Saturday, February 8, 2014

What makes us feel good?

Houses along Seal Beach.  Elder McOmber has been awesome, exercising with me every morning.  It feels so good to exercise every day. It helps us feel better physically, mentally, and emotional  I really missed it when I was doing chemo(no energy). 
"Our Heavenly Father, who gives us so much to delight in, also knows that we learn and grow and become stronger as we face and survive the trials through which we must pass."
                                                                Thomas S. Monson, ""I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee""
There is a Doctor here that is on a mission, I use her as a resource.   We talk on the phone, send texts, and e mail all the time.  She covers all 11 missions in Southern California.  I am probably her most frequent "pain in the neck"!  Since being on our mission(almost 2 years) there have been three wonderful doctors that have helped me and all the missionaries of Southern California.  Finally this week, I met Sister Dr Nancy Alston and her husband, Elder Alston.  (They have been here since October.)  We went out to dinner and had a wonderful time.  I forgot to get a picture, but here is their picture. 
The Alston's are from Pocatello, not far from our home. 
One of our elders had a bike accident, he had stitches in his chin.  He did not want to go to a doctor to have them removed, so I kept an eye on them and then Thursday, I took them out with the help of a few assistants.  They all loved watching.
We had him lie on the couch, his companion held the flashlight.  Luckily I happened to have a set of suture removal scissors with me. 

The sister taking pictures wanted us to all smile.
The Elder survived and kept smiling!
Then it was time for district meetings.  Three wonderful sisters.
More wonderful sisters and elders.
I have had radiation all week.  I also had a doctor appointment with my oncologist.  Everything is going good.  I needed my port flushed.  This is Sam who works in the Infusion Center.  He is the best at accessing my port.
This is Lam and Sam.  They are the nurses that gave me chemo.  I am so glad to see them without needing chemo anymore!!!!!
At radiation, it is so much fun to get to know the technicians and the other patients.  Going everyday, we see each other alot.  One gentleman was smiling like a Cheshire cat, he had received his diploma, finishing his radiation.  I have been able to share my testimony and give uplifting words to others.  We all have something in common and it is easy to start a conversation that evolves into Trusting in the Lord.

"Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "You Can Do It Now!"

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