Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday


Yesterday I found out what my radiation schedule will be. I will be having radiation daily Monday through Friday for the next 23 business days. Although a very welcome beginning, this does present challenge itself. I really am totally unable to drive. But what an awesome God we serve and what an unbelievable church family we have. A call here, a call there, and in only one hour, rides were secured for me for the entire schedule!

This afternoon I begin Physical Therapy. While PT is not generally something that people look forward to, I am quite anxious to begin. I have to be better than this. And indeed the therapists I saw were wonderful. They are kind, compassionate and helpful in developing appropriate exercises for me. They do not want me to over extend as whatever is going on, is unfortunately still going on. The incident has not abated and is getting a bit worse daily. Although there was a sudden onset, recovery will not be. Hopefully we can slow down or stop what is going on, but evidently it will take several months to recover.

As of Monday, I had a quad cane. Now they want me to have a walker. But it is one of those cool souped up models with a seat on it. My ride companions will be glad to hear this - no more carrying my heavy pocketbook.

Today as I got my physical therapy schedule those rides were also secured in record time. I have so much to be thankful for. Rallied around both me and my family are an awesome group of people who love the Lord and look for opportunities to serve Him. I thank each and everyone of them.

8 comments:

Jackie Wilkerson said...

Cindy, I want you to know that if you need or would like for me to come over and help you with photo albums, shopping for special Christmas ornaments, helping you with organizing things or checking that pantry (ha!), or driving you to appts, I'm your girl! I would love to help! Just give me a call or shoot me an email. Love, Jackie

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Cindy,
You will certainly be in my prayers. I think of the promises I've been reading in Joshua, "Be strong and courageous, for I am with you wherever you go."
You already know He is. You are already strong and courageous. He is YOUR STRONG TOWER, your duct tape, your bungee cord, and your monkey bars. Let him hold you togther, tie you up, and lift you up, my faithful sister in the LORD.
Prayers and Blessings,
Robbie

day by day said...

Cindy,
I am sooo happy to hear that you have so many friends/brothers and sisters in Christ coming together to help out! You should not have to worry about rides with all you have on your plate...thank you, Father for taking care of this need!!!!

I am praying for you...lean on Him today and the next and the next....He is there for you...for all of us!

Blessings to you...
Michelle

Marjorie said...

Cindy,

My kids and I would like to send your kids a gift box to help encourage them during the next 23 days. Is there an address you could pass along to me? You can e-mail me directly at mtahmom@gmail.com

Leigh said...

Hi Cindy,
I am thinking of you! My prayers are with you.
Call me any time.
God Bless you,
Leigh

The Snyder's said...

praying for you our sister.

Nancy said...

Hi, Cindy! Linny sent me! :) Just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you. I am a single mom to one incredible treasure from China. Sweet sister, I have gone back to the beginning and read all your posts. There are no words to tell you how very blessed I am to have "found you." I only wish I lived nearby, so I too could be blessed in helping you and your family. Because don't be mistaken in thinking others are blessing YOU only. It works both ways and God pours out His blessings on those who recognize HIM in the every day people with whom we are privileged to come in contact, and to serve.

Love and hugs from Nancy in CT (blessed Mama to ShaoXi, adopted 11-26-97, at 14.5 months in Changsha PRC!)

Leigh said...

Cindy,
Thinking of you today.
God Bless you.
Leigh

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