Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Week 4 Radiation Therapy Blessings!



Thank you!....I appreciate so very much your prayers...they are effectual!!

I have had opportunity as we have prayed to talk with others around me...no other patients but my radiation team...all great people! Very receptive! We are having a special meeting Easter week at our church and I've already invited some out..please pray they come. Our visiting preacher has an amazing testimony of who's tract I gave out. None can deny by this man's life the wonderful work of GRACE...as in our own lives.

A young man recently visited our church and sang a song I had never heard before and I was so touched...tears came(of course with me this happens often!!). I asked him afterwards if he could send me the words..and he opens his binder and hands me the page!!! Praise the LORD!

"You're Looking At God's Grace"

Take a look at my hands, there's no nail print there.
Take a look at my brow, no crown of thorns do I wear.
Take a look at my back, no whip has ever left a trace.
Take a good look at me, you're looking at God's Grace.

When you're looking at me...you're looking at God's Grace.
I should have hung on the cross in disgrace.
But God sent his Son there to die in my place.
When you're looking at me, you're looking at God's Grace.

(partial song lyrics)

How true this is for those who have trusted the LORD Jesus as their personal Saviour! Just a sinner...seeking redemption and finding God's Grace! and the humble thanksgiving of what he bore for us on the cross of Calvary!

This too was me one day. I pray when I go for my treatments...that they see this in me also...

When you're looking at me...you're looking at God's Grace!

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God... Ephesians 2:8 KJV

I spoke today with my sweet technicians of trusting God's will for my life when I was first diagnosed. How I pray...my time there will yield fruit...

Our Ladies Luncheon is coming up and the theme is

"BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED"

Bloom in planting seeds where you are, seedlings reseeding!...Bloom in your own spiritual growth and Bloom by being a blessing where you are!

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I spoke with my Radiation Oncologist today (Tuesdays). For your information..it is NORMAL to feel some pain. The tumor removed left a cavity and also the nerves and blood vessels are healing. This can last up to a year. A type of "electrical" shooting. Brief but noticeable. I mainly felt this on Friday and Saturday...my main fatigue days also. ALL NORMAL. I have lost a few pounds..YEA! and amazingly my blood pressure is going down!! So I'm doing well with radiation therapy!!

My skin, I'm told, will start to show some marked treatments signs this next week. Also this 4th and 5th week...will be the most felt of the fatigue. Thankfully, I have friends coming from out of town for the luncheon and meeting (the 6th week!)...so I have HELP on the way! God's timing is so PERFECT!

Thank you once again for your prayers and sweet comments!
HOPE

2 comments:

A Quiet, Gracious Life said...

*Love* the song!

And I'm so glad things are going so well for you.....You are an inspiration my friend. (o:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Hope, I am so glad to hear that things are going well for you, I just wish so much that I was there to help you in any way that I could.

I loved the words to the song.Thank you for sharing them with us also. May God continue to bless you and continue with your healing. love you,connie