A few days before my surgery, the breast surgeon ordered an ultrasound of my right breast and right axilla, under arm, so she could know the progress I had made with chemotherapy. I went to the Women’s Center and sat down until it was my turn. When I was called, I changed into the robe and sat in the next waiting room. All of the ladies sat there awkwardly and tried not to stare at each other. Then my name was called and I walked down the hall to the another waiting room. One thing I have learned through all of these medical appointments is that you hurry up to get there and wait.
Finally, I was called to the room where the ultrasound would take place. I recognized the technician. She was the one who was guiding the ultrasound machine during my biopsy. I laid down on the table and she began the ultrasound of the right breast, snapping pictures rapidly and then on to the right axilla (under arm) where she took even more pictures rapidly.
Our conversation went like this:
Tech – You must have had some good chemo.
Me – Chemo and prayer
Tech – Yeah, that positive thinking, meditation and prayer stuff works to help people remain positive through this.
….and she walked out of the room to talk to the doctor
Doctor – Do you remember us? We did your biopsy.
Me – Yes, I remember you.
Doctor – You have made good progress. Your tumors were very large and they have significantly changed.
Me – I believe in prayer and miracles.
The doctor just looked at me and finished writing her notes. They both left the room and I got dressed.
When I got to my car, I just sat there and cried tears of joy. Just a few weeks ago I was fussing at God for having to go through this and now I was overwhelmed with thankfulness. I was not deserving of His grace. I called Doug and told him the good news and explained that I was crying tears of joy. I sat there at least 10 minutes to regain my composure.
I knew that I would have good results from the surgery and this was just the confirmation that I needed. God is so good!
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