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All is well

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Lindy

It’s been a LONG day.  Dusty and I left the house at 6 a.m. for U of M. 

Here is a breakdown of our day:

At 9 a.m.  I had an injection for my 1 p.m. bone scan.  She put an IV in me and kept it there for the MRI and CT scans later that day.  Needles don’t scare me, but since my lymph nodes were removed on my right side they can only draw blood on the left.  I’ve been poked so much on the left side that I’ve developed scar tissue around many veins which makes these pokes a bit more painful.   

At 10 a.m. I had an MRI with contrast.  Despite the arcade noises blasting in my ear I was able to snooze for a minute or two. 

At 11 a.m. I had to start drinking a nasty “smoothie” for my CT scan. 

At 12 p.m.  I had to drink another “smoothie” for the CT scan of my chest, abdomen and pelvis.  Then my IV was removed. Yea!

At 12:15 We went to the cafeteria because I wasn’t allowed to eat for six hours before my CT scan.  I bought a margherita flatbread pizza.  Apparently the chef’s at U of M like to douse the pizza in red pepper flakes.  So much that my lips were burning. 

At 1:00 I had a bone scan.

At 1:30 I ran into the nearest bathroom and vomitted everything out of my system.  Either because I forgot to take and bring my anti-nausea pills, or because I hadn’t eaten since last night.  If you read everything up until this point, you’ve read that I was injected with dye for the bone scan, injected with contrast for the MRI, drank two of the most disgusting “smoothies” for the CT scan, was injected with contrast for the CT scan and my body decided to rebel. 

Poor Dusty was stuck carrying my bag and purse from that point forward.  Such a good man.

At 2:15 I had my blood drawn.

At 2:30 I ran into the nearest bathroom and vomitted AGAIN. 

At 3:15 I arrived on Dr. Schott’s floor where I was given a pink hospital pan/bucket to vomit in.  The nurse was such a blessing.  She took pity on me and put us in a room with a couch, three warm blankets and a pillow.  I fell asleep.  It was fantastic. 

At 4:00 we met with Dr. Schott.  Great news is the scans came back clean.  I show no signs of new cancer anywhere in my body.  The CT was clear (stomach, ovaries, liver, kidneys) and the body scan was clear too!  My bones do not have cancer in them either.  Praise God!  The MRI showed my brain tumors continue to shrink.  I was hoping they would be gone, but shrinkage can be a good thing. 

The last time I saw Dr.  Schott I had purple blotches on my back.  They never went away and she diagnosed it today as lymphedema.  Typically people show lymphedema in their arms, but staying in true out-of-the-box Lindy fashion, I have lymphedema in my back.  Secretly I’m relieved it’s lymphedema.  I thought I was getting back fat! 

At 4:30 we left and had a drive home that was rough since I wasn’t feeling well.  Thankfully they let me keep my little pink tub/bucket. 

Thank you for your prayers.  I felt so much peace today.  I’m so thankful no new cancer was found and my brain continues to heal.  God is good and so are his people!

47 Responses to “All is well”

  1. Kim says:

    Thanks for the update Lindy!!! We are PRAISING GOD with you for the wonderful news!!! Praying that the nausea is gone very soon! LOL… I’m sure Dusty looked great carrying your purse:)

  2. Amy Sluiter says:

    Praising God for a good report today! Praying you can throw away that pink bucket and never have to use it again!

  3. holly says:

    Thank you Lord for good news!! Praying that the tumors shrink away to nothing and for complete healing both body, mind and soul.
    Thanks for the update….

  4. Megan Van Kampen says:

    Praise God! I’ve been thinking about you and praying for you all day. I’m so sorry you were so sick. What a relief though to have good news. Thanks so much for the update Lindy!!

  5. Jana Ver Beek says:

    Praying you feel better today! So thankful for the wonderful news!!

  6. Dani says:

    Oh,Lindy God is good! That is great news. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  7. Lynette says:

    Good grief, your body probably didn’t know what to do with all that nasty stuff! Hope your feeling better today! What good news, no new cancer! So happy for you!

  8. Aunt Shirley says:

    Praise God for such a wonderful report. I am so sorry to hear about how physically bad you felt – the vomiting and all – you rest today and just enjoy God’s goodness. But again – Goad carried you through it yesterday and – He again answered prayers for a clean report. Shout to the Lord!!! Love you all!

  9. Rachel says:

    Oh Awesome news Lindy!!!! I think about you all the time, and i am praying that those tumors dissapear completely in Jesus’ name! 🙂 love you!

  10. Jann Kolean says:

    Praying for you and your family as you journey through this ordeal. I really enjoy your blogs and the attitude that shines through. It brings back memories of you-all of those years ago. I know Sara is following your blog also. Praying for a miracle for you and peace, good health and strength. Also praying for Dusty and those precious kids. With love, Jann

  11. julie meyaard says:

    Praise God for no new cancer! You continue to amaze me with your strength, faith and humor! You are so beautiful Lindy….keep shining!

