Tuesday, February 17, 2009
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
This is one of our favorite pictures of Tammy. It was taken in the fall of 1989 along the Big Thompson River in Colorado, when Julie was 4. The roar of the river going by has a very restful effect on you. We love going up into the Colorado mountains and relaxing. We'd certainly rather be there today.
Tammy heads to KU Med Center today to begin three days of evaluations to make sure she's ready for the bone-marrow transplant in March. Todays appointments will last about four hours. The next two days will take about six and seven hours, respectively. They include everything from another bone-marrow biopsy (today) to psychological, financial and nutritional evaluations, all of which will be helpful, but none of which will be real enjoyable.
Tammy is particularly burdened about the biopsy today. They do not use a general anesthetic at KU, and she is worried about the post-procedure pain. When she had her last one done, the doctor used a general and Tammy still was in some pain for a couple of days afterward. Those of you who know Tammy know she's tough and not a complainer, but she is struggling with this this morning.
Please pray for peace, comfort and rest for Tammy, mostly the spiritual kind, but also the physical kind. God knows her needs. He knows that she needs to be calm and trusting. But He also knows that she doesn't want to hurt.