Welcome to the last week of February.....really??
~So it finally stopped raining...
...these flowers sure have helped brighten up things around here this past week.
Like so many other areas, we've had enough rain here to last us for a very long time.
The sun finally came out on Sunday afternoon and the last couple of days have been lovely!
Even I, the lover of rainy days, was getting my fill.
I guess I better soak up all the sunshine I can since more is on the way.
As you may remember, I underwent my third biopsy last week.
This time, I had the report in just two days and the results were very encouraging.
The doctor who did my procedure said she didn't think it looked like cancer, but inflammation,
and the report below came from the cytologist who tested the samples.
Of course were very relieved to get these result, still being a bit cautiously optimistic.
Dr. Allen still believes this is most likely a malignancy, not wanting to give false hope.
He also told us that he wants to be proven wrong.
And if you are relying on statistics, it is the most probable diagnosis.
BUT...my God is bigger and smarter than statistics!
One more biopsy (a different approach this time) will be scheduled very soon.
If this one doesn't prove cancer, I will likely begin a short course of steroids.
If the "tumor" shrinks with the steroids, then inflammation will be proven as well.
Autoimmune pancreatitis is when your body, for reasons unknown, attack it's own pancreas.
It's quite rare and often disguises itself as a malignant tumor, appearing as such on CT and MRI.
It is also very difficult to diagnose...thus the many biopsies.
So I say biopsy the heck out of me...as long as they don't miss any cancer!
I saw this meme on Facebook and immediately related it to what's going on in my life.
In order for the Lord to give us the desires of our heart, we need to be willing to wait on them.
Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you,and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
So I was all prepared to put out a plea to help our dear friend, Diane of Lavender Dreams.
Most of you already know that her lovely blog was removed for reasons unknown...
...but the good news is SHE GOT IT BACK, praise the Lord!
It's quite a mystery as to why this happened but the important thing is that she has her blog back!
I had not backed up my blog since I've been blogging...nearly six years.
Well, guess who's blog is all backed up now??
So today on the Wednesday Medley, Terri tells us that it is...
NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY
Hop on over to the Medley, copy and paste her questions to your own blog,
plug in your answers, and link up!
You just might find out something you didn't know before. 😉
...that's a real humdinger, isn't it? Or how about this one?
No real recipe here...if I remember correctly, this was my red, white and blue dessert last July 4th.