These last few weeks have been full of anxiety, worry, hope, excitement, tears, laughter and just about any other emotion you can think of. As I posted in my last post my counts were not too hot therefore I was pushed back a week and a half on getting chemo. With that happening my surgery date was moved.
My first surgery date was June 27th and for some reason that day just didn’t feel right. I asked God multiple times to just give me peace and help me prepare for June 27th but I just never felt like that was going to be right.
When I called Dr. Lewis’s office the week before my last chemo treatment her P.A. said my next possible date would most likely be July 7th but that’s only if plastics would also be available. Dr. Lewis uses an awesome plastic surgeon in her rotationplasty surgeries to better reconstruct the skin. Before we hung up I told her I don’t know but I have a great feeling about 7/7 so let’s hope and pray it will be that day. Thanks be to God he answered those prayers and 7/7/16 is the day.
For those of you who might be wondering why I’m so excited about it being 7/7 I will be more than glad to tell you!
- Number 7 I just my favorite number. I mean who doesn’t love the lucky number 7!
- Number 7 has been my volleyball number in school or club since 6th grade. Since volleyball is also my favorite sport it just put the cherry on top of things.
- Lastly as my great Pastor, Pastor Jason Fry reminded me in the Bible the 7th day is the day of Devine completion. The day God had completed the work that had to be done to create earth so then he rested.
On the 7th day of the 7th month in the year of 2016 there will not be much resting but there will be completion. Yes my doctors will be working from anywhere to 6 to 9 hours on my leg (maybe even more) and my parents, family and friends will be waiting patiently inpatient to hear great news. Now the reason for my feeling of completion is because at last this nasty monster called CANCER will be out of my body! It will be a very emotional 7th day but I know it will be the beginning to my journey of healing and “new” life.
Yes, I will still have 6 more months of chemo and most likely won’t be in a prosthesis until next March but I feel nothing but positive vibes from here on out. I have told my parents I feel very positive about my outcome and as prepared as the Lord can make me therefore I’m excited!
These next two weeks will hopefully be relaxing and peaceful. I had a couple of appointments at MD Anderson yesterday (June 21st) and have some more on Monday the 27th but other than that we finally get to stay home.
I pray that in these next two weeks my anxiety will stay as low as possible (it is becoming more real as the days count down) and that I continue to be excited. Many people freak out when I say I’m excited about having an amputation but it’s an excitement that’s unexplained. It’s not the type of excitement you feel when something great happens but an excitement that you feel when you have a positive feeling about the outcome. Like I’ve said before I feel like all my 19 years of life God has prepared me for this and of course many other things that will come my way from here on out. I also pray for comfort for my family and friends as they also prepare for this. Y’all have all been amazing and I thank God daily for placing each and everyone of you in my life. Each of y’all play such a huge role in my life and healing process – so thank you!
As y’all wrap up reading this post I would like to ask y’all to stop and say a little prayer for my family, friends and me. This of course is not going to be an easy transition for anyone but I know that God will be there to help comfort each and everyone of us and make it as smooth as possible. Thank you in advanced.
“Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.”
My new snuggle buddy! She works wonders with anxity and tears!