Friday, November 05, 2010

Answered Prayers...

Yesterday Frank got a call from Nuclear Medicine at MD Anderson and they asked if I could come in today for some more testing. After talking with my Endocrinologist they decided to rescan me and see if they could change the dates at all. So today, my sister, Kelly drove me downtown and I went in and did more testing. I went in and got the Geiger counter pointed at my neck and down my body to measure the amount of radioactivity left in my body. He took my reading and then let me go back out to the waiting area with my sister to wait for them to input the numbers into a computer program that spits out the dates of my restrictions.

So they called us back in and when we walked into the hall there were multiple doctors waiting for us. They took us into a room and showed us both where to sit. Then they circled around us and handed me the paper. I looked at it and saw the dates and said, "So it didn't change." You see I wasn't really expecting it to change. I figured they were just appeasing my doctor and doing a rescan but thought no way would it change much. Well to my surprise the same Nuclear Physicist that did my scans last week said, "Yes they did, NO more restrictions. You are fine to do anything. Nothing is off limits." I was in shock. I kept asking, "So I can go home and snuggle my kids right now? I can hug them? I can be with my son all day on his birthday? No more six minutes?? My two year old..... no rules for her? I can't hurt anyone?" And they kept answering with the same answer, "No more restrictions." I asked, "How could it be so off??" He answered, "We are shocked as well. You can thank prayers, God, or whoever you believe gets rid of radioactive iodine from ones body so quickly." He said, "The isolation is over, and you are done and free to do WHATEVER you want." One of the lady doctors was tearing up, and they said they all wanted to be there and witness breaking the news to me as they knew it was going to be a GREAT day for me. And indeed it was.

As we got into my sisters car, Amazing Grace by Chris Tomlin was playing on KSBJ. I just immediately started bawling again. And so did my sister. Especially when it said, "I've been set free." I know it has a different meaning...but for me today it had a double meaning. And then the next song was Light Up the Sky and I have been singing that song this entire journey. My sister had actually sent it to me after I found the lump. So we were both sharing a moment with more tears.

Frank was at Gavin's school with my brother Cord for lunch for his birthday. They were handing out cookies. I called Frank and asked him to ask G if he wanted to get out of school early, but told him NOT to tell him I was on my way home so I could surprise him. Of course G wanted to leave early. I actually got home a few minutes before they did. I ran out of my sisters car to see Hadley and as I was almost to the door I heard from the park screams of "Mommy!" I wish you could have seen her darting across the park with a huge pink tutu on as I started running towards her crying. She ran into my arms like a little movie and I just picked her up, cried and hugged her and told her I could snuggle again and I was home to stay.
Then G came home and he seemed shocked to see me. He gave me a hug but you could tell he was a little uncertain of things as Frank had just explained the night before that when I come home there would be certain rules. They would have to stay a few feet away from me. But after a few minutes he realized quickly that things had changed as I couldn't stop loving all over him.
We then went to Ellie's school and I ran in and as I got to her classroom door she spotted me, before I could say anything she yelled out, "Mommy I missed you" and started crying. We hugged and I told her I was home and I was bringing her home early so we could spend the day together. Ahhh....Happy Day. We spent the afternoon playing babies, showing me new tricks our dog Tippy has learned, and playing at the park. I am exhausted. But it was such a great day and I can NOT wait to spend the ENTIRE day with my little man tomorrow as he celebrates his seventh birthday.

I just found out today that some of you fasted for me last week. I have no doubt that you girls, and all the prayers of the people around me who have shown me such love these last few weeks is what changed my isolation time. So Thank you. To say I am beyond blessed and feel beyond loved would be an understatement. Thank you just doesn't even seem like enough for everything so many of you have done and the love you have poured into my family.

So I get to be home. HOME!! I got to put my kids to sleep tonight. And snuggle and say prayers with each of them. I am not sure if I am done with this journey yet. But in the meantime I am going to enjoy each and every day. Try not to worry about the "what if's." And pray that I will keep this outlook for the rest of my life. I go back for a check up on November 29th and then blood work that will show how well this last treatment worked on December 8th. Praying for a clean bill of health for Christmas!!

