Warm Nodes and Waiting Mode

Here’s a more detailed update for those of you interested…

There are definitely some “warm nodes” on my chest; however, they are not enlarged and are small. They cannot tell from the PET whether they’re cancer or not. Because they are small, a biopsy wouldn’t be able to tell either. So… the best thing to do is repeat the PET in a couple of months. In the meantime, I will see her in December for follow-up to discuss where we go from here (hopefully nowhere!) and to schedule the PET…

The nodes could simply be reactive to inflammation, and she asked if I’d had any inflammation (bronchitis, etc.) lately. I haven’t; however, with my lupus and flares from that, I’m constantly battling inflammation.

So I am in waiting mode.

For two months.

In the meantime, I will have my surgery on Thursday for an abdominal hernia. It’s outpatient, and he said about a week for recovery. He’s going to clean up scar tissue from all my surgeries while he’s in there, so it may end up being a bit more involved. I never know with my suppressed immune system what to expect with recovery, so I take it a day at a time.

A day at a time.

This gift for this day.

He holds tomorrow in his hands.

(Your prayers and encouragement are a gift I hold close to my heart. Thank you! Some of you have asked about any needs. My friend, Maretta, is coordinating meals for during my recovery, so you can touch base with her. And pray. Going to God is the most you can do!)

2 responses to “Warm Nodes and Waiting Mode”

  1. My [precious One,

    The times of waiting, the renewed strength that He works in us, the crying out to Him as He opens our hearts more to our new life in Him are the days that as we walk in them we discover they are the best, but the most painful. He has taken us out of our keeping, nailed us to a plank so that He could mold us into His image, working all things together for our good. I praise His name with you as you share your love of Him with us.

    Love and blessings,


  2. Hi dear Angie, Loving you and praying for and with you!


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