Monday, June 4

A Little Intimidated

Good morning everyone. I have to admit that this morning I am a little intimidated by everything that is going to happen today. I don't know all what happens with getting a port-cath right now, which is probably why I'm a little intimidated by the whole process.

I could really use prayer for that surgery today. That should be happening sometime around 1pm. (I'll be going into the hospital about 11 this morning) Then after that (no idea how long that will take) I'll chill in the hospital for a while to make sure everything went ok with the surgery and then I will head to Virginia Mason to start my chemo.

This time around on the chemo we're a little more prepared because we know how to handle different things (like hiccups) so that should limit some after-chemo pain a bit. But still I am going to need help from the Lord when it comes to swallowing ALL the pills they want me to swallow on a daily basis.

I read Psalm 40 again this morning, David's prayer to God is really great and his cry to God to rescue him mirrors how I am feeling. It never ceases to amaze me how something written 3000 years ago can be preserved and applicable today. Truly God is amazing!

Thanks for all your prayers!


1 comment:

  1. Ben ~ I was reading an article on the Seattle Times website about a little girl, Gloria, who has neuroblastoma. Someone left a comment with a portion of Romans 5 in it, and I thought I'd pass it along. I don't know if someone else has already left this for you or not. It talks of the hope we have in the glory of God.

    Romans 5:1-5

    "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."

    You and Lisa are both an amazing testament to the hope that God's Glory has given you. Thanks for sharing that with all of us. I'll be praying for you today.


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