I’m having a hard time remembering what I’ve mentioned on Facebook, what I’ve posted about on my blog, and what I’ve told people about in person. I can’t keep it all straight, so I thought I’d use this post to keep everyone up to date… because I know you guys just sit by your computer awaiting all the juicy details of my life, right?!! 🙂
I had my appointment with my hematologist this past Friday to review my bone marrow biopsy results. He said everything was mostly normal. When I asked him what “mostly” meant, he told me that everything looked good, except that my bone marrow didn’t have any iron in it (I honestly don’t totally understand what all that means since they have never said I have low iron levels when they have drawn blood).
He said it’s not uncommon for women my age who are menstruating every month (sorry guys!), so he wasn’t overly concerned about it. He did recommend that I take an iron supplement every day, in addition to my normal daily vitamins. He said I didn’t have any major conditions or diseases, so that was good. Just to confirm one more time, I flat said, “So I don’t have leukemia or anything like that, right?” He responded with a very affirmative, “No.”
My doctor did say that my low platelet issue may eventually resolve itself, could get worse, or could just remain the same throughout my life. Since it was initially detected during my pregnancy with Andrew, he said it most likely would happen with future pregnancies even if it does resolve itself. So, he wants to keep monitoring me for a little while and once he feels comfortable, he will probably release me. I will go back in May for a follow up. I am so thankful that nothing serious was detected. Praise the Lord for his answer to prayer! And thanks to those of you who were praying. I appreciate it so much!
After my appointment at the hematologist on Friday, I had to pull out the ole business suit! I had a job interview! Yes, you read that correctly! A friend of mine passed my name along to her boss who was looking to hire someone and I interviewed for the position on Friday and was then offered the job! It will be full-time but I’ll technically be a “temp” due to budget reasons. It may turn into something permanent or it may not, but I’m excited either way! We’re not sure of the start date yet, but it sounds like they’d like it to be sooner than later. It all happened pretty quickly, but I really do think it’s an answer to prayer. I have been trying to trust the Lord’s leading as far as employment goes. I have been out of work for just over a year and hadn’t had a single phone call or job interview the entire time. I was okay with it because I knew the Lord would provide the right job at the right time, but I have to admit it was a little bit of a blow to the ego. So, the Lord has provided this job for me and I’m looking forward to a new position and a new challenge. I’m also looking forward to working with my friend!
I was sad to tell my other friend that I can no longer watch her boys. I really have enjoyed them, and I think it’s been good for me to be around them. They are absolutely precious and I will definitely miss seeing them each week. They have really ministered to me over the past 3 months. I had been praying that the Lord would provide someone else to watch them, and that prayer has been answered as well! Thank you, Lord!
I’ve been doing pretty well with my 10k training. This past Saturday was our second group run and we were supposed to run 2 miles (we started with 1 mile the first week and it will increase 1 mile each week leading up to the race). I can’t tell you the last time I actually ran 2 miles without stopping, so I was unsure of how I’d do. I have been keeping up with the training schedule, but I haven’t done a ton of running outside, so I wasn’t sure how it would go. I did pretty good on Saturday. I did have to stop for about a quarter of a mile, but ran the rest of it.
I can’t say that I’ve fallen in love with running yet, but I have enjoyed the challenge of training. And I can slowly see some improvement in my endurance, so that’s pretty cool. I was able to run 2 miles without stopping on the indoor track at the Y today, so I can already see improvement from Saturday. This coming Saturday will be 3 miles. I’m not quite sure how I’ll squeeze in running while Kevin and I are at the youth retreat in North Carolina, but I’ll have to find a way. I’m determined to keep this up and run this race!
Thanks to those of you who have either commented or spoken to me about my last post. Sunday morning was difficult, but the Lord again met us where we were and encouraged Kevin and I so much Sunday evening. We went to our church’s annual dinner and it was so encouraging to see how God is working in so many of the ministries within our church as well as around our city and world!
Grief can sometimes be self-consuming, so it was wonderful to get a glimpse into what God is doing all around us. He’s certainly at work and it’s exciting to partner with Him in what He’s doing!