Waiting for Report

January 10, 2009 at 8:30 am 1 comment

We must wait until Jan. 15 to get the report about Dan’s C-T Scan when we see the Oncologist.  The Family Dr. is not trained to read  C-T Scans.  We did not make clear that we need to know exactly how much is fluid, and how much is mass.  Monday, I will call Dan’s oncologist in Texas to ask if he will compare this week’s Scan with December’s.  

We keep praying for healing, but our first desire is that God’s will be done whatever that may be.  Dan is weak and has daily pain from the bandage coming loose or being too tight – those things cause the tape to pull and create pain. This evening, he had to take a Vicodin to ease the pain.

At bedtime, he asked me to check the bandage that the talented RN had put on at 1:30 p.m. today.  She is quite good, but has to learn how to use this new tape.  Much to our dismay, the only tape holding  was at the top, and partly at the lower edge of the bandage.  It took me 1/2 hour to repair the bandage.  Dan gets so tired from having to lie still while I fumble with the tape.  I know how it must be attached, but I have poor eye-hand coordination.  I am left handed, but right eyed!  That makes it very challenging to get tape on Dan’s skin correctly.

Pray for peace for us, healing & freedom from pain for Dan.   Also, please, add to your prayer list, Samuel Obeng, our dear, dear brother in Kumasi, Ghana (West Africa). He is truly a man without guile.  He may need major surgery  – waiting for specialist’s report. He also has terrible back pain.  He is in his 60’s and is the “Dad,” and  “Grandfather” of many Christians in Ghana.

The good news is that Dan does not need morphine for the pain,  his appetite was good today, and the sunshine made the entire landscape glow.  I hope we always have eyes to see God’s glory in His amazing creation here on the coast of northern California.  As the full moon rose above Montara Mountain on my right, beautiful rose, pink, and purple wide ribbons of clouds spread above the greyish blue Pacific  on my left.  God, the Great Artist, blesses us daily no matter what Satan throws at us.  Praise God!  —  Anne and Dan


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  • 1. Sherrie Hammond  |  January 10, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Dearest Anne and Dan,
    I am praying for you and keeping you close in my thoughts. May God bless you with healing relief, peace, comfort, and kind encouragement.
    Love to you,
    Sherrie H.

    God’s Promise to help Christians fight every battle we face: “Jahaziel said, ‘Listen to me King Jehoshaphat, all you people living in Judah and Jerusalem! The Lord says this to you: ‘Don’t be afraid or worry about this large army, because the battle is not your battle. It is God’s battle (2 Chronicles 20:15-ETRV).” God consistently fights our battles for us for our good outcome. We choose courage, faith, and calm so God will win the battle in our favor.

    Jacob had to fight for the blessing. The Promise of God’s Blessing to Jacob: “Jacob was the last person to cross the river. But before he could cross, while he was still alone, a man [angel] came and wrestled with him. The man fought with him until the sun came up. The man saw that he could not defeat Jacob. So, he touched Jacob’s leg. At that time, Jacob’s leg was put out of joint. Then the man said to Jacob, ‘Let me go. The sun is coming up.’ But Jacob said, ‘I will not let you go. You must bless me.’ And the man said to him, ‘What is your name?’ And Jacob said, ‘My name is Jacob.’ Then the man said, ‘Your name will not be Jacob. Your name will now be Israel [meaning, he fights for or fights with God]. I give you this name because you have fought with God and with men, and you have not been defeated. So Jacob named the place Peniel [meaning, the face of God]. Jacob said, ‘At this place, I saw God face to face, but my life was spared (Genesis 32:24028,30-ETRV).” Jacob never gave up the fight for God’s blessing. Jacob fought all night with the angel until Jacob received God’s blessing. Never give up the fight for the good blessing from God.

    “In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust (Psalm 4:8).”


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