Saturday, March 21, 2009

An Unexpected Bonus, Times Two!

Today was a great day! I had plenty of energy and even took a fairly lengthy walk as we had an unexpected day of sunshine after several weeks of dreary showers. I was on my feet for the majority of the day and even found time to clean up the kitchen after the mid-day meal.

The Lord planned an unexpected bonus in this day as well! My naturopath at the Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center in Renton, Dr. Paul Reilly, was the special guest on a call-in talk show on health-related matters on radio station KVI. Susan and I listened for a time, then I phoned in to express my thanks to Dr. Reilly for his skill and expertise in naturopathic oncology and for his seven years of competent care of me in my cancer journey. One thing Dr. Reilly said during the program was that "cancer is a word and not a sentence." Amen! Too many people view a cancer diagnosis as a death sentence, rather than a new beginning, a new chapter in one's life. And for the Christian, it is a journey of hope and faith! How encouraging it was for us to hear the familiar voice of Dr. Reilly over the air waves today, another token of God's great mercy to us in our journey of hope and faith!

The second bonus came with a phone call from Costco pharmacy informing us the Emend anti-nausea medicine has been approved!

Thank you for your continual prayers; they are such an encouragement to us.


Holston Family said...

This is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news! (Does this sound a bit Lawrence Welk-ish??) Anyway, we are rejoicing with you and your family for today's blessings!

Mike & Heather Holston

TJ said...

You guys continue to amaze me, or should I say God's grace in you amazes me! Much love, TJ