Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Pray for Peace, People Everywhere

Remember that Christmas song, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" In my head I keep singing this line from it: "Pray for peace, people everywhere..."

I know that it's not Christmas. (Yay - I know the correct date - at least that neuro test passed!) Instead, it's MRI Eve. A time to pray for peace...and hopefully another accurate and reassuring scan.

We are coming up on nearly six months since my diagnosis of a cancer that has a 12-14 month statistical prognosis. The likelihood of tumor recurrence within the first 6-9 months is high. One news article once gave me the willies by talking about how "most" GBM patients see the first signs of a fatal recurrence within the first nine months. I have an uneasy feeling but strive to remain hopeful. After all, based on the way I can breeze through any neuro test (100...93...86...79...72...65...58...51...) and easily navigate a bike through my neighborhood, I would appear to be okay. So I hope that the MRI will agree.

There have been other nervous times before, and I was carried through those times on the faith and prayers of good family and friends. I look forward to that help again, for I know that many are praying (and some are even fasting) for me. Every one helps, and every one is appreciated.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

God bless you, Krista. You are in my prayers. I pray for good news, along with strength and encouragement for you and your entire family. I will be checking for your update!

Mandi

Kate said...

I too am praying for you . . . and am hopeful the news is good! :)
Kate (a former 2ofus4now-er)

Anonymous said...

I will ABSOLUTELY be praying for you on Thursday.

Anonymous said...

Krista, my cousin has a brain tumer also and he reads your blogg on a regular basis. In his blogg last week he asked for prayers for you. He has a test like you just finished this Wednesday. He is hoping his results will be as good as yours.

Linda Mom of 3 girls said...

I hope you plant a garden of memories and continue to live in God's love. I lived in Arlington,Tx. for 6 years & just moved to FL. I am writing my funeral service. A friend of mine (we sang in the choir together) died in a car accident and I felt I should make my wishes known. I found your sight because I am searching for the English version of "How lovely is They Dwelling Place". I sang it many,many years ago and I loved it. I make memories and enjoy each moment. I am lucky to have good health, but being a nurse I have ministered to many patients. Love is God's greatest gift. May you live in the light of the resurrection. Linda
Here are some sights that have moved me: www.pathways-to peace.com/ and www.theinterviewwithgod.com/