I'm gearing up for follow-up #6. Scans have been scheduled, flights booked, child-minders confirmed, and fingers crossed.
This quote was emailed by a dear friend. It sums up pretty much my whole life:
Lord, help me not to take myself too seriously but to laugh readily at myself. Even my worst troubles have a ridiculous side.
from The Joyful Spirit of Padre Pio
St. Pio and I go way back. His exhortation to "Pray and Don't Worry" is etched on my heart.
I'll update in a couple of weeks. Thank you for your prayers!