  12. Krista Brower says:

    PRAISE GOD!!!!!!

  13. Dad Ver Beek says:

    Dearest Lindy….. When Dusty called me yesterday with the good news, it was the best birthday present I ever received.I am so happy for you,Dusty,the kids and both our families. Praise God !!!! Love, Dad

  14. Stacy Wiersma says:

    What wonderful news, no back fat!! I mean no new cancer and no back fat!! You’re so silly, during all this you are so worried about your weight and how you look and all any of us care about is how you are feeling and how the family is doing.
    Hope you are feeling better today!
    Smiles!!

  15. Bev says:

    May our Prince of Peace continue to fill you with His everlasting peace; our God of hope continue to pour into you that reassuring hope you’ve been given thus far; may your faith and trust continue to grow and abound as you wait on Him; and may the joy of Him as our Lord, our Healer and our Saviour continue to bubble over….effervesce!!!! HE IS LORD!!!!! Praise Him, praise Him!!!

  16. Gene & LuAnn says:

    AWESOME news! God is Good! Hope you are feeling better soon!

  17. Betty Morren says:

    PRAISE GOD that there is no new cancer, I having been praying for a miracle. Glad all the test are over for now hope you will feel better soon amd no more nausea feeling. I will contimue to keep you in my prayers.

  18. Mary VerBeek says:

    PRAISE GOD AUNT LINDY!!!
    GOD IS GOOD!!!

  19. John and Pam Jacobs says:

    Such great news!! God is so good! Keeping you in our daily thoughts and prayers!

  20. Judy Huitema says:

    What wonderful news this is! We at Genzink Plumbing have had 2 wonderful reports for Thursday. Tom Prins does not have cancer and you Lindy are not growing any more cancer. God is so good to us. We just praise his mighty name and thank him for the great reports on two wonderful people. Now may your nausea GO AWAY!!!! I just had a dose of that myself for a few hours and everytime I think of all you poor souls that don’t get over it in just a few hours. Please please dear Jesus – help Lindy to have a calm tummy! May you have a wonderful week-end Lindy – now that you can relax that these tests are behind you! Hugs for all of you!
    Judy Huitema

  21. Christa Meeuwsen says:

    YEAH Lindy. What great news!!! So happy for you. Will now pray for less nausea and vomitting. God is so amazing!

  22. Julie Meyers says:

    such great news!!! despite you being sick…I think of you every day with it! But, I’m so thankful for this news! Keep it comin’!!

  23. John & Gloria Vander Zwaag says:

    GREAT NEWS ! God is good! No new cancer ! You & your family are always in our thoughts & prayers.

  24. Marge says:

    Yeah! I’m not surprised though, because when God’s people pray believing, miracles happen.
    I loved seeing you Monday at my daughter’s house. I hope to see a lot more of you.

  25. Tiffany Timmer says:

    Lindy,
    What WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! I am so happy to hear that there aren’t any signs of new cancer growth, and that the brain tumors are continuing to shrink! Even though they aren’t gone completely yet, with more and more prayer, give it some more time, and they WILL BE!!!! I am sorry to hear that it was such a rough day on you, but thank the Lord you have an amazing husband like Dusty to help you through it! 🙂 You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope you are feeling a little better today! Love you!!

  26. Maryann says:

    Praise God, he is so great! So sorry to hear it was such a yucky day for you, but so glad for the out come.

  27. Julia says:

    Happy to hear that your tumors are shrinking!

  28. Michelle says:

    I am seriously crying tears of happiness for you!!!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!

  29. Chris says:

    Praising God for answered prayer!!! Continuing to lift you up in prayer! God hears his people!!!

  30. susie says:

    Praise God!! You will continue to be on our prayers!!

  31. Mrs. Cooper says:

    Hi Lindy! so glad to read your good news! We’ve not had the pleasure of meeting, I am the “lunch lady” at New Groningen.I wanted to share with you how excited Brooklyn was today to show me her Christmas tree cookies! She told me how the two of you decorated them..she was so tickled, all smiles! Blessings to you and your family!:)

  32. Cara Larsen says:

    Crying tears of joy for you and your great news! GOD IS GOOD!! Praying that the nausea and headaches subside so you can enjoy the Christmas season with your precious family.

  33. Heidi says:

    awesome news !!!Praying that the brain tumors continue to shrink and LEAVE!!!I hope you start feeling better and can enjoy the Hoidays with your family!!

  34. Sande says:

    So glad to hear this great news!!! Hope your tummy is feeling better soon, too. Hugs ~ Sande

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