Confidence

On Monday, I had an appointment with my medical oncologist due to some weird numb and cold sensations in my hands, arms and feet (weird because it’s been over 90 degrees every day for the past month or so) and to hear the results of the Caris report. Dr. Robbins recommended blood work and a CAT Scan. Wednesday afternoon, I had the CAT Scan and should get the results on Friday. Monday was the blood work. The results from the Caris Target Now report didn’t indicate any significant changes to our current treatments. The radiation burns have healed faster and better than expected and the stubborn wound behind my left ear from the first surgery on March 10th is finally beginning to heal. This week, my energy level is much better than last week.

It’s amazing to realize that 2010 is half over (or half undiscovered).

Lisa continues to be a huge encouragement to me during this strange journey. Chandler is at Word of Life camp this week and Mitchell is spending time with Lisa’s Mom, my parents and my sister Stacey. Our foster son has been blessed with some new resources to help keep him protected for the horrors of the “system”.

Through so much uncertainty, early this morning during my quiet time, I was reminded of where my confidence is found and renewed by reading the following passage.

“We Are at Peace With God Because of Jesus
Now that we have God’s approval because of faith, we have peace with God because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done. Through Christ we can approach God and stand in his favor. So we brag because of our confidence that we will receive glory from God. But that’s not all. We also brag when we are suffering. We know that suffering creates endurance, endurance creates character, and character creates confidence. We’re not ashamed to have this confidence, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
~Romans 5:1-5

This life is so fast and so short and so quick. The temporary suffering that each of us endures has the potential of making us more or less Christ-like. I choose to be confident.

Hopefully, the reconstruction plans (due to the May 17th accident) for Digital Lightbridge will be approved soon, so Anclote Construction can begin to remodel our office building.

Thank you for the comments to my Blog, Lisa’s CarePage, emails, cards and especially your prayers for healing. You are a blessing!

Press on friends, Rich

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