Happy Friday! A bit of randomness going on today!
Update on hysterectomy recovery: I started back to work full time this week, working from home--it has been going good, still have to take a few random "cat naps." I am up to walking 15 minutes at a time and my activity is increasing--doing dishes, making meals, etc....as long as I don't lift over 10 lbs and pace myself, I do really well. Regarding menopausal symptoms: a few warm flushes, one "hot" flash when I yelled at the Vikings and "knock on wood" that's about it, so praying it stays that way.
When I am not working, I have been spending a fair amount of time reading, pondering and praying....I truly believe there is a purpose for all things and I heard an interesting radio clip the other night that is really tugging at my heart. Ron Hutchcraft had a segment titled "Survivors to the Rescue." He shares
"A person is saved from a deadly situation and they instinctively go back to help save someone else. That's exactly how lives are saved eternally. The rescued are supposed to turn around and be the rescuers. When they're not, they make it out, but they leave others to perish. It's not supposed to be that way. If someone rescued you spiritually by telling you about Jesus Christ, then the eight words in our word for today from the Word of God are personal orders from God to you. Jude, verse 23, simply says, "Snatch others from the fire and save them." The implication - you got snatched from the fire, now go back and get someone else." I keep wondering where does my cancer journey play in this and how can I offer encouragement and support to others who find themselves on a this path.
Last night was a tough night sleeping and for once it wasn't do to health challenges....it is because tonight someone asked me to be their guest at the opening of our new cancer institute....Lance Armstrong is the guest speaker and it is a "gala" affair!! What an exciting opportunity...and a big thanks to S for the invite, to MD for rescuing me with a dress so I don't look like Heidi from the Hills" and J for the clutch. (Last Friday I almost cancelled out because of nerves, unworth, etc...decided to cover it all in prayer...and it all fell into place.) Wouldn't it be cool if I actually got to meet Lance? Although I haven't been a Lance "groupie". He was an inspiration to me while I endured the rigors of cancer treatment. I am planning on posting pics this weekend.
In bloggers world I received to interesting emails this week. The first email stated that my blog is mentioned in their blog on breast cancer sites. How cool is that? Here is the link to Navigating Cancer. The other email I received this morning and it was a post of the top 15 breast cancer sites, if you are interested here is the link: 15 Inspiring Breast Cancer Blogs
I would like to leave you with a quote that I read on a post at Journey Beyond Breast Cancer this week.
“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”
~ W.M. Lewis