//12.3.22 — scanxiety//

So this word isn’t actually in the dictionary, but just type it in google and you can learn all kinds of information.

My next PET scan is Monday (Dec 5th), exactly 5 months after my last one. I have been feeling well and have no reason to think they will find anything. I’m not really anxious about it, but I have found myself thinking about it several times this week. I’m not scared. I know that if they find something, we will work through a plan and just keep fighting. Cancer has been a unique gift to me this year. Obviously, I don’t like it or want it, but it has changed the way I look at the life I have here on earth. I have felt the strength and peace of God like I never have before. I have truly experienced joy in the storm, and I am thankful for that. 

Many have heard me say that one thing I have learned this year is that I can do hard things. I never really thought I was particularly strong or capable of enduring much physical pain. I give the credit to God answering my prayers to BE my strength during difficult times. I do feel stronger now though. I know that whatever comes my way, I can do hard things. 

We watched The Chosen season 3, episodes 1 & 2 last night. Jesus was speaking to someone (I won’t spoil it!) that wanted to follow him, and he said the words “Are you ready to do hard things?” I gasped, and Ray and I looked at each other. Jesus took my line! Ha! It was such a beautiful reminder that life with HIM is not easy, but possible & rewarding. 

So, Next week we will see what’s next. Maybe 2023 will be boring! HA! I doubt that, but it would be wonderful to embrace a new year with a healthy report. 

To those of you fighting…You can do hard things! Psalm 73:26 has become so special to me this year. My prayer isn’t that God give you strength, but that he BE your strength. 

Psalm 73:26 “My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”

Kristi Rhoton

9 thoughts on “SCANXIETY

  1. Kristi, praying for your peace on Monday, and for a year ahead that is free of the word cancer. Isn’t it amazing the peace we have in our darkest days, as Jesus IS our strength.


  2. Hermana,
    God Almighty has written your days a long time ago. You are HIS child, warrior, and testimony. Whichever your results are it’s been taken care of.

    Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭11‬ ‭
    “In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,”


  3. Beautifully said Kristi!! I’m forwarding this on to Jody….you two are AMAZING!! True examples of faith in a storm. Praying for great results for you today. Love you friend!!!


  4. So happy for you all! Is it not wonderful that our daddy carries all this for us! This way , we just tell our story!
    Easy is gone…. So we learn to do hard well! God is so, so good! We are here and we pray


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