Friday, March 8, 2013

When You Show a Man a Mammogram

I did end up having a lovely day on Thursday with lots of time with my kindle. The best part of the day was hearing that everything was fine with all my tests. I didn't even need the biopsy that was scheduled which saved me lots of stress, pain, and money. It was great news!

When I got home, I did my best to explain exactly what the doctor did and said to my husband. I used all the medical terms I knew and showed him the pictures from the mammogram that the doctor gave me to give my doctor back in PNG.

After holding each image to the light in the window and examining them carefully. My husband gave the x-rays back to me with one in each hand and his right arm outstretched and said, "This one is bigger than that one." Yeah. Thank you, Husband, for that mature and professional response to this situation.

Anyway, we spent the rest of the day shopping and doing other fun stuff to celebrate as a family and the second best news of the day is that I got these Sketchers Shape-Up tennis shoes for THIRTY DOLLARS!!!

They were originally $170!! I know... it is a miracle! I forgot to pack any tennis shoes when we came to PNG almost 2 years ago, so for almost two years I have been doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred in flip-flops (enter lecture from my athletic trainer sister...sorry Mel!) But all the tennis shoes in PNG are really cheaply made and also very expensive, so I just kept working out in flip- flops. Well, all that ends now!! Sure they are so pink that my eyeballs are almost bleeding, but what is a little retinal hemorrhaging (see how good I am with the medical terms??) when you save $140!!! Anyway, we had a great day as family which was much needed and much appreciated!

here we are happily shopping in our "civilian" clothes

swimming at "The Lagoon"

girls playing at "Muddies" a free water park and playground for kids

Overall it was a great day, and we are so thankful for the many prayers and encouraging words for our family during this time. It meant the world to us to have so much love and support in what could have been a very scary time! We are praising the Lord for good results, a great family trip, and for allowing us to go back to PNG and back into Hewa as planned!


  1. So happy for the great news and praising the Lord with you and with much relief. I love y'all!!!!!

  2. Oh, it's such wonderful news! Thank God for his protection for you and your family...AND for the much-needed solitude and snazzy new shoes!