Thursday, February 4, 2010

What the Doc said

The appointment with Doctor Hoberman went well this morning. She looked at the incisions and said everything is healing up nicely. She gave me some exercises to do to keep the circulation moving and rebuild strength. There wasn't a whole lot of new information from the pathology report. She did inform us that there were definitely two different tumors and based on size and cell activity, both are considered stage 1 cancer, not the stage zero we were hearing before. She expressed how thankful she was, and we all should be, that there was no cancer in the lymph nodes. As far as treatment goes, we wait until the appointment with the oncologist which is next week Tuesday.

I enjoyed today. I spent most of it sitting on the couch with three pillows, two blankets and lots of good reading material. My throat is feeling better, but I am certainly running low on energy. With the scripture verses many of you have sent me, devotion books, and the power of prayer, I feel at peace. Tonight I leave you with this verse from Psalm 31:

I trust in you, O Lord;
I say "You are my God."
My times are in your hands.



  1. I have prayed that you will feel peace. Thank you for the update.

  2. Hi Robin,
    The boys and I have been praying for you each day and will continue in the days ahead!
    Melva (& men)

    ps: Rease just came into the room and said he misses you :o) !

  3. Happy to hear those lymph nodes decided to skip the party! Your connection to Doc Amy is that you teach with Chris Gordon's daughter. Be a name dropper - it works around there :)
    Miss you!

  4. Hey, Robin, as usual, you are lifted in prayer. If you need anything that is not being sent from Hamilton El. please let me know! I'd love to help if I can. And yeah, take Sikma's advice. She's got some friends in low places....ahem, I mean high places. :)

  5. Continued peace, rest and strength is what I pray you'll have. Let me know if those exercises help firm things up as well as improve your circulation! Stay strong!


  6. Dear Robin,

    It's so good to hear you are feeling at peace. Wrap yourself in God's arms, rest and relax!! Stay strong and focus on recovery and moving on to the next step, whatever that may be. ...I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength...

    Corla :)

  7. Robin,
    It was good to cross paths at the store a couple days ago. I'm so glad you're throat is feeling better. (I could tell it was an unpleasant day.) Thanks for the blog. Our prayers for you continue.

  8. Good morning Robin, hope you slept well and have a good day! Thanks for the updates, I am glad to hear how things are going. Sounds like each day you make it because you have so many prayers and people around to be there for you-friends and family are the best and you have a lot! Take care and keep thinking positive-you are a very strong person!
    Love You Too!! xoxo Kristin

  9. Hi Robin,
    As I read through your blog and all the wonderful comments I am overwhelmed by the joy in knowing you are so loved and being prayed for each day. God is great! I hope you have another great day!

    Love, Krystle

  10. Hi, Robin. You probably don't remember me; I used to go to Calvary before we moved 3 years ago. I just read through your blog and saw your post about the verses/bookmarks. I happened to send one to the very friend you met a couple of weeks ago after school who shares your fight. I just thought I'd pass it along to you, too, in case you didn't have it yet:

    You do not have to fight this battle. Position yoursel[f], stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. He is with you. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Tomorrow, go out to face them, for the Lord is with you. 2 Chronicles 20:17.

    ~nikolle westerdale

  11. Hi Robin,
    I'm thinking and praying for you daily. I'm glad to have the updates on the blog. Sounds like you are being well cared for!
    Love and hugs,

  12. Hi Robin!

    I'm missing you! The hall just doesn't seem the same without your chuckles. Hopefully, that will be remedied soon so don't get too used to laying around !!!! I loved the news about your nodes and remember to behave around the drs. Praying for you all! Lynn

  13. Hello and happy Saturday to you! It sure is pretty outthere, love the sunshine:) Just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you and hope you will have a great day! xoxoxo