshine, not a single cloud in the sky. Then the past couple days it's been rainy and cold! It's currently 62 degrees in my house right now-I'm freezing! Oh well, just better snuggle weather! :)
I finally got my hair cut Tuesday, and it looks sooo much better! It's amazing how great a fresh cut can make you feel! I really wish I could have hair down to my butt, but unfortunately, it's not healthy enough for that.
It's almost October, which means a new Scripture writing plan! Is anyone following along? I really enjoy these.
I made a big ol' pot of chili today to have for dinner tonight! I looooove me some chili. I get home late on Fridays, so it's nice to come home and not have to cook anything. I make my chili different every time, but today I used: