Just got back from a long day at the Kirklin Clinic (part of UAB). I had my six month PET scan and an appointment with my oncologist.
The bad news is that we spent all day at the clinic. The really great new is that the results from the PET showed improvement in the size of the mass in my abdomen (meaning that it decreased). The cells are probably all scar tissue, or at least there are less cancer cells.
On the way home we stopped at the grocery store and we ran into a co-worker of mine. Her husband has multiple myeloma. After talking to her about how they’re doing, I asked her how this had changed them. She responded by saying that cancer had changed all of her priorities. We talked about how having cancer shows you where your only hope lies. In the car later, Lauren and I were talking about how hard it must be to put all of your hope in things that you can see. I am so thankful for the hope that both my co-worker and I share, the hope in Christ. I wasn’t really anxious about the appointment today, because I didn’t have to hope in a good report. Through all of the things that God has taught us and brought us through, I have learned that my hope is in the finished work of Christ.
Praise be to God for His grace in our lives, and for all your prayers.