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
Fill out FASFA forms for college aid for Colleen
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!