Last night Brian and I loaded down our car with all four dogs, some groceries, and clothes and drove to Lauren and Josh's house (Brian's sister and BIL). On Thursday night, our whole-house water filter froze and now it's busted, and thus there is no running water on Pleasant Drive. Sure, we have a man cave with beautifully striped walls, and freshly painted rooms throughout the house, but we can't go potty. So, really, those stripes don't seem so important any more :).
It is really interesting because when I was first diagnosed with cancer, back in September 2008, our house at the time flooded and we lived with Lauren and Josh for an entire month. I don't know what we'd do without them. Many people are willing to put up Brian and I, but when you add in 4 dogs, the offers seem to dwindle. I can't imagine why! :)
So, now our very top priority has become running water at our house.
On another note, for the past few days, I have been researching anti-cancer foods. Wow! If you want to be overwhelmed, research cancer treatment. Determining which methods are best and which tests and studies are accurate and which people are truthful is near impossible. But, to say the least, I have given my diet a complete makeover. Basically, if it hasn't been found to fight cancer, it's not going into my body. I'm mostly eating a vegan diet, but I'm also adding in salmon. I have consumed massive amounts of broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, berries, green tea, turmeric, onions, garlic, oranges, etc. I'm also ingesting something called Perfect Food Super Green Formula. This stuff is N-A-S-T-Y, so it better make me one healthy woman!
Brian and I have a rough couple of weeks and months in store. We have many many decisions to make about treatment and location of treatment. Would you please pray that God would guide us perfectly to His treatment plan? We are still praising God for allowing us to make much of Him through this trial. We believe, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that He has enormous plans for us, and we just can't wait to glorify Him. Praise Him with us today!