We had a good oncology meeting yesterday. But "good" is loosely defined.
Our chief oncologist told us again - with great clarity - that Debbie's situation is very serious. But he pointedly encouraged me (Patrick) not to live with Debbie's situation as an albatross or burden around my neck, as I have been. His framework is to live as 'normally' as possible -- in spite of her many lesions.
It was a reminder to not allow the cancer to lord over me. He is a Brazilian with a Latin
flare, and we like him a lot. But I wonder if these were the words of God which I needed to hear. It was as if he said: "I have more bad new but be encouraged". Only in South America, I think! Or - perhaps only in the presence of our Most High!
The good doctor even encouraged me to take ministry trips in the future - once the corona ban is lifted, as a healthy expression of life.
The Lord is strong and we rest in the Lord!
Thank you for standing with us, wherever our traveling hearts take us --> around the globe or to monthly visits at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Let me know if to add you to Debbie's follow list.
From the feet of Jesus,
Patrick & Debbie