The process…thats what drives me crazy. Our friends Mike and Amber prayed with us one night last week and at the end Amber said that she felt God was saying “Submit to the process.” Those words have gotten me through quite a few moments of anxiety when I catch myself trying to plan ahead for each possible scenario, or trying to make decisions on steps of the process that we have not even reached yet. There are so many unknowns, so many decisions to make…and I feel so unequipped to make these decisions. When I remember to submit to the process and deal with the step we are at it is much easier and less overwhelming. But I do have to tell myself to submit to the process about 15 times a day. Seriously…that often.
Mike has an appointment on Tuesday with a local Radiation Oncologist for a consultation appointment to discuss/schedule treatment.
I also spoke with the doctor from Duke today and he said it was a good surgery (from the MRI’s that I send him) and that they have some different treatment options. The next step for Duke is to go there for two days of appointments and then we can decide where we want to receive treatment or what treatment we think is best for Mike.
I will be calling the insurance company in the morning to find out if Duke is an option – and if it is I will get those appointments scheduled asap so we can move forward. The doctor from Duke said not to start any treatment here if we want to go there so I guess its a matter of gathering information and making a decision at this point.
We are really anxious to get started on treatment…
It is so hard to submit to the process.
Please continue to pray for us. We really do appreciate all of the prayers so much. I’m praying that God will keep us wrapped in His arms through this, that He will give us wisdom and peace of mind that we are making the right decisions, and that we will have the strength to enjoy each day and to seek the joy of the Lord even during this rough time.