As Dr. Lewis had instructed, i waited for a call from the oncologists office, and as promised, they called the next morning. i had been assigned Dr. Dotters, whose office was with Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center.
(now, if you know me at all, you know i don't like change. when Dr. Lewis said he wouldn't be performing the surgery, i was taken a bit off guard. the reason was because the surgery was due to cancer, and an oncologist would have to perform it. wait . . . . .he's taken care of me for 17 years - ever since i was pregnant with Sami. would there be anyone who would care for me and take such good care of me as he has done all of these years ? )
so, what's a girl to do ? i prayed. i prayed that God would provide a caring and compassionate doctor who would listed to me, answer all my questions and who mark and i would be comfortable around. after all, she'll be doing some major 'girl' surgery and i wanted to be calm in her presence.
and then, that night, i looked up on the internet the WVCI to see if i could find a photo of the her - i wanted to get an idea of who would be a part of my life.
and what a blessing i found. not only did i find her photo - and i felt calm when i saw it - i also saw a photo of a friend from bible study who is a radiologist and a colleague of Dr. Dotters ! oh Lord - thank you for showing me the photo of Julie ! what a blessing that was for me - another sign from God that he is in control.
i felt led to call Julie the next night to put my mind at ease regarding my care. God's timing was perfect and i reached her just as she was leaving her office. she was gracious enough to talk to me for a few minutes and answer my questions once i told her of my cancer diagnosis.
when i told her i had been assigned Dr. Dotters, she said to me ' She's the best, and you'll be in the care of an amazing surgeon and woman'.
again, God is covering every detail.
Psalm 55:22 - Cast your burden on the Lord and He will sustain you.