Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I went to get treatment yesterday with Michael and Gina. For those who don't know, Gina is my dear cousin who I grew up with. She was maid of honor in my wedding. She has a very kind heart, especially toward children and those with special needs. She loves Jesus with all her heart, soul, mind and strength. She is also one of the funniest people I know. She is very very dear to me.
Anyway, Michael and I spent the time on the way there explaining to Gina how we pray during treatment, speak to the chemo and take authority over all of it so that she could stand in agreement with us, and not think we were nuts. :) I just know that 9 months ago, I would not have understood where I was coming from in doing so, so I thought we owed her an explanation. We were just never accustomed to praying that way.
Anyway, I had an appointment with the nurse practitioner prior to treatment. She said that one of my liver enzymes (bilirubin) was slightly elevated. Dr. Ritch came in to talk to me about it, and decided to change up the plan. At this point, he doesn't know why the levels are elevated, but he doesn't want to give me any more of the current treatment until he knows if it's working or not. So I did not receive treatment yesterday. Monday, I have a CT scan scheduled at 8 a.m., and a follow up appointment with Dr. Ritch at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the scan. God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7). I won't lie and say I'm not frustrated, but I refuse to be fearful. To me, it doesn't even matter what the scan says. I keep standing on the Word of God, which says I am healed. Therefore, I am healed.
Some things to pray for:
Physical manifestation of healing, including:
-normal bilirubin levels
Thank you all!!!