That's what my doctor told me when he stepped into my exam room today. The Melanoma is gone, and all borders are clear. Praise God! I will go back to visit him in one month and then every six months after that.
Did I ever tell you how this all came about?
A couple of months ago I was blog hopping and ran across a post where a woman was being treated for skin cancer. I couldn't get it out of my mind. I thought to myself, "I really should get a skin check because my skin is so fair. I'll do it some day." Then I pressed it out of my mind. Two weeks later, an acquaintance at my son's school told me that her brother died of Melanoma. Again, I heard that soft voice in my head say, "Go and get a skin check." I tried my best to press that voice out of my mind because hey, I felt great, and I could never get something like that.
Two months later I made a dermatologist appointment for Goofy Foot. After his appointment, I asked the doctor to go ahead and take a look at my skin, you know... just so I could get that relentless voice out of my head. The doctor told me that I should probably get a little freckle (near my collar bone) removed one day. "It is probably fine, though," he said. I agreed to have it removed that day, and we were done within five minutes. It didn't hurt at all, and I'm a giant baby!
The pathology report shocked us. The doctor scheduled my little surgery the next day.
I share this personal information with you today to encourage you to listen to that sweet, still, small voice in your own life. I my life I believe that voice to be the Holy Spirit.
On a totally different note, check this out...
My neighbor took this picture on her Blackberry.
Look who's been shopping at our local Costco. I'm so bummed I missed it!