After the tech was finished getting better images of what was 'cooking,' I took a CD of the images with me as I left the building. My parents were in Washington D.C. on their first trip following my dad's retirement from the fire department and my grandparents were at home in California awaiting my call with how things went. I sat in my car in the parking lot and wondered what exactly I was going to tell them all. Do I say I don't know anything yet? Do I tell them what the tech said? I didn't know.
This was Memorial Day weekend, so I had an extra day before I had to go to work and tell my co-workers, who were praying for me, the same thing. So I spent the weekend trying to have fun and keep my mind focused on the Lord, talking about with anyone I knew that asked me what had happened at church and small groups.
Tuesday came and while at work I received a call from my chiropractor asking to see me as soon as possible. So, at lunch I drove up the street to meet him at his office. He took me into the treatment room to tell me the news. The report from the radiologist confirmed that I had a large mass on my right hip joint and it wrapped onto the hip socket and pelvic bone. He was very concerned about this as he was not expecting to read about a tumor; he was expecting to read about a sciatic nerve. I told him what the tech said and that I was not surprised at all and had had a few days to get used to the idea. I just needed to know where we went from here. After my primary care doctor received the report she called and suggested I go see an oncologist. I made an appointment with the oncologist I had seen after my breast cancer surgeries.
Later, the next steps....
Has there been a time in your life where you knew all you could do is put your faith, trust and life in the hands of the Lord and step back? Feel free to comment with your story.