Kim's Prayer

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." --2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Saturday, May 27, 2006


I have deceided I sure like good news better than not so good news! As you read in the previous blog the chemo worked! Not only did it have a significant effect on the cancer, but the cancer was almost gone. Yes, you read correctly, it was almost all gone.There was only one node left that seemed to be active. We got home at 2:00 in the morning on Friday and at 10:00 that morning, I took my next to last chemo--for awhile anyway. I have to do one more next Friday and then I'm off for awhile.

The plan right now is to have surgery on July 7 and remove the nodes and I guess whatever else they need to remove. After I have healed from the surgery, radiation will be the next step. I don't reallly know how long or any details about the radiation, but will just do whatever they tell me to do. After the radiation I think there will probably be more chemo in the cards, but Praise God there is light at the end of the tunnel. God is so good and he has answered our prayers in so many ways. I feel so happy. I feel like the guy on American Idol when he turned around and saw Clay Aiken standing there!

I just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers, love and concern. "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."-- James 5:16. The word perservence has a whole new meaning to me as well. You know it would not be the blog if I did not tell you a God thing, so here it goes:

Mark and I had met with the surgeon on Wednesday afternoon. She had told us that she would like to do surgery since my body was responding so well, but that she would have to get what she called "a round table conference" together. Well, I didn't realize I would be part of the round table conference. On Thursday. as we were going to my scheduled 1:30 Doctors appointment, airline tickets in hand and a car waiting to take us to the airport, we passed the surgeon. Now you have to realize how big this place is. 40,000 people across 4 buildings. As we passed her I said hello and kept walking. She walked on by and turned around and said "I'll see you at 4 o'clock." That's the first we'd heard of this meeting. Mark rushed back to the hotel and got us re-booked on a later flight and we made it just in time for my 1:30 appointment. Had we not just accidently bumped into the surgeon, we'd have missed the next critical step in determining a plan to get rid of this cancer. I could go on and on, but reallly what is left to say is What an Amazing God we serve. We have to keep believing!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

We got good news!

The latest combination of chemo worked! It made the cancer smaller and now we can move on to the next steps! I'll meet with the oncologist tomorrow and work out what I'm going to have to do next: more chemo? surgery? radiation? what order?

At least there's progress! God answers prayers!

Mark and I are going out to grab a bite and enjoy hot and humid Houston. Thanks for all of your prayers. They're being answered!

Friday, May 19, 2006

pray believing!!

Today was the last day of school for two of my children and they could not be happier. We had one of the end of year parties at our house today and most of the day there were about 25 third graders in our pool. The water was sooo cold and not one of the kids cared. They pretty much stayed in the pool all day.

Now that the party is over I'm starting to focus on next week. As I was going through some of Lehman's end of the year papers, his journal entry last Monday was pray believing! I'm turning up the heat! No room here for one single thought other than complete healing. I want to pray believing and thanking God for my complete healing. My platelets were a little low today so pray they will come on up! Pray for safe travel to Houston and back and for my Parents and the kids while we are gone and keep on Thanking God for my complete healing.

I'm hearing the shouts already praising God for what he has already done! In fact I'm, praying that everyone reading this blog will have their prayers met this week. God knows who you are and what we want. We are living in Gods favor and we are living abundantly! The only person who can rob of of this is ourself by not believing! I'm fired up now! BELIEVE, BELIEVE BELIEVE! I can't wait to go because I can't wait to hear my good news! Please blog this week how God is answering your prayers because he is going to!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

It's been awhile!

I realize it has been awhile since I've blogged, so here is a llttle update! I have received 2 rounds of my new chemo drug and have 2 left to go. My plans are still to go back to Houston on May 23 and they will do all the tests again and see where we are. I will admit the news in Houston was not what I wanted to hear, but as I said before, it could have been a whole lot worse.

I haven't blogged in awhile because I did not know what to say. It always seemed so obvious before, and lately, it seems as though things have been quiet. I have loved reading some of the blogs about when I was little. Now I know where My kids get their little mischievious personalities. I thought it interesting the day I got one from McCrory FUMC (where we lived in the 70's), the K-love encouraging word for the day was Psalm 71:5; "For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD my confidence since my youth."

Growing up we moved around a lot, and I will admit for a young (mischievious) girl this was not easy. Just about the time you felt like you fit in, it was time to go. I did not understand at all why I was the one who always had to move. Looking back now, it was always the best thing for me. Opportunities I would never have had if I had stayed where God did not intend. It made me who I am today, and I think my cancer is doing the same thing. As horrible as it is. It is making me who God intends me to be today. I look back at that little girl in the 2nd pew and God knew then that I was gonna need more than one church family to pray me out of this and shape me into what he wants me to be. It is never easy but I think I'm gonna look back someday and realize it was the best thing for me, and was all somehow part of his perfect plan.