Thursday, October 8, 2009

Upcoming trip

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

I have mentioned before that I was invited to go to Washingtonn DC to share my story of how the MRI 'saved' my life (really it was the Lord but He used the MRI) and how it changed the course of my treatment plan to battle my cancer. In other words, I am to share how we need to allow continual funding for the MRI and other medical imaging like the CT Scan. I have decided to go and my flight has been arranged by the group that is sending me. By the way, all expenses are being paid. I found out this morning my hotel and itinerary. One scary part is that I have to take the metro from the airport and then walk two blocks to the hotel. I looked to see what the weather will be like and it's to be cold that day. Yuck. I don't like cold weather. lol. This will be a quick trip for I leave on the 13th and will arrive around 2:20 then at the hotel we have a advocacy training and information session at 4 pm-6 pm..Then we have dinner there at the banquet hall from 6-8 pm. The next morning we leave the hotel at 8 am for Capitol Hill and we have a press conference at 9:15 am. At 10 am we start meeting with legislators. I don't know who I will be talking with yet and how many, etc. until I get there on the 13th since those details are still being worked out. I am not too worried about sharing my story for I have a passion for that but it's just the little details of getting around, etc. and being there alone not knowing anyone. Hopefully I'll meet some wonderful people for I'm sure there are others traveling there alone too. We will be on our own for lunch (they are giving us a gift card) so hopefully my group will want to eat together. My plane leaves on the 14th at 5:45 and of course you have to be there early to check in. Quick trip. I believe God has opened these doors for me go. If I had not gotten cancer, this opportunity would not have happened. You just never know how God is going to use you when you are going through tough circumstances. I know God has a purpose and He will use each of us in ways unimaginable. I never imagined in my life that I would be going to DC to lobby for something. This is way out of my comfort zone but I know God will be with me whereever I go. Just pray that all the traveling will go smooth for me. I've never flown alone whereas my husband does it alot for business.

The other day I had my coumadin level checked. It was high--first time that has happened. My levels never stay level--one time it's fine, then low and now high. I quit eating salads for lunch thinking that may be the cause of the levels being low. The nurse said to go back to eating salads if I want. I've decided that I will try eating salads every other day instead of every day. We'll see how that works. They didn't really change my dose except for that one day. I don't think I shared that my cholestrol level is a little high too. I am trying to do better on a low fat diet. We already do so much of low fat dieting but I know there are areas that I can cut down such as the snacks I so enjoy. lol. I also have been exercising more and really wanting to lose weight. I've gained alot since getting cancer. I hate the way I look so really need to get serious about losing weight. Please pray that I will be able to have self control and not overeat especially when I go out to eat like in Washington DC. By the way, I'm still doing fine and haven't gotten the flu yet from my son. In fact, the rest of the family are doing fine too but we still could come down with it. Thanks for your prayers. Love you all.....

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him , so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


MAAM said...

Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, my TX friend. Low 60's is NOT cold! That time of morning will be beautiful and brisk and it'll warm up quickly. It'll be around dinner time that you'll get cold. Bring layers. The metro is very straightforward and easy and so is walking around DC. its all laid out pretty well. You can do this! God has a plan for you.

Kelly said...

Thanks my beautiful friend that I wish I could see while there. I've done the metro before with the kids and I recall it was easy enough. Still, scary when alone but you are right, I can do this with God!!!