Thursday, November 22, 2007

Hurray For Surgery

Life is good. I have wanted to contribute to this blog for quite some time and now is a good time.

Well I am headed to surgery on the 26th and I am cautiously excited and just looking forward to the next few days with my family. I have been trying to get a lot of rest, and stay hydrated (one of my constant challenges) for my big day.

I cannot believe, and I am overwhelmed by how blessed I have been through this whole experience. God has sent to me the best medical people and treatments and I am so thankful for the response I have had to chemo. Yes, cancer/chemo is difficult and not fun but this is life and crappy things happen to people all the time. I really believe you have to extract the good out of all things and find out what it is you are supposed to learn in life whether it be good or bad. I know I am already healed. I know because so many amazing people are praying for us. I know Jesus always hears us and I may not always “feel” like He is there but I know He is. We don’t always have to feel things to know they are real. I have been saying in my mind since this whole thing started, I don’t believe in Jesus, I know in Jesus.

I want to thank everyone for their prayers, thoughts, emails, calls, gifts, etc. People who I don’t know, and have never met, have been kind enough to post comments, and send me emails and that blows me away. It truly does. People are good, and I am humbled.

My family has been awesome. Sarah, there are no words. But we couldn’t have gotten this far, this well without you. That is the truth. You have given up a lot, and we thank you for loving our kids and caring for them in the way you do. I love my brothers and sisters deeper than words can ever describe. You have all been awesome to me and supported me in such amazing ways.

I cannot even begin to speak of my husband because my love for him and gratitude cannot be expressed in words, and are too much to put on this blog.

Let’s all keep praying for each other and for great success on Monday and the weeks ahead. I love you all.

Karen.

8 comments:

Teresa Loughnane said...

Karen,
Just wanted to say how blown away I am by your bravery and strength through all of this. You truly are an example to us all of 'faith, hope and love'. I am proud to call you family and am confident that the power of prayer will pull us through. Good luck for Monday. We are all with you in spirit.Love you lots.
Teresa xx

Anonymous said...

Best of luck Karen and we'll be thinking of you on Monday. From Jimmy + Renee, Dublin

Kara said...

Karen,
You are amazing!I am praying for you, Francis, Sydney, and Ethan, the doctors, nurses, receptionists, janitors...the whole shebang!:)
With so much love,
Kara

Joy said...

Yikes- Karen - you are so amazing. I hope if I ever go through a trial like you are going through, I can be like you. Keep up you positive atittude and know that we are with you in spirit and lots of prayers too. You are going to do great!!! Love, Joy:)

Declan & Jacqui said...

We'll be thinking and praying for you on Monday. You've been so brave throughout this whole thing. What a fighter. Best of luck!
Declan & Jacqui, London

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen,
You know I've been keeping you in my heart, thoughts and prayers. God bless you!
Lots of Love, Katherine, Boston

paul said...

Karen,

You're a true inspiration to us all. You're in our thoughts and prayers - especially on this day.
By the time you read this, you'll be out of surgery and on the final leg of the road to recovery!

All the best,
Paul and Lizzy.

Anonymous said...

Karen-

I have been following your story from the beginning (my dad was diagnosed around the same time as you).

I continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless you this Christmas.
--Babybo21580