29 March 2011

I Sing for Joy at the Work of Your Hands

My test result came and guess what?? Okay don't guess, I'll tell you. The lesion on my abdominal area shows "no signs typical to melanoma" or any "sign of malignancy." A heartfelt thank you to every person out there that prayed for me.

I'm sure no one prayed for me about this next win, but I did a lot of praying for this - the Google Football League! And looks like someone's prayers are being listened to. About time too (I just have to add that because I feel like God has been ignoring me and ALL my prayers for quite a while).

The Tribe won!

Here's an exuberant us after our win with our trophy. And look closely, because you'll see I have a second trophy in my hand ;) Does it look like a 'Best Player of the series' trophy to you? :)

It is, and that is mine! All mine! Yes, I won the best player award - believe it or not. I still can't quite believe it myself. (Caribou, Zoram lam ai chu ka awh zo rih khawp e haha. Commentator te pawhin 'All the way from Mizoram' an ti vel dap dap reng mai! :))

And now you can also say I was famous (for a day) because a thousand plus people ate a dish named after me for lunch :P The good Macavity who never have sambar at lunch had a bowl full of it just because it bore my name and she's an awesome friend.

I played defense, but I took over the goalie role when the games get to penalty shootout stages. And I, without any shame, will include this picture of me scoring a goal during the penalties because I'm so freaking proud of myself.

The only downside to all of these is that I now have the ugliest knees in the world. Scarred, scabby, just generally very unfeminine knees.

And on top of that, just when my battle wounds were about to heal, I made this really bad decision to go water surfing last weekend and I wound up with raw knees all over again.
But I think I sort of got to instructor-stage goodness :D And I would do it again in a heartbeat even if it meant even uglier knees.
Heh! Excuse the extreme modesty. It's hard to stay humble because I'M ON FIRE! YEAH BABY!

All this joyfulness aside, I have to go for another PET CT scan tomorrow to have yet another node (on my iliac region this time) checked out. Same thing again, we need to know if they are metastases of the melanoma.

It's getting to be a bit tiring, and sometimes I'm just downright sick of it all. I think I've only had about two weekends this year that I didn't spend some time at the hospital. But you know, even though every test is always frightening, overall I'm not too worried. I think God has always given me enough good to tide me over the bad. And whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, it is well with my soul (Well I'm only trying still...)

And because the God on the mountain is still God in the valley, and the God of the good times is still God in the bad times.

The God of the day is still God in the night.

19 comments:

aduhi said...

No one deserves to get well more than you do. Keep rocking!
Love the sambar :)

Jerusha said...

Thanks Aduh! I love the sambar too :P even though I didn't have it.

ku2 said...

Blessed be the knees that belong to such a phenomenal woman as you, sniffle, excuse the sentimentality, its raining and its my birthday and i was feeling old and blah and then I read this and you make life seem so wonderful and I realised how blessed I am, so thank you! And Godbless :)

caribou said...

I diagnostic result ah malignancy a awm lo chu a lawmawm hle mai. I in check-up leh zel turah pawh Tunah zet chuan i dam tha tawh dawn a ni ngei ang. Ka lawmpui khawp mai che. Test dangah pawh result tha i neih zel ka duhsak a che.

In inkhel chuh, a nawm hmel khawp mai. Ti mai mai ila, in goal post khi a va zim ve... pet goal a harsa phian lo maw??? Damkawr chung pawhin best player award i dawng thei hi a mak hle mai.

Tuichen hi nuam ka ti hle a, mahse surfing erawh ka thiam ve hauhin ka ring lo. A nawm hmel khawp mai. I blog chhiar hi a nuamin a ngaihnawm thei khawp mai.

Varte said...

rocking Jeru, i am so glad to hear you're becoming better and better. i should say you are an optimistic and truly depend on God and He blessed you. May God be with you all the time.

The Love of God is greater far than any tongue can ever tell..

duhawma said...

Hotunu chu lo dam zel rawh. Pathian zarah kan dam anga, HMCF Zaipawl-ah te pawh kanla zai tuar(h)2 ang chu. "HE is worthy to be praise all the time,never changes GOD".

Anonymous said...

Hi Jerusha,

I know this is an off topic, but i can't help asking you, let me just write in Mizo, - i hnathawhna hmunah khan, vai ho hian hna ho te hi harsa deuh angin tih an ching ve em, emaw sentence khat asaw zawh mai theih hi sentence 6-7 vel te an hmang em, emaw, minute 20 vela tih zawh theih hi a kual zawngin darkar 3 vel te an ti em? A hma in intern vel chuan k athawk toh a, hei hna ka thawk ve ta tak tak a, thawh pui an hahthlak k ati, thil ho te hi an ti vak vak zel a, nge nang chu multi national Google ang te a nia, a awm ve vak lo zawk, mahse a wm ve chu ka ring si, vai an ni miau a.
Ka ngaihdan leh hmuhdan ah chuan, kan Zo zia hian western kan tih hi kan pawh leh hnaih zawkin ka hria, heng 'vai' kan tih ai hian, hna ah pawh, hna lo ah pawh. I ti ve em?

