My Betty - A fantastic, funny, wonderful woman from the Wellness House support group is having a send-off dinner for me before I leave Chicago and go to Sloan for liver resection. She calls me yesterday with a story:
Betty, attended a celebration at Wellness House, a non-profit center for cancer patients and family. She starts talking to the Director and tells her about all the women she met and that she's having us all over for dinner to celebrate my upcoming life-saving surgery. The Director starts questioning her about where my surgery is and who is performing it, she gets wide-eyed and starts looking for another attendee, Mike. Mike wasn't there anymore but the Director tells Betty - "tell Peggy that Mike was ALSO Stage 4 Colon cancer and had surgery 13 years ago by Dr. Fong"!!! Can you believe the thread that keeps connecting me to HOPE??? I'm crying all over again !!!
I can't wait for Mike to get in touch with me so I can hear his story.
It continues to amaze me...I am not scared, Ii am not worried, my mindset ever since I got into Sloan and Dr. Fong told me he'd operate is..Peace. I think I feel peaceful about my outcome...it's all gonna be OK. I hope that's not Pollyanna on my part..I don't think it is. So many of you feel the same way and have told me "Peg, I feel good about this, I'm not worried for you anymore"
The other way my mind is operating is " OK, I am D.O.N.E. with this cancer crap. Let's wrap it up and move on. I'm done with hospitals, ERs, needles, weekly chemo, etc...."
As always, THANK YOU my glorious, wonderful beautiful prayer warriors.....your work is paying off. I so hope you are receiving blessings in your life, be they little or big...you deserve it and MORE for all you have done for me and my family.
I was just crying at that story...it seems like there have been a series of wonderful coincidences and connections that got me to where I am going...the glory continues and I feel sooo very Hopeful