Friday, January 15, 2010

Hey Prayer Warriors - WE DID IT!!!

March 17th, 2010 - Confirmed Liver resection surgery date. Not only is it St. Patrick's Day, it is exactly ONE day to the year that my world changed forever, the day I was officially told of my cancer.

A collective victory to be sure. My posse of prayer warriors - you've been in this fight with me since Day 1 and we are one step closer to victory. You ALL can attest to the power of prayer.
I told Lee and Katie and Desi and my parents that I wish I could have every single person that has prayed for me in one room so I can hug you all and thank you all personally for your devoted prayer. I guess all I can do to thank you is to Honor you all by continuing to fight and to figure out a way to live my life honorably with a gratitude for all the blessings I've received during this battle. I hope I don't disappoint!

So, now, for the next few weeks I must tend to the details:

Find affordable accommodations in NYC for my family
Airline reservations
Fill out FASFA forms for college aid for Colleen
File Taxes
Tackle Insurance and Hospital bills Nightmare

I bought a 20-class pass to Elmhurst Yoga Shala and plan on taking all the classes I can. I need to get my mind and body strong for this next stage of the fight. I'm not the "yoga" type - calm and centered and peaceful - but I could really use the ability to meditate and focus my mind so I don't flit and fly all over the place when I'm awake at 2 in the morning. The nightly rambling of my brain is getting annoying - I can't turn it off.

I'm soooo happy that Dr. Fong will operate on me. I'm scared, anxious, and excited. But I know I have all of you to keep me going!




  1. you are so amazing peg. hope to see you on the 29th for lunch with all the girls. we must all cheer and toast and pray together. i must remember not to take pain meds that day.


  2. Peggy-

    What WONDERFUL news! My prayers have never stopped and will continue for you. I hope this good news is just the start for continued happiness and hope in 2010.

    Rebecca V.

  3. The news is great! My prayers will continue for you and your family as you go onto this next path! Strong faith and perservance for 2010!

    All the best
    Lisa Phelps

  4. Ooops, darn computers go quicker then you can correct your spelling....

    The news is great! My prayers will continue for you and your family as you go onto this next path! Strong faith and perseverance for 2010!

    All the best
    Lisa Phelps

  5. Peggy Dean Luckey, how fitting that St. Patrick's day is THE day! I was never so happy as I was when Katie posted your good news. Please know that lots of prayers and love are continuing - Kirsten

  6. That is awesome Peggers! I have it marked on my calendar and shall continue to send prayers your way. I'll have a green beer for ya that day!!! ;)



  7. What wonderful news!!! Hugs, Brig

  8. What great great news Peggy! I know that this road you have been on will continue to it's miraculous end!I hope that you and Lee and the girls continue to be fueled by prayers, faith and a deepening sense that God has been with you every step of this journey that has led you to Dr. Fong! Thank you for continuing to inspire me with your courage and strength.
    Love, Pam

  9. Janie Luckey and FamilyJanuary 21, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Hooray! Hooray! It's Peggy Luckey's DAY! The POWER OF PRAYER rings thru! Awesome News! We still continue to pray for your journey, we will always be there for you and your family!Hugs and Kisses for you....and Lee and he girls too! Please pass them on.....from All the Luckeys here in SW Wisconsin, Cousin Janie

  10. Hello Lovely Peg…

    This is absolutely amazing news…in so many ways! It’s a miracle!!

    From what you said, it sounds like you have a lot on your plate over the next several weeks and I am almost thinking it’s a good thing. You will have a lot to keep your mind occupied and help to make this time just fly by… St. Patty’s Day, how perfect, you will certainly have the luck of the Irish and an army of prayer warriors from assorted backgrounds behind you! I was thrilled to hear you say you were going to say thank you to family and friends by renewing your spirit to continue the fight, because you’re right…that is the perfect way to say thanks (not that you need to)!

    I know you’re going to be swamped over the next several weeks but if time permits I would love to take a drive south and catch some lunch. If that doesn’t work out I plan to stay in touch via the blog but just know if you need me I’m here!

    God bless Dr. Fong and I pray God gives him extraordinary skill and divine wisdom on March 17.

    I love you!


  11. Woo Hoo!! and Amen!

    If I can be of any assistance to you or your family - NYC is only 5 hours away from me in Vermont - I'm there! Will run errands, fetch meals, whatever.

    If anyone would like to get away for the weekend - we have a complete "in-law" apartment with 2 bedrooms, full bath and kitchen, with a family room and great views of the mountains - and me just down the driveway!!! And I can cook now :)

    Seriously - flights on JetBlue are cheapo from Burlington - say the word honey - I'm there!!!

    Your Vermont prayer warriors are on the job - I will put in a card for you at Donovan's school for Mass ♥

    ♪♫♪♫Love, love, love - ♪♫♪♫
    There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
    Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
    Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
    It's easy. ♪♫♪♫
    There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
    No one you can save that can't be saved.
    Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you
    in time - It's easy. ♪♫♪♫
    ♪♫All you need is love♪♫

    and I love you too!

    Lori Lu