This photo says it all for me. My honey was the recipient of HOPE yesterday. These people mean business and I am thankful to the Lord for opening the door to City of Hope.
This is the word for the day, the month, the year!! Praise God!
This place just spews encouragement. The fountain is beautiful, but check out the sign on the building behind it..."Think Cure" is what it says.
This cherry blossom tree is just simply gorgeous. In its own way, it creates a hope as well. I just love it.
Well, yesterday was a blessing. For the first time, Jay has hope for a cure for his disease. The doctor at City of Hope was very nice and also very to the point. He is referring us to a surgeon for a consultation because it is the only way for a possible cure. CURE PEOPLE!! Praise the Lord for even the possiblity!!
Dr. Lim told us that we can do chemotherapy forever and it still wouldn't help the situation. The cancer will always come back and also the chemo will eventually just stop working at all. So his solution is to send Jay for surgery to remove the one and only peanut-size tumor in his belly and then a small round of chemo afterwards to see if we can get him in remission. How awesome is that!!
And when Jay and I discussed, in front of the doctor, our vacation in May and wondered when the surgery would be and how long the recovery would be and what the potential was that we wouldn't be able to take a vacation at all, Jay suddenly thought about it all and got upset and said, "Well, I'm not doing anything until after May!" Dr. Lim took one look at Jay and locked in on his eyes and said very sternly, "We're in the business of saving your life! That's why you're here! If I send you to a surgeon and he says you're going to have surgery next week; you're going to have surgery next week!" Woohoo!! I loved that! A doctor with a real passionfor his patient. That put it in the right perspective for Jay and he surrendered any thoughts of waiting to have surgery.
It was a great day yesterday. Jay received hope. That is all I wanted for him. He deserves to have some hope.
So now we wait for the surgeon's office to call with an appointment and we will take the steps necessary to save Jay's life. I know that this is God's plan for us to be receiving help from City of Hope. I am so thankful to Him for everything that He is doing on our behalf.
I just love my honey and pray that I have many many years with him.