Monday, December 28, 2009

Appointment on Wednesday

I have an appointment at noon on Wednesday at the major cancer center in Houston. This is a wonderful thing, a huge answer to prayer, to not have to wait weeks and weeks just to get an appointment.

We are so grateful to those who are helping with the kids, including Mallorie. John got the information about the appointment, and was told to plan on being there 2 days. I don't know if it was "at least" 2 days, or just plain old "2 days." A friend who has had to go to the same medical center recently said that she had been told to plan to stay as long as 5 days, so that's been on my mind, wondering.

I'm nervous (major understatement here), but more relieved to have this day come because it feels like life is on hold right now, knowing nothing of what to expect. Will there be weekly treatments, more often, less? Can any be done locally, or all out there? I think that some of those answers, if we get them, will help with adjusting our lives to this. Some answers, I know, are just to wait and see. Never has been my biggest forte, the wait and see part, but I am sure I will learn.

The kids are starting to really show signs of problems coping with the news, so please pray for them as you think of us. They are just kids, and it's very hard on them.


Cathy said...

We will be praying for you and for the children. Is this wednesday coming up or next wednesday. I am so confused. Praying that it will be just 2 days but thanking 'God that you are in so quick.We will also begin praying for any side effect from the treatment, your energy level and response to the treatment to be speedy.

The VW's said...

I'll be praying!!! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Oh Connie, you and your family are in my prayers. I remember that wait and see period and I felt "out of body" and lost. I am praying for your kids as I can only imagine how this is so scary for them. Be as honest as you can with them and let them help you so they feel included. This is a family team that you will be forming and they will be a great emotional support to you. I wish I could be there with you and give you a huge sister hug. The unknown is truly the hardest and I believe with all my heart that you will be where I am at 13 years and still having to remind yourself to breathe. I am here for you whenever you need an ear, or eyes. Just holler. In the meantime, prayers are on my heart for you and your family as you make your way through this maze. God is watching from above and He will not let you get lost. I love you Connie.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Connie I hope that the appointment gives you some answers as to when and how often and all the others. I wish I lived close to you, I would love to help with Mallorie. She is so cute, I think she and my Peanut would adorable together!

Kenzie said...

So thankful that you are getting in tomorrow and have such amazing people surrounding you to help! We will definitely be praying for you and for the kids. Love you friend!

Finding Normal said...

Praying for wisdom for your medical team, strength for you and the hubs, and patience for the kids. Lifting you all up and wishing I was closer!