Monday, March 19, 2012

And so it begins...

Well, if you don't know already, I have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma.  It's a blood plasma cancer.  My doctor says that I barely meet the criteria for the diagnosis, but I do meet it.  He also said if he had to give it a stage, he would say I'm barely Stage 1.  In the next 2-3 weeks, he's going to have me go down to MD Anderson & consult with a good friend of his who is a specialist in multiple myeloma.  Then we will go from there.

I don't know what the next few weeks or months will hold, but I know who holds those next few weeks or months. Do you know Him?  He's my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.  He has me in the palm of His hand & that's where I plan to stay.  If you don't know Him, let me know & I'll introduce you.

I hope to be better about updating this blog than I was about writing in my diary as a girl or a journal as an adult, but we'll just have to see.  I may just end up posting when something big-ish happens, but my thoughts are that I would also like to post about what God reveals of Himself to me on this journey.

All I ask is that you keep me in your prayers.  I figure if enough people are bugging the Father about me, He'll eventually get so tired of us He'll give us the answer we want.  OK...maybe He doesn't work quite like that, but I do covet your prayers.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.  I'll do my best to answer them & if I don't know the answer, I'll try to find out for you.

Please know your love & prayers are sustaining me through this.  I have that "peace that passes all understanding" and I am so thankful for that!


Roz said...

I think this is a wonderful start!! I am praying for you and for your family for strength through all of this. God has it and it will all be good. :-)

Amy said...

My sweet Jana...I love you so very much and am so very proud to call you friend. I will bug our Father every day, many times a day, for you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Remember...Jer. 29:11


Bette Dossman said...

I am confident you will write what you need to. Will be keeping up! Love you, Lady!!

Gillie said...

I just read your second paragraph to the WT and now have tears in my eyes. God bless you and keep you safe, dear friend, in this journey.

Milly~ said...

You know my prayers are with you Jana. Doctors give us the news and the God deals with the healing. Hugs.

Denise SA said...

Dear Jana thank you for inviting us to travel with you on this journey. As we all know none of us know what tomorrow will bring but I hope it brings you good news.

Karen said...

Praying for you. You have it right when you know Who holds the future.

We are struggling with our own health problems and no diagnosis as yet in my 13 year old daughter. We have to keep trusting and taking one day at a time.


Librarystitcher said...

Jana, Of course you are on my prayer list. I will checking in to check in on you. Okease renenber the poem called Footsteps. Jesus will walk beside and carry you when you can't walk.