Friday, February 4, 2011

Just an Update

Our week has been busy. Selena and I took Pal to the vet and found out that he is about a year old. The vet said he is in good health and he got all his shots since we didn’t know if he had ever had any shots or not. He has come along ways in the few weeks we have had him. When we first got him he didn’t know how to play, nor even how to communicate that he needed to go outside or was hungry. We are happy to say that this is not the case now. He plays a lot with all of us especially Selena. He has learned that he does indeed need to tell us when he needs to go outside, and believe me if he wants to go while Selena is taking a nap, he does very well at waiting until she gets up, a few times he has gone to her door where he will whimper trying to wake her up. He even went out for a bit on Tuesday on his tie out and played with the neighbor dogs.

On Wednesday I had my check up with my Oncologist. While the news was pretty much the same as usual, I think it was the BEST news I received. I am finally on my final step towards being in the cured category. I now will go every 6 months, and he only wants scans for the next two years, one per year, so not another scan until September. I truly was not surprised in the least by what he had to say today, since I have been feeling so well. It was nice thought to have it all confirmed.

As so many of you know I do not air a lot of personal baggage here on my blog. I want to thank everyone who sent me sweet notes of encouragement after I made the short blurb about my daughter. I am feeling much better. I wasn’t going to blog anything about that here, but I had reached a point where I just couldn’t keep it inside any longer. I just love the way God can work in our lives. The same day I posted that, Papa and I started a small group at church. The topic that night was dealing with life crisis. Truly it was the message we needed to hear. Your sweet notes of encouragement, and this message helped me to focus once again on God, knowing that I am not in control of what my daughter does. It also helped me to get my perspective again, that God gave us Selena to care for and protect. The decisions we made truly were in the best interest of Selena. She has to come first, we have to think of how every decision we make affects her. While yes, it would be nice for her to have a sibling, she doesn’t need the added stress of having her mother in and out of her life by our opening that door. We continue to pray that our daughter will someday realize she can’t continue to live the way she does and make such poor choices, and hey maybe God will be able to use this situation to begin to make her realize this. Anyway just a little thank you for all your love, prayers, and support. You know I hear some people say you can’t make friends over the Internet, but let me tell you some of my best friends are right here in the blogging world. Blogger’s really do know how to unite!

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  1. Thanks for sharing your good news. I'm so happy for you! Also, it sounds like you are feeling a lot better about everything. That is good!

    I am always impressed with how supportive blogland is; that is what made me announce my news so early. I know that I have lots of people praying for me and wishing me well!

  2. How exciting to be one step closer to cured! I was wanting to ask how your appointment went, but didn't ask for some strange reason that I can't remember now.

    I'll be praying all goes smoothly for your daughter for this pregnancy and that she gains wisdom this time around.

  3. I am so happy that you got good news from the doctor and made peace with the fact that you cannot help your daughter unless she helps herself. At least you can and do help Selena to grow into a kind, intelligent and independent person, and this is most important.

  4. I am so happy to hear you received good news from your doctor. I truly am.