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Wow, it’s been ages since I posted here. So much has been going on in my life, and believe me, it’s been a crazy three months, to say the least. The last time I popped in, I asked you to pray for my mom who is battling cancer. That was February 1st. That day was a very low point in my life and I didn’t have a single spark left in me to write. Mom wasn’t doing well, and the week following was worse yet. It took everything out of me just to get up.
I received so many messages from you all. Thank you! I did read them, but I was at my mom’s bedside every spare moment I had, and so, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to respond to them. Please know, your words were encouraging and your prayers an incredible blessing!
On February 9th, mom was taken to the hospital on a stretcher, at which time we were told that she had a few days at most to live.
In case you didn’t read my last post, she has ovarian cancer. My sisters and I slept at the hospital, taking turns sleeping there so she wouldn’t be left alone.
Several days past, and then something happened that surprised everyone including the doctors. Suddenly mom was running around the hospital without her walker. This alone was astonishing because she’s been so weak for the past year. She uses a walker or an electric scooter, and could barely make it to the bathroom in her apartment without being winded. Now she was literally running, but unfortunately, she was also delusional.
We had read about cancer patients being delusional and having their last hurrah so to speak at the end, but this burst of energy was incredible. It was almost as though she had superhuman strength.
It was a trying time for everyone as she was paranoid, restless, anxious, angry, and confused. She was experiencing the most horrific nightmares you can imagine in her waking hours.
On a hunch, my sister asked the doctor to test her for a bladder infection. Someone at work had mentioned that bladder infections can affect your mental health causing confusion, irritation, and loss of appetite. Sure enough, she tested positive and treatment for the bladder infection began.
Fast forward a couple of weeks and my mother is stronger than she’s been in years. Her mind is clear, her appetite is back, and she’s happy. She’s gone from eating a tablespoon of food/day (she was down to 81 pounds) to an enormous plate full of everything and anything. She is out of bed, smiling, curling her hair again, phoning her friends, and in fact this past weekend she went shopping at Walmart. Apparently, she was halfway through Walmart and realized that she left her walker behind somewhere in the store.
She still has cancer, but her quality and length of life have improved tremendously thanks to your prayers and above all to God’s healing hand upon her. They’ll be moving her out of the hospital and into a local hospice as soon as a room is available. For now, we rejoice and thank God for this extended time with her.
I asked her if I could share her story and recent photo with you, and she said that I could. She is thankful for prayer and hopeful that God has a purpose in all of this.
Note: I have one more announcement to make.
Once again we’ll be going through the book of Exodus. I’ll have that study ready for you in just a couple of days as well as a study guide. There will also be a journal available on Amazon called, “A Journey Through Exodus: Bible-Study Journal.” That should be up in a day or two.
This study has 40 chapters. It goes through the 10 plagues of Egypt, invites us to examine the first Passover and the Feast of Unleavned Bread, then takes us through a detailed study on the setting up of the tabernacle.
We did this one a couple of years ago, but I’ve revamped the study to dig deeper yet. I’ll have more details for you later this week.
You are loved by an almighty God,
The Time-Warp Wife