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Friday, January 17, 2014

Thanks for praying!

Thanks everyone for praying for Naomi, she is at home and resting now.

As for me, I return to the surgeon's office on Monday for a check up. I am still supposed to start chemo on Friday the 24th, but I have not received my schedule yet. The office was supposed to call this week.
I still need to have a port put in before I can have the infusions.

I have been having more pain around the surgical site as the nerves are coming back to life! I have heard it could go on for at least a year or more.
There is also phantom pain because the nerves do not know yet that that part of my body is gone...They remember the route, and act like it's still the same...Weird!

I had a hard day emotionally today and asked God to send an angel with a message of hope.
When Jeff came home from work we went to get something for dinner, and we saw the most amazing sunset ever! I wish I had my camera...Though I knew that a picture would not have done it justice...and then I realized...That sunset was my message! So I just drank it all in, smiled and silently thanked the Lord for the beautiful sight that was spread out before my eyes.

The heavens do declare His glory...And so do I!

~In His grace~


Reformed rebel said...

Hi Lisa ~ So thankful the Lord gave you the message you needed. So wish I could just stop over for a visit and keep you company some time. I know the Lord is there with you and He is doing a good job of taking care of you. Thank you for all the encouraging comments you have left for me lately. You are a good friend.
Blessings and love....Chelle

Anonymous said...

Our Lord is there...oh, He is there :0)

child of God said...

Hi Lisa,
Nice message of love!! Sunsets and sunrises are always so warming, kind of like a colourful rainbow. Praying and praying for you and will pray about this pain you are experiencing. You are not walking this alone, we love you.
Glad to hear Naomi is home and recovering.

Psalm 126:5
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!

Jedidja said...

I'm sorry that you have phantom pain. I will pray for you that you may experience His strenght in your weakness. His grace is sufficient for you, every day. With words you may share how beautiful the sunset was. But it was a gift special for you! God is your Sun and Your Shield.

Denise said...

Hi Lisa,
Oh; I have been away so long! Chelle filled me in on what you have been going through, and I am SO sorry I haven't been here sooner! My love and prayers are enormous for you sweet friend; I know that God is with you every minute of the day; right by your side with words of love, hope, and peace.

I am back to blogging (after along break because I got dumped out of Blogger) I am now over at and am slowly reconnecting with my sweet sisters.

I wish you the very best, and will be praying and visiting again soon. :)
Love you!

Brenda said...

Hi Lisa,
I pray too that your pain will go and that your body will heal completely. Every day of our lives is written in His book before even one of them was formed. He knew you would go out for dinner at that time and knew that you would see the beautiful sunset. Keep your eyes upon the Son of God always Lisa and what He has said to you.
God bless you and Naomi too.

Lily said...

I am so pleased your friend has come safely through the surgery. I am sorry to hear you had an emotionally raw day. My Mum came through breast and uterine cancer and it does get better. I expect it will be something of a relief to get the chemo going so you can feel you are zapping away the cancer. Thinking of you. Lily. xxx

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Chelle,
I wish you could too...I always think about you whenever I visit your blog or you visit here and it does feel like a real visit...I am so thankful for being able to do that!
You are a good friend too...
Blessings and love to you too~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Sweetie,
I read your post about the treadmill workout. I have been doing that also! A LOT slower than you though!
That scripture has come to me many times over the last month or so...I know there will always be a reaping of joy...but first the tears must fall...Father keeps them stored in a bottle.
I love you too, my friend~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Jedidja,
Thank you for your prayers...They are so appreciated!
I have been experiencing many moments of His strength...Times when I know I cannot do it myself...What a wonderful beautiful Savior we serve.
Blessings and love~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Oh Denise...So good to hear from you!
Why did blogger dump you?...I have bookmarked your new address...I wondered what was up...thought maybe you were taking a break after the holidays...I've been kind of out of it myself lately. Sometimes I come on here and only read the blogs that have been updated...Wanting to update my own more, but running out of steam before I can even get blogger to open...It's been giving me problems too lately with lots of error messages...Is that how it starts?
Love & ((hugs)) ~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Brenda,
Funny you should mention that Psalm...This was what I recited to my husband on the way to dinner last night! Just before seeing that sunset...It is the answer whenever we start to question Why.
I am hanging onto His promises!
Blessings and love~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Lily,
That is so very encouraging whenever I hear of women who have successfully gone through this thing...It is brighter on the other side of this disease!
I already realize just how much more precious things are since being diagnosed...Priorities have definitely been set right.
Yes, it will feel like I am doing something once chemo starts...It is so hard waiting for everything to begin!
Thank you for thinking of me :) XoX ~Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Maria,
His presence can be felt...and it is so awesome that he sends me what I need exactly when I need it...Just like that sunset!
There is so much joy amidst the pain...makes it all worth it don't you think?
~Blessings and love to you~ Lisa

Deanna said...

I've still had you in my prayers!
So happy about your special time with God enjoying His sunset. Special gift and special timing just for you.
Looking forward to your future posts and updates.
May the Lord be your anchor... and your hubby's too!
Blessings, Deanna

Just Be Real said...

Dear one happy new year. Thank you for sharing the update to your friend. Blessings.

Sharon said...

Praying that the Lord will relieve this pain for you. And, that your scheduled treatments will commence soon. I know you're ready to face the battle, and eager to get started. You continue to be an inspiration to me - especially as I am facing a hardship in my own life right now.

Your joy in the middle of suffering speaks volumes to my soul. Thank you.


Dee said...

I have a friend who went through a life threatening illness and when she got better she said the one thing she missed was how close she felt the Lord next to her. She said he is still with her, but at the peak of her illness she felt him even more. I am glad your friend is home...and look forward when your chemo is over and you are out and about.

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