And so I start my non-random Blog Post. I am still at Starbuck's. My drink is now just down to ice chips. I sip on the straw in a futile attempt to get a last taste of the Mango Black Tea Lemonade I had. Each sip proves less victory. But just as naturally as my fingers find the keyboard, my left hand reaches for the cup. And there I am... talking about that left hand....again.
K, back to the non-random post. ( :
First of all, I want to say thank you to the many, many of you who stood with me in prayer.
As many of you know earlier this year, I went into see a doctor for a routine check on a deficiency that I was told I had and left that same appointment with totally unexpected news. It was news that required answers. Partly because it was unexpected and partly because I live far over a big ocean and down a dirt, bumpy road. It was important to know what is really going on. And to know how to navigate what I had been told.
And so that is how I ended up on this side of the ocean.... now.
An appointment in Minnesota at Mayo.
Yearning for answers. Needing them.
The timing was a struggle for me. No lie in that.
My dear friend was/is walking in the full throws of an aggressive brain tumor.
I shared about that in an earlier post.
In His Sweetness, filled me with HIS peace.
Mayo is a fancy place.
A world in and of itself.
There, doctors were familiar with the deficiency that I had been told that I had.
I don't think they had to do a lot of google hunting behind closed doors.
And after chatting with doctors , blood work, and testing I was given a blessing to return to the work I love. I have to send off two more samples to the lab at Mayo and then the diagnosis that I was given nearly 3 years ago should be completely eliminated from a current medical problem in my medical file. The doctors are very confident even without this test that I do not have what I was told three years ago I had.
Thankful. Really thankful.
Thank you for standing with me on this journey.
You all are a gift. You really, really are.
I am slated to head over the big ocean in just under two weeks.