Do reply, i would love to hear your comments :-)in this regard.
thanks

Z :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jerusha,

I know this is an off topic, but i can't help asking you, let me just write in Mizo, - i hnathawhna hmunah khan, vai ho hian hna ho te hi harsa deuh angin tih an ching ve em, emaw sentence khat asaw zawh mai theih hi sentence 6-7 vel te an hmang em, emaw, minute 20 vela tih zawh theih hi a kual zawngin darkar 3 vel te an ti em? A hma in intern vel chuan k athawk toh a, hei hna ka thawk ve ta tak tak a, thawh pui an hahthlak k ati, thil ho te hi an ti vak vak zel a, nge nang chu multi national Google ang te a nia, a awm ve vak lo zawk, mahse a wm ve chu ka ring si, vai an ni miau a.
Ka ngaihdan leh hmuhdan ah chuan, kan Zo zia hian western kan tih hi kan pawh leh hnaih zawkin ka hria, heng 'vai' kan tih ai hian, hna ah pawh, hna lo ah pawh. I ti ve em?

Do reply, i would love to hear your comments :-)in this regard.
thanks

Z :-)

MRalte said...

Tuna i hmabak chu intihcher.. khawizu hi i chaw ei hmain tablespoon khat ei thin rawh. Cherna. Chaw eikhama ei chuan thauna. Tin, hetiang captain ropui nei chu i va lar lo ve!! Mizo hmeichhe football captain hi vaiho zingah an la awm miah lo. Club chu soi soi ngai lo. Buaithlak mai mai.
Ka rilrua hla awm chu maw...
Pathian hmangaihna ropuizia hi
Sual hmun thim ber pawh a thleng zo.
Pathian hmangaihna thukzia hian
Doctor thiam thil thlen phak lohna pawh a thleng zo va, engmah a lo ni lo reng a ni ka ti ve tlat. Congrats!!

virgochhas said...

yayy...congrats...and congrats...

TS Khupchong said...

Vai nula zingah khian chhe lutuk lo ka hmu tlat mai ka ti.

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Jerusha said...

Ku - haha thanks for your always ever encouraging words. And the knees are UGLY believe me. And yes you'er a very lucky woman. I'm sure you deserve it

Carib - Niaa kan goal khi, kan khelhna ground pawh a tet avangin kan ti te tel a. Pet goal a har phian. A goal vengtu an thau len phei chuan an khuh zo titih vek ani mai :)

Jerusha said...

Varte - this is the good part of sickness. QWhen you just have no options anymore, for a frail and helpless person such as I, it's utterly important to have some sort of faith and hope in something, and that is where God comes in. I am grateful for God's love, though sometimes I seriously doubt it all

Duhmaw - boss I rawn lut ve elaw I va ti lawmawm ve. Zaipawl lamah hi chuan kei chu ka tlak lo ta khawp mai..

Jerusha said...

Z - Nia I sawi ang hian vai mizia ve tak chu niin ka hria. IBM Daksha a ka thawh khan ka hna hmasa ber a ni nen ka ning thei lutuk a, I saw ang, tlem te a sawi theih, trawng teuh, ho te pawh pui deuh ang a sawi chiam etc..Google ah hi chuan zia chu a zia. Bakah hei ka lo thawk rei tawh deuh a ngai a neih chin ka nei tawh.

Mahse hemi thu ah hi chuan Mizo lam leh vai lam pawh hi extreme na chin kan nei ve ve in ka hria. Mizo ho mahni in 'promote' lamah effort pe miah duh lo, vai ho lah mahni phu loh thleng thleng a in promote over..Tih chin ve ve a awm a, Mizo leh vai hian kan thleh deuh ve ve in ka hria kei chuan :)

Keipawh hi mi tawng duh tih takah tawng tlem ka ni miah lo ania, mahse Sydney a thla 3 chhung ka zuk thawh khan, ka boss sap pa in feedback min pek pakhat lian ber chu office meeting etc ah ka tawng tlem a ti. Sap ho hi chu keini aiin an tawng hnem, vai aiin an tawng tlem...chung vel chu niin ka hria.

Mizo hi ka vei full thak zawk a. Vai chu vai an lo nihna ang ah ka va ngaihtuah tam loh bakah, I think they 'err on the side of caution' - at least they try. Try miah lo Mizo ai chuan a zia ka ti zawk. Pathian min pek skills te hi kan theih patawp chuan showcase kan tum tur chuan ka hria. Mizo (including myself) ngawi kan chuh tam mah mah ka ti.

Mahse vai ang ni lo in, thiam loh pawh in tih thiam ai chuan, thiam ila, showcase bawk ila - chu tluk a awm lo :)

Ka ngaihdan chuan

Jerusha said...

MRalte - intihcher tih lam chu ka ngai pawimawh tawh lo nasa. Thih lam ngaihtuah thut thut chuan [priority chu inthlak tak ani...ka theih ang ber a zin tam ka hmabak chu :P

Virgo - thank you thank you!

TS - hahah i tih chu ka her sa :)

Anonymous said...

Jerusha, Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it. I was waiting and checking for your reply comments.

Z

ps:i wish we can have more private message :-) in more private forum

Jerusha said...

Z - if we ever stumble across each other on any private forum, we can chat all you want :)