Author Archives: caryschmidt

How Cancer Changed Me for Good

Today marks a major milestone in the cancer battle. Two years ago today I walked out of Kaiser Sunset Hospital in Hollywood, CA with a set of well-cooked lungs—the occasion of my last radiation treatment. After ten months of diagnosis, … Continue reading

Posted in Encouraging Thoughts, Health News | 2 Comments

God PET Scan Results!

If you or someone you love had cancer, then you know the “back of your mind” tension and subconscious emotion that goes into a regular PET scan. I had my 12 month scan on Tuesday. While I didn’t have any … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Health Update

I am frequently asked, “How’s your health?” or “How are you doing?” So here’s a quick update with what’s going on. My last scan—in early February was cancer free. This is wonderful, incredible, blessed news; and I believe it’s due … Continue reading

Posted in Health News | 3 Comments

resurrection hope

Before the resurrection, there is a cross. Dark. Death. Hopeless. Before the rainbow, there is a storm. Howling. Desolate. Destructive. Before the sunrise, there is night. Lonely. Black. Cold. Before Spring, there is Winter. Frigid. Barren. Bitter.

Posted in Encouraging Thoughts | 1 Comment

6 Month PET Scan Tomorrow…

Six months have passed since treatment, and tomorrow brings with it a very important scan. The PET scan will reveal if there is any recurrence of Hodgkins happening in my chest. I have no reason to believe it’s back. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Health News | Leave a comment

He’s never even dropped a pizza!

Earlier this week I was drying my hands in an airport restroom when I overheard a conversation between a father and his two-year-old son. Dad was handling diaper duty and he had placed his son on one of those flimsy, … Continue reading

Posted in Encouraging Thoughts | 1 Comment

Blessings and Scans…

This is just a quick update for many people who have asked or have stated that they are praying for me. First, the good news. This has been a fantastic Christmas season for our family, and health wise, I’m doing … Continue reading

Posted in Health News | 1 Comment

Merry Christmas from a 4-Year-Old

This is a repost from my encouraging words blog. A friend of mine who serves the Lord at the BBN Radio Network sent me this link to the Christmas story told by a four-year-old little girl. It blessed our family. … Continue reading

Posted in Encouraging Thoughts | 1 Comment

dear Lord, thank you…

Heavenly Father, Thank you for your love and for my salvation in Christ. My life and destiny would be utter, hopeless despair were it not for the cross of Jesus and your amazing grace! I thank you for redeeming me … Continue reading

Posted in Encouraging Thoughts | Leave a comment

Getting the Portacath Removed!

Friday was a HUGE day in the cancer battle! It was the day I have been marking in my mind for a year—the day that a surgeon would remove my portacath. I had expected to keep it longer, but at … Continue reading

Posted in Encouraging Thoughts, Health News | 6 Comments

Recovery Update

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks, so I wanted to give a quick update. Every week, lots of friends and family ask “How are you feeling?” And the second most common greeting is, “Hey, you look good!” Dana looked … Continue reading

Posted in Health News | Leave a comment

it’s been a year…

One year ago yesterday, I found out I had cancer. This week has been surreal. I have played the life-changing events of this week (one year ago) in my mind over and over this week. It would be impossible to … Continue reading

Posted in Encouraging Thoughts, Health News | 4 Comments

blessings…

I’m sitting at McDonald’s again this morning. Not sure why cancer left me with an appetite for pancakes, but I literally dreamed last night that I was eating pancakes. So… here I am, prep’ing for the day and enjoying pancakes. … Continue reading

Posted in Encouraging Thoughts, Health News | 1 Comment

lung damage and recovery

We had a very good, one-hour appointment with my radiologist in Hollywood this past Monday. He answered a lot of questions and helped me understand where I am and why I’m feeling the way I do. Here’s the short version:

Posted in Health News | 1 Comment

how we keep our marriage fresh

When Dana and I were engaged, there was one thing we dreaded—someday becoming one of those married couples that appear to barely tolerate each other. You know—those couples who never even hold hands or exude joy in being together. We … Continue reading

Posted in Encouraging Thoughts | 3 Comments