Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Anxiety Trip

Yesterday, Dad and Mom went to the radiation doctor. He's the doctor who's been monitoring Dad the closest. So I have some updates for you. First, his PET scan will be September 4th. This is the scan that will tell if there is any cancer anywhere else in his body. They will get the results of that on September 11th. Then on September 8th, they will go for either a consult or the removal of the peg tube. I know Dad is hoping they remove it. So this is good news.

Dad ate a six-inch sub Sunday for lunch. That is awesome. The biggest problem he is facing is that because he hasn't really eaten since March, he isn't that hungry and doesn't think about eating unless someone reminds him. The thing is before the cancer, he only ate a couple of cookies with his coffee and supper. Maybe a piece of fruit for lunch during the week. So I am not really worried about that.

Anxiety is a funny thing. It can make you sick to your stomach, it can make you unable to concentrate on the task at hand, and it can leave everyone around you uneasy. In our family, there has been a lot of anxiety in the past few months because of several things. Family members having problems, injuries, and physical and mental health of my parents. But as you all know, I try to hold a strong faith in God and I know that he will carry all of us through these storms.

Psalms 94:14 "When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul."

Pray for Mom and Dad during this time. Pray that God's healing hand is on them and that His will will be done through them.

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