Day 241 – Sunday (04/21/19)

Hello again everyone!  It is with mixed emotions that I write to you all today.  I have overwhelming joy that all of my treatments (both chemo and radiation) are now complete!  However, we are also coming to a point where I must decide the future of this blog.  After much pondering and prayerful consideration, I have decided to take a hiatus from the blog until my follow-up PET scan is complete.  I do not have an exact date for the PET scan, but I know it must be at least 90 days after my last treatment on April 15th.  This would put it somewhere around July 15th.

What you see above is a countdown timer to July 15th.  Once I have a firm date, I will update the counter, so it is accurate to the exact date, and I will post the exact date by the counter.  This scan will hopefully be the closing chapter of this adventure I have been on.  Assuming it comes back clear, at that point, I will officially be in remission and labeled a “cancer survivor”.  I would like to encourage everyone to join me back at the blog after this hiatus.  My goal during this waiting time is to type up a “epilogue” to my story, which I will post.  This epilogue is going to contain a synopsis of what all God has taught me through this journey.  It is clear to me that God has a purpose for everything.  Looking through that lens, I have made personal notes along the way of areas that I felt God was trying to teach, guide, and change me.  I would like to share those with everyone, in hopes that they may be an encouragement to each of you and some might benefit likewise.  If you would like a reminder to come back and see the PET results, and read the epilogue, please put your email address in above, and click submit.  I will send out 1 email as a reminder when the scan is done, and the epilogue is posted.  I promise I will not “spam” your email accounts!  In case you don’t recognize my email address, the subject line to the email will be “PET complete!  Come back to Blobby’s world for the conclusion!”

While I do not know all of you readers by name (there have been over 800 unique IP address access this site), I do pray for all of you, and will continue to do so.  Please continue to keep me in prayer as well, as I return back to “normal” life, hopefully applying the lessons God has taught me through this process.

Dear heavenly Father, on this resurrection Sunday, I want to thank You for sending Your Son to die on the cross for my (our) sins.  Thank You for Him rising on the third day, and returning to You in heaven.  Thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to indwell within us, to teach and guide us.   Thank You for Your grace and mercy that You show each and every one of us.  I pray for all of my fellow blog readers.  I pray that over the next 3 months, that You will be with them each and every day.  I pray that You would heal them when they need healed, comfort them when they need comforted, and encourage them when they need encouraged.  Most of all I pray that if they do not know You as their personal savior, that You would soften their heart to receive You, and that You would put someone in their path who can help show them in Your Word the Bible, what it means to follow You (readers, you can also navigate to the post on Day 23 for more information).  Finally, Lord, thank You for helping me get through all the treatments in my journey.  Please continue to be with me over the next 3 months as I eagerly await the PET scan showing that I am cancer free.  Amen.