"PIZZA!" It was Marian's immediate response when the doctor told her she could now eat anything, and what would she want the most? So pizza it was for lunch from our favorite spot.
The doctor's visit assured us that Marian's tiredness is the lingering result of the surgery, that the jaundice is greatly reduced, the edema is almost all gone and the surgical site is healing nicely. However, the reality is that the cancer was not removed and life is to be measured in months, not years, and cherished day by day. The sobering reality bore heavily upon us once again. We will be registering soon with Shell Point Hospice for all the helps they can give us going forward.
Later in the day we reflected on the Scripture we read early this morning:
"I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord." Psalm 40:1-3
So may your will be done, O Lord. And who knows, who really knows, what He will yet choose to do!