Monday, September 14, 2009

Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me

God knew exactly what I needed to hear yesterday. This was our opening hymn. I had a tough week last week. A follow up ultrasound showed the cyst on my ovary is still growing. Not wanting to take the pill to see if it helped, the family and I made a trip to Atlanta to see the closest NFP doctor in our area. I wasn't prepared for what she had to say.... My uterus is enlarged (13 week pregnancy) - but no baby:( Also the cyst on my ovary is huge. Back in 2005 I lost my left ovary to endometriosis. She felt sure this was exactly what was growing inside me again. The laprascopic surgery back in April showed lots of adhesions. At that time my doctor cleaned up my remaining ovary and tried to protect it with a mesh covering. I took the pictures from that surgery with me to see Dr. Raviele. She took one look at them and said, "You have terrible endometriosis." After the exam she said there is nothing else that can be done and I needed to have a hysterectomy soon. WOW- I was sitting there hoping for some progesterone cream or something :/ Oh well, God knows what He is doing. So once again I will take up my cross and follow Him! Please pray for us all. The surgery is scheduled for Thursday morning 6:30 am.

While in Atlanta we did have some fun though. We visited Stone Mountain. Since it was Labor Day they had an amazing laser and fireworks show! We all really enjoyed it! We all hope to go back one day and ride the duck and the skylift.

Have a blessed week


Blessed - said...

I love you sweetheart and the kids and I will be ready to nurse and love you back to health. God will make good come from this. Thank you for showing our children great faith! May He grant you a full and speedy recovery.

Jessica said...

Oh, I am so sorry Lori!! I will be praying for you! God bless!!

Donna said...

Hey Lori- I woke up and thought of you first thing this morning. You are in my prayers Sister. I will pray for your doctor as well. I hope you find peace and rest in the Good Shepherd.

jenmack said...

Oh, Lori - It's absolutely Divine Providence that I happened to be checking blogs tonight...

What a tremendous Cross! I'll be praying for you and thinking of you all day tomorrow! May Our Lady stand with you at the Foot of this Cross!!

Hugs to you from a little up the road!! Wish we were closer and I could pop over with a casserole!

God bless you!!!!!

Praying the Rosary keeps us close to Jesus