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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

U/S tomorrow CD 10 Month 5 after surgery & Genetic Testing

Hi guys,

Tomorrow will be my ultrasound to see how the eggs are growing. The Prayer request is simple, Pray for God's will. I do Pray that His will involves left sided, good eggs with good estradiol... BUT .... if it doesn't, He knows what He's doing. He's in total control and I trust Him. It is definitely scary sometimes, but He's the real deal! So just Pray!

Another Prayer request .... my aunt, who is battling ovarian cancer, had genetic testing to see if there were any genes that put her at a higher risk for developing cancer. The testing came back and the doctor told her that she has a mutated gene the labels her with HNPCC Lynch Syndrome. According to her doctor in Lexington, Ky, she is one of the only cases in this area. The only other case in this area (possibly even in Ky) is in Somerset, Ky which is not very far from me. The doctor said that we are more than likely distantly related to the folks who have it there. As a result, my mother, brother and I have to be tested.

So.... what is HNPCC Lynch Syndrome. Here's a brief synoposis:


(From About.com)

Most people have about a 6% chance of developing colon cancer at some point in their lives; people with Lynch syndrome have about an 80% chance. Lynch syndrome is caused by a mutation in any of five genes, and is also called hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC).

Preventing Cancer in Women with Lynch Syndrome
Lynch syndrome is a genetic condition that predisposes people to colon cancer and other cancers as well. For example, women with Lynch Syndrome also have about a 50 percent chance of developing uterine cancer and a 10 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer. This study looked at ways to prevent the other cancers from occurring.


HNPCC Settles in America
Scientists combined genetic testing with genealogy to identify a cancer-causing genetic mutation brought to the U.S. by a German immigrant. People with this mutation have about an 80 percent risk of developing colorectal cancer at some point in their lives.


So, to make a long story short we were very upset on Sunday when all this news came about. Those chances are so extremely high and it stresses me more for my family than even for myself. So, please Pray for our tests to come back negative without the gene IF it be God's will. And please Pray for peace through all this as well. I know my aunt is scared but she is totally trusting God which is the best thing anyone could do. I love her dearly and I just Pray that she continues to do well as she finishes up her chemo in the couple of months.

She sent me this email and I wanna share it with all my infertility friends because these truths are so vitally important for us to know. God loves us and He wants to care for us... we just have to let Him.

A different take on the Commandments...


TO: YOU
FROM: GOD

Effective immediately, please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill my promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. I know I already gave you the 10 Commandments. Keep them. But follow these modern TEN COMMANDMENTS, also.

1.) QUIT WORRYING
Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?

2.) PUT IT ON THE LIST
Something needs to be done or taken care of; Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let Me be the one to take care of the problem. I can't help you until you turn it over to me. And although my to-do-list is long, I am after all, God. I can take care of anything you put into my hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.

3.) TRUST ME
Once you've given your burdens to me, quit trying to take them back, Trust in me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on my list. Problems with finances? Put them on my list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For my sake, put it on my list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

4.) LEAVE IT ALONE
Don't wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much stronger how, I think I can handle it from here. "Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It's simple. You gave me your burdens and I'm taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don't you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with me and forget about them. Just let me do my job.

5.) TALK TO ME
I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I'm in control. But there's one thing I pray you never forget. Please don't forget to talk to me - OFTEN! I love you. I want to hear your voice. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with me. I want to be your dearest friend.

6.) HAVE FAITH
I see a lot of things from up here that you can't see from where you are. Have faith in me that I know what I'm doing. Trust me, you wouldn't want the view from my eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust me. Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?

7.) SHARE
You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven't heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten.

8.) BE PATIENT
I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes me a little longer than you expect to handle something on my to-do-list? Trust in my timing, for my timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, and rush.

9.) BE KIND
Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for my sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please know I love each of your differences.

10.) LOVE YOURSELF
As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me for one reason only - to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself It makes my heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don't ever forget that!!

With all my heart I love you, God.




Much Blessed Love,

4 Remarks:

beth ewing

wow i'll be praying for all of that. keep us updated. i have a question but i don't want to put bad thoughts in your head. what happens if there are no left sided eggs this month? of course i'm praying there will be tons of them just to compensate for asking this question. hehe!

Alicia

I will be praying for those eggs on the left side and your future baby. I'm glad to hear that your aunt is doing better. But I will pray about that Lynch Syndrome. I loved the modern 10 commandments it was such an encouragement to my soul.

Love Alicia

Stacey

Praying for you today and your aunt and family as well.

Jim and April

hey girl! Praying for you!