I forgot to post days 12-30...
Day #12 - I'm
thankful for my port. I had no idea what one was before February and
hated it at first. However, after reading about how ironically toxic (as
well as life saving) chemo can be if it touches skin or leaks from an
IV or vein, I'm glad to have it...even if I keep it indefinitely for
now...and even when the kids call it special names!
Day #13 - I'm thankful for those who support Cookson Hills Christian Ministries (where I work). We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner at First Christian Church in Grove, OK. Truly great partners in ministry!
Day #14 - I'm thankful for my doctors and their staff!
I want to give a shout out to:
Carleen Huffman, NP at Kansas Medical Clinical who takes care of me, prays for me, and referred me to my surgeon...
Dr. Stephen Bruns at Surgery Inc in Tulsa who has cut me open several
times (hernia x 2, gall bladder, needle biopsy, lymph node removal, port
placement, and someday port removal). He gave me the initial diagnosis of lymphoma with sincere concern and referred me to my oncologist.
Dr. Scott McHam and Julie Spears, NP at Tulsa Cancer Institute who gave
me my official diagnosis and treatment plan with just the right amount
of information along the way. They take the time to answer all of my
questions and said my treatment showed "excellent" results.
And all of my nurses ROCK!
Day #15 - I'm thankful for weekends! After working all week, it's nice to have a couple of days at home.
#16 - I'm thankful for CT and PET scans that can see what's going on
inside my body when there may not be outward symptoms!!!
Day #17 - I'm thankful for my Facebook friends who are a HUGE encouragement!
#18 - I'm thankful for easy access to the gym and weight room here on
campus so we can still work out when it gets dark way too early!
Day #19 - I'm thankful for friends who let me vent and know that it's nothing more than venting.
#20 - Deep down I'm thankful for our crazy dog. Tonight I thought he was
trying to give me kisses, but it turned out he just wanted the bandana
on my head.
Day #21 - I'm thankful that in a world of inconsistencies, God is always faithful!
#22 - I'm thankful for a night at home on a cold evening with hot
coffee, warm banana chocolate chip muffins, and checking in with my
friends on Facebook.
Day #23 - I'm thankful for the book of Psalms and a new perspective on God as my refuge!
Day #24 - I'm thankful for Sunday afternoon naps!!!
#25 - I'm thankful that my chicken partnership doesn't require me to
dispose of the dead chicken I found this morning (and one found earlier
Day #26 - I'm thankful for my friend Marsha who is always there when I need her even when we live many miles apart and don't talk often enough.
#27 - I'm thankful for movie night with my girls - even if it was
Catching Fire...when I haven't seen Hunger Games...or read the
books...and it left me hanging for Mocking Jay.
#28 - I'm thankful for Thanksgiving at my mom's with my sister and her
kids and being able to spend some time at my grandma's!
Day #29 - I'm thankful my daughter has a job this semester...even though it meant working horrible hours Thanksgiving weekend. Proud of her!
#30 - "Thankfulness is a conscious response that comes from looking
beyond our blessings to their source. As Christians, we have been
forgiven, saved from death, and adopted as God’s children. There could
be no better reason for a grateful heart!" - Henry T Blackaby &