When Dr. Chastain examined Melvine's sore with a scab, she diagnosed it as a possible basal cell carcinoma. She took a biopsy of it and has sent it off for the laboratory to make the precise determination. It will take 7 working days to get the results. Surgery may or may not be needed.
Jeanette took Melvine to the doctor's office in her new family Cadillac they have recently purchased.
After the doctor's visit they went to Bone Island Grill and had lunch. Melvine ordered cheese grits, fried scrimp, corn bread, and the house salad that is given to every customer, and it is good. Melvine brought some of her lunch home, and we enjoyed it for supper.
I was able to go to do my exercises at St. Mary's Wellness Center and worked out for an hour. To my amazement, my free membership lasts until December 1, at which time I can purchase the program for three month membership. I call that favor, the favor of God. I really thought I would have to pay for three months today. The last time I exercised there was September 6.
I got home prior to Melvine and Jeanette getting home. I had made an appointment to have Windows by Andersen send out a representative or salesman to measure several windows. I knew I could not afford the five windows that it would be good to replace, but I did want our two master bedroom windows done. They make it easier to have three windows done almost as expensive as the two. So, I chose the window in our family room next to our fireplace to be replaced. I was able to make a down-payment on the total costs with the option of paying the entire cost in a year without interest. So, it looks like we can have three custom built windows with a double sash installed by Thanksgiving. These windows will make our home more energy efficient, and our master bedroom warm for Melvine and me.
Today, we have to get up at the crack of dawn to go to the University Cancer and Blood Clinic for a double dose of chemotherapy. We will see Dr. Jane Huang our oncologist first. The session will be about 5 to 6 hours. We have learned that every Thursday Melvine will be having chemotherapy. We had to cancel our cleaning ladies who do deep cleaning. Melvine likes a neat, clean, and well-ordered home.
Bonnie Patch Bender, a retired LPN and dear friend, will not be able to go with us today. I am confident I can handle it. Melvine will sleep most of the time she is there. We don't know how this double dose will effect Melvine. That remains to be seen.
We need your continued prayers. We believe God is at work bringing about the desired healing and causing Melvine to be clean or free from all cancer cells in her body. Our prayer is that every cancer cell will come into alignment with God's order of health. Nothing is impossible for God. Our trust is in Him, and Him alone. God uses doctors, nurses, chemotherapy, surgery, etc. to bring about healing. He has never failed us. God can do anything but fail.
Please keep sending Melvine those get-well cards. She loves them, and has them neatly placed in a large basket to keep them all together.
You may write Melvine at this mailing address:
17 Sweet Apple Lane
Winder, GA 30680
May God bless you for your kindness to my darling wife, Melvine.