Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Several friends have asked me some questions that I thought I would reply to here instead of responding to everyone personally. That way if others are wondering the same thing they will know as well.
1. Are you being treated in Florida or Tennessee?
We will be staying in Tennessee for my treatment. Some of you don't know, but we still have a house in Florida (unfortunately) so we travel back and forth quite a bit. We love our friends there though so it is sort of a blessing too even though we would love to sell our house. Nashville has great medical care and I am confident in the doctor that I have. Especially because he was the first one that didn't act like I was making a big deal out of nothing (and diagnosed my cancer). It is closer to my family in Michigan so my parents (and siblings...please visit sometime!) can travel down in much less time. Also, this is where Kevan's family is. I want to be here at the "farm" during my recuperation. I love it here. I mean....who wouldn't want to watch the "wild horses" travel through their property on their many adventures? It has been about 6 months and they are still running wild. My father-in-law and husband are building a deck off our back porch so that on my good days I will be able to enjoy the weather outside. The deck was already in our plans for the future so they thought it would be good to do it now instead of waiting. I'm pretty excited about it!
2. What will happen to your foster parenting goals?
As many of you know, Kevan and I have been going through the process of becoming foster parents. This will, of course, be put on hold for now. I did speak with our TN worker and she said that once I am cancer free they will still allow us to become foster parents. I was scared that this door might close due to having cancer previously, but she said that wouldn't be a problem. Praise God! We had two boys in mind already that we wanted to provide a home for (1 for fostering and 1 to adopt). Please pray for these anonymous boys. I am sad that Kevan and I won't be able to provide for them (and love on them!), but I know God will. Also, pray for the boy that we were thinking about adopting. He hadn't met us yet...he was only in our heart. He is 17 and wanted a forever family. Pray that God provides him one before he ages out of the system. You don't need his name to pray for him...God knows it!
3. Will you still be seeing the Hematologist?
Yes. For those that don't know I had to have a physical for our foster parenting approval and some of my blood work was suspicious for something else. So, I was referred to a hematologist. My oncological surgeon does not believe it is related to the breast cancer so he wants me to see him to see if I have anything else going on. That appointment is next Tuesday (4/17). I am hoping (and praying) that it IS because of the breast cancer and not something else or that when they rerun the blood work again it comes back normal.