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Time to PRAISE – Specialist update!

God is great and God is good

He makes all thing work as they should

he reminds us that He’s here

and watching, caring when we fear

I will sing a happy song, HE will be Praised!

God is GREAT, I shout with both arms raised!

God will always be my guide

and I will forever say with pride

that I am His and He is mine

and continue to let my little light shine!


Screen Shot 2018-09-11 at 9.40.03 AMThe report from my specialist, Anna A. Kulidjian, MD, was super encouraging.  She is a really smart, kind and gentle doctor.  She is absolutely beautiful inside and out and before she left she gave me a huge hug.  She told ME that she was so thankful that we met!


I know without any doubt that God guided us to her in His special way.  She actually knows and has worked with my specialist, Dr. Michael Gross, back in Nova Scotia who operated on me when the tumor was found 17 years ago. How crazy is that?!

She gave me a cortisone shot for the pain.  She said that I have acute arthritis that is shocking for someone so young.  She said that the mass that has developed in my distal femur is something we must investigate further but she is really convinced that it isn’t the Giant Cell Tumor coming back.  She said that they usually only come back within the first 5 years of diagnosis, not 17!

hello not-so-scary x-ray


I have to get an MRI, collect my records from the hospital in Halifax and have a chest x-ray done.  Nothing was said about having a bone biopsy – I was really apprehensive about that.


So as you can guess, my husband and I sang God’s praises the whole drive home!  We feel so encouraged and so happy.  Plus, the cortisone shot gave me a relief that I haven’t felt since I was a kid!  Walking with no pain?  are you kidding me?  It’s so real and so amazing.  The only thing I regret is not doing this sooner!


Psalm 103:1-5

Psalm 103

Of David.

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s

11 thoughts on “Time to PRAISE – Specialist update!”

  1. Oh what a relief !! I’m praising and thanking God with you. He is so good to give you such a dear specialist. Katie, this is so encouraging to my heart!! The fact that the cortisol shot helped your pain is so very very encouraging!! Praise God my dear girl!! I’ve been thinking about this a lot as I knew your appointment was yesterday! Thank you for the update. Much love!!🤗💕💕

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    1. YAY! Thank you Vivian! Such great news! I wish we could do a high-five! hahah
      It’s blows my mind that I can walk with no pain. I never thought that day would ever come! It’s crazy. Praise! God is SO GOOD. No matter what, He is good!

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      1. Awwwww, big hugs!! Virtual high fives too. So happy for you Katie and I’ve been praising and thanking God all afternoon. My heart’s overflowing with joy for you dear friend. 😄😄❤❤


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