Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Treatment 5 of 8 Update

I just got home from my first treatment at the Moores Cancer, Infusion Center. It was a very good experience, although I had a moment of worry regarding my vein. For those of you that have been kindly following my blog, you know that this has been my #1 prayer request-that my veins would hold up so I don't have to get a port.
I had both of my nurses try to go thru a new vein, because my vein that is usually used was still sore from last treatment. Both veins they tried blew. I was getting nervous. I whispered to Jason to text everyone to pray! A male nurse gave it a try and used some unconventional methods, but got the needle(a smaller size) in a different vein! I was so thankful and relieved. Thank you for all that prayed. Please keep praying for the next 3 chemos, that my "good" vein heals & can be used.
Today, before I left, I read my devotional Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. I accidentally read the entry for tomorrow, but it was meant to be. The perfect words for me this week. Since, I learned that I will most likely have to have radiation between surgery and reconstruction (which I was hoping to be spared). I felt disappointed at first, after speaking with the surgeon (although i loved her!). But, after having some time to digest the road ahead, I realized I just need to take it all in stride, one step at a time. And keep my eyes on the Lord, in whom my future has hope.
Here is the entry:
Let me prepare you for the day that stretches out before you. I know exactly what this day will contain, whereas you have only vague ideas about it. You would like to see a map, showing all the twists and turns of your journey. You'd feel more prepared if you could somehow visualize what is on what is on the road ahead. However, there is a better way to be prepared for whatever you will encounter today; Spend quality time with Me. I will not show you what is on the road ahead , but I will thoroughly equip you for the journey. My living Presence is your Companion each step of the way. Stay in continual communication with me, whispering My Name whenever you need to redirect your thoughts. Thus, you can walk through this day with your focus on Me. My abiding Presence is the best road map available.
Exodus 33:14, John 15:4-7


  1. Oh Britton,
    Thanks for this entry, especially the devotional segment of it! We go to Mariners Church and the Jesus Calling devotional is their pick for the year for the congregation to be going through! This particular passage you chose is helpful to me personally, as we have some other family members going through some difficult medical stuff, and I think the reminder that we need to reach out to God and not try to see and figure out the road ahead for ourselves is particularly valuable. Thanks and so grateful for the way you are motoring through this challenge/adventure, and sharing with the rest of us!

  2. Hi Britton! Someone mentioned that you had a blog and I'm grateful that I found it. I wanted you to know that I'm praying for you during this journey. Your faith is a testimony and God is being glorified through you. I will continue praying for you and your family as you transition to a new home. I know that your sweet family will be a blessing to many. Take care!

    Teri Girard


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