Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Eventful week

It has been quite an eventful week. Some great things happening, some not so great but still good.

Noelle had her yearly MRI and the tumor they saw last year that they were contiplating doing a Gamma Knife procedure on but decided to wait since it was still small, is SHRINKING!! God is soooo Amazing!!!

They had found a 5cm cyst on my ovary, so they decided to remove both ovaries. I had the surgery on Thursday and I am actually feeling pretty good. I am trying to take it slow. I am not walking right now, I will wait until my follow up appointment on Monday, March 3 to start training agian. (maybe a little after that depending on what the doctor says). If necessary, I will leave a little later than scheduled, but I am still going to walk!! Right now I have very little pain from the surgery and I feel recovery is going smoothly. My stomach is one huge purple/blue/green bruise, but other than looking like a rainbow and being tired I am feeling good.

More donations are coming in...I would like to thank Jodi Keklak for her donation! I have also purchased silicone bracelets with my blog address printed on them that I will sell to raise money. I should be getting the delivery today or tomorrow. Exciting!! I can't wait to see them. They are glow in the dark, how cool.

I can't believe how fast time is going. When I started planning this six months ago it seemed so far away, now I have 21 more days!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

New***Prayer Tab

It is my intention to be in continual prayer as I walk, so I have created a new page on my blog for prayer requests. It contains a link to my e-mail (one I don't use for anything else, so the requests hopefully will not get lost in with other e-mails). If you would like to keep your request private, please click on the link. If you would like to have others who are reading this blog praying for you too, please enter your request in the comments section of that page. I will be checking for requests about once a week now and then everyday while I am walking.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It is getting closer!

Only 42 more days before I leave. I am filled with both excitement and fear. I have so many loose ends that need to be tied up before I go, and though I am doing all I can some of these are just out of my hands. So I have to just keep placing my trust in God. He would not ask me to undertake this journey without equiping me for it. I really am excited to get started, but I am really hoping this weather breaks soon!

Donations are starting to come in, which really helps me to lean more on the excitement side of things. I would like to thank:

Bob Hopkins - the first to donate, thank you for believing in me when this was still just in the planning stages.

The Ark Community Church - I just can't say enough about how generous they have been. Please visit there website at:   Please help support them if you are able.

Steve and Laura DiIoia - Thank you, you have been so generous and your support has meant so much to me.

I am once again asking for prayer:
I still have not heard anything from many of the companies that I have submitted sponsorship proposals to. Please pray that I hear soon and that I hear favorably.

I would feel so much more secure if I had someone to drive along beside me. I have absolutely no doubt that with someone driving along beside me, I would have no problem finishing this walk. It means safety and security for me.

My daughter is going for her annual MRI on February 19th to make sure the tumor has not come back. Please pray for good results. Her health is one of the few things that could keep me from walking.

I went to my doctor to get checked up, to make sure I am ok to do this walk and they found a cyst on my ovary. I am going in on February 20th to have both ovaries removed. The surgery is outpatient, overnight stay at the most and they say it should only be about a weeks recovery. Please pray for a good outcome from the surgery and speedy recovery. The worst case would be that I push the walk back a week or two, but I still have every intention of walking. This whole thing is good...if they did not find it, it could have burst while I was out in the middle of nowhere and that is supposed to be very painful.

Thank you everyone! Your support, kind words, prayers all mean so much to me. I especially thank those that are there to lift me back up when I am sure that I cannot do this. Thank you for letting me lean on you for a while.