Bring it on.

Posted on January 14th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

I feel this may be my last night in my own bed for a while. Trying to think if there is anything I need to get done before our specialist meeting tomorrow. The results from the biopsy will be in by then and we will be able to get the treatment going.

Our time of prayer and anointing yesterday was a real landmark for us. We had a few family and friends gather just at our house and had a family friend lead us through the time. It was a real mix of grief and excitement. I am so thankful for the people that I am surrounded by, both here with me and by the mindful who are with me but geographically distant. I am well blessed. No doubt.

The biopsy this morning went very well. I don’t remember a thing about it although Elizabeth said I was making semi-intelligent conversation throughout. A seem-less transition I am sure.

Elizabeth and I have just flicked through the X-rays and MRI’s and can see the evidence of Myeloma patches throughout the body. It is hard to believe that I am looking at pictures of myself with these foreign bodies inside. The pain helps it to sink in that it is quite real.

I would like to thank everyone for their support through prayer yesterday. We are feeling very peaceful and quite strengthened even though we have had an exhausting stretch. By all rights we should be anxious and shattered, but all is good.

So I am ready for a good night’s sleep and we are ready for the day tomorrow. I am dying to get stuck into some treatment.

7 comments.

liznlach

Comment on January 15th, 2008.

love and blessings, liznlach

Maura

Comment on January 15th, 2008.

Sending lots of love and a long distance hug your way Cam!!

Lynne Warrington

Comment on January 15th, 2008.

Dear Cam & Liz
Through our strengths and weaknesses we can touch others lives in an amazing way giving comfort,strength,encouragement and hope. I know that you both will have done this to so many, even to poeple you may not have met before but have read your posts. I am sure you both have received the same from others through this journey. God works in and through us in many ways. You both are a real blessing.

Love & God Bless
Lynne xox

Toddy

Comment on January 15th, 2008.

“So I am ready for a good night’s sleep and we are ready for the day tomorrow. I am dying to get stuck into some treatment.”

This is why you are a better person than me.
Sleep well, Prince; child of the King.

Cam

Comment on January 15th, 2008.

Not better Toddy, but just as twisted.
C

Cousin James

Comment on January 15th, 2008.

I think Toddy made a profound comment “This is why you are a better person than me”.

I want to echo this. Your response to this chapter in your life is remarkable. One of the most heroic true stories I can recall reading is this website. Following your journey has done nothing but increase my respect for you and Liz, and diminishes whatever notion I had of myself being a brave and noble person. If I was in your boots my website would be called http://www.whymelord.com.au or http://www.poorjames.com.au. Cam and Liz, you are something special. Thinking of you.

cons

Comment on January 15th, 2008.

Bring it on indeed! I am proud to be related to someone who looks chemo in the eye and says ‘bring it on’.

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