A couple of weeks ago---
A lot sure can change in two weeks. It was two weeks ago to the day that Harrison had a MRI and the doctor called with the news--probable cancer. Since then we have four different doctors and had five different tests, and have learned about and discussed words that were not previously part of our everyday vocabulary. Words like--
Osteo-sarcoma port placement PET scan bone scan
mortality rates lesions metastasize hematology
oncology leg brace bone erosion pathology liver enzymes
cadaver bones Oxycodone baldness audiology tests
And the list goes on and on....
We are in a place and time where things are being dictated to us--places to be and times to be there. What to eat and when not to drink. What to wear and how to change wound dressings.
And this is just the beginning. I have no doubt there will be many more words we will learn and come to despise.
But in the midst of it all there are the good words, too.
Prayer Hope Encouragement Faith
Family Love Fight Healing
These are the words we will cling to. They are the ones that will take us through this crazy time of chaos and uncertainty.