HOME. There is NO PLACE like HOME!!



20 comments:

ashley said...

I can't stop crying! Praise God!! God is so good!! The power of prayer is so powerful! I'm so happy for you & your family! I woke up thinking about you today remembering that it was Gavin's birthday. I'm so happy you get to celebrate with him ALL day long! Yippee!!

MKHKKH said...

I am bawling with you sister! What a wonderful modern day miracle! We couldn't be happier for you Lacey. Amen to answered prayers. Love those babies and enjoy them. I am SO happy! The best B-day present ever!!!

Kristyn said...

Good grief---I can not stop crying! Tears of happiness and amazement are flowing down my cheeks!!!!! GOD IS SOOOO GOOD!!!!! If anyone says that the power of prayer doesn't work....well this is absolute proof!!! I am so happy for you and your family! Soak up all those snuggles! I hope you guys have a great week!

Urs said...

Wonderful news! So happy for all of you!!!! I love the picture of you and the kids. Such happiness!
Happy birthday Gavin!
Xoxoxo-
Ursula

Jen said...

Sniff, sniff....tearful stuff! So glad for you and your family and those sweet babies that you can be together again. What a journey it's been for you all!

tayton said...

Oh, Lace, what a beautiful day! I cannot stop replaying your reunion with Hads. To see her bolt from the play ground, her huge tutu flowing as she ran as fast as her little legs would let her, you both calling to each other, and embracing. My world stood still.
I am beyond happy for you, for your family, and all who are on this journey with you. Love you.

Our Life Together said...

Answered prayer for sure Lacey! You all look so happy to be together. Couldn't be happier for you.

britt said...

sooooo glad to see your smiling face tonight girl. i'd have said more but the water works probably would have started. can't even tell you how great it was to see you with your babes as usual...

and happy birthday to gavin!!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Lace -
Words cannot express how I feel now that you are home with your super hubby and glorious babies!!! God is Great! I know you will enjoy every minute of every day. You are right- no "what ifs". Whatever is in the future is in the future and I know you will be well.
Today is really all that counts honey.
I love you so much,

me :):) a/k/a Tic-Tac :)

rachelhoneyman@hotmail.com said...

GOD IS GOOD! WHAT AN ANSWER TO PRAYER! In praise and gratefullness to the Mighty God we serve! Can't wait to see you!

Tanni said...

Tears are flowing as I read your words!!! I am so happy for you and the answered prayers from God. I am so glad you are back with your family...exactly where you should be. Praise God!! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

God is great and all powerful!!!! I can't stop crying either after reading this!! I am so happy for you!!! Hope you had a fabulous day with Gavin and your beautiful family. You are truly blessed!!! Love you!!!

The Guess Family said...

What a sweet miracle from God! I can't wait to share that with my bible study group on Tuesday. I have had them all praying for you. So glad you are home. You all look SO happy in the picture. :)

ChrissyK said...

I am so happy for you, I am in tears and thrilled!!!! What wonderful news. I pray that the new news you hear from here on out will continue to be just as wonderful.

parsonsfamily said...

Oh lacey, that was the best post ever! I am so so happy and thankful for God's answered prayers. I cannot imagine....what a joyful day!

Lisa W said...

Such wonderful news!! I am so happy for you and your family!! Love the family moment captured on the picture. Have a great week!

Lisa said...

Lacey-
What a miracle! Tears streamed down my face as I read your post because I can only imagine what joy you must have been feeling! I am so happy that you get to be back with your husband and kids - right where you belong!!!

Toni said...

Oh my, that was hard to read when I'm crying. God is amazing! Love you!

Amy said...

WOW, WOW, WOW. You will never forget that day. Im so happy for you. Our God is so good.

Team Leslie said...

Lacey, what a neat testimony to God's healing power, and joy even in the pain! You are a great witness. I heard about your situation from Amber but am just now getting a chance to read your blog.... I'll keep your continued health in my prayers.