Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mayo bound...

 Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.”  George Iles


We found at 2:00 this afternoon that our appointment for the Mayo Clinic is tomorrow at 12:45!  Yay!  However, they would like me to do some blood work first, at 7 am!  Oops.  Its a 6 hour drive from here, so we will pack the car and leave tonight.


I don't have a lot of time to share with you today, all the wonderful blessings that continue to flow through my doors.  But I had to share these day brighteners from my niece Madi!  Thanks for the smiles, sunshine, these are beautiful!



At 2 pm I got the phone call about going to The Mayo Clinic.  Admittedly, a flutter of panic set in.  At 2:10 there was a knock at the door.  Its my friend Susan.  First she tells me through her own experience how wonderful The Mayo Clinic is and how I am really going to be okay.  Then you know how they say the best things come in small packages?  She leaves me with this and I take a poor picture of it.  But Susan, has left me with a little box of Hope :)  


Three weeks into this "fight," and God is still here showing up every day, of that I am convinced.


There is a large group of pretty amazing people that are all gathering tonight to talk about and make plans for... are you ready for this?  The Vicky Westra Benefit Fund. Um, wow.  I have to admit, 4 words I would never in a million years have strung together on my own.  But that is the whole point, isn't it?  I am so not alone in this.  I continue to be in awe of the people stepping up, stepping forth, offering their time and talents.  I am deeply amazed and humbled.

21 comments:

  1. Thinking of you tonight Vicky. You are SO not alone... even though it might seem scary we all are behind you... praying for you and lifting you up. Be brave.

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  2. Thanks Ria, I can't to wait to share the joy you helped me have and capture with my family yesterday. The experience was amazing and I'll treasure it always.

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  3. How wonderful that you are able to access all you need so easily and quickly (at least from this point of view). May you meet sensitive medical staff that open new and productive doors for you. I'll be thinking of you.

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  4. You are most definitely not alone. God is definitely watching over you and guiding you down this path. Prayers for you and yours!

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  5. Vicky, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you make this trip.

    Your reference to Dr. Luo made me smile. If you took three hours for that final, I must have sat there all day!

    I'll be following your posts and will look for a time to connect soon. Lots of love, strength and peace, dear friend.

    Kathleen

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  6. You are never alone Vicky. Even those of us who live far away from you are bathing you in thoughts and prayers. And of course, God is holding you in His hand.

    I am so glad to hear that you have gotten an appointment with the Mayo Clinic. I have only heard good things about them and believe you will be blessed with your experience there.

    Loving Hugs, Eileen

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  7. Sending prayers and love your way tonight. Mayo is a good thing! And remember you have lots of fighters with you in heart and spirit!

    Blessings,
    Nan

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  8. Vicky I can't wait to see pictures from Ria. She is amazing...Rick is too with his photography. It's truly a piece of art.
    While we wanted to go tonight, we are still struggling with a sick Olivia. And the flood...and so you understand.
    I haven't seen you or brought you a gift yet, but you are in my heart and prayers constantly. :)

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  9. I'm glad you're headed to Mayo Vicky. Have safe travels and God bless you.

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  10. Good luck at mato and prayers are going with you. XO, Pinky

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  11. Vicky, wow! You're off to the races girl. I'm excited for you. I want you to know that we just found out that Carrie's tumor has shrunk! And her body is showing signs of fighting her cancer. There is hope! I want to write you more through email. Not sure if you'll be able to check, but if you do, I'll be there.

    XXOO,

    Roxane

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  12. http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-01-07-curry-cover_x.htm

    In this article turmeric curry and tandoori spices may be of benefit to you.Every little bit helps.
    :)

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  13. I saw you tonight for a milisecond and thought I would have more time to see you again. Now I know why. I pray for safe travels for you and for your courage and for your doctors and for whatever is needed to heal you. It was fun to see Hali and Nolan's class tonight wasn't it? She was saying she can't wait to wear the new ”it” thing (your bracelet) as soon as we get them! Love you!

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  14. I can't beLIEVE, Vicky, how fast everything moves for you. God is obviously going before you and crashing doors open! You are ever in my thoughts and prayers and you amaze me with your strength. I had a friend stop me in a parking lot today to talk about YOU! She is praying, too. Lots of love - "He is ABLE!"

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  15. God Bless you....you are in my thoughts and prayers today....

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  16. I read your post late last night. I went to bed praying for you, and got up early this morning and began to pray. I know how important today is. I remember the feeling that came over me as I realized that the whole future of my life rested in this oncologist's reading of biopsies, blood work, mammograms, etc. Suddenly I learned the meaning of the word "trust." You will, too, Vicky. And you will find that the Lord is ALWAYS faithful, even during the times when we doubt and are afraid and don't know what to do. I can't explain it, but there is a peace that comes. I am so praying for you today. Praying you will have peace, that you will be able to listen to all they say, and that you will hear HIS voice through it all! Love you!!!!

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  17. hope brings hope.
    goodness brings goodness.

    The world is a pretty amazing place.
    Good luck with everything at the Mayo!

    Love and thoughts and prayers are with you!

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  18. Best of luck at Mayo!!... and I am amazed at your circle of friends, a wonderful gift during a difficult time.

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  19. I'm excited for you Vicky! I have a very good feeling about Mayo for you. Sending you love, hugs, and prayers. We're all here for you :)

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  20. It's early Saturday morning here, and you are first on my find--- probably because it's YOUR face I see first thing when I log onto my blog!!!!! I'm praying for you, praying that you have the wisdom to sort through all the information you received, decisions you have to make, etc. I can only tell you that the Lord will guide you. Think of lonely eagles soaring through the highest skies alone with the wind and currents and clouds. Yet, God sets in that eagle's heart wisdom and guidance and fearlessness. So He will with YOU, Vicky. So fly with the eagles today!!!!

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