...of Bio Hazard

…so once I “got it together,” Homer’s co-worker carefully opened the armored container. Using minuscule tongs, he then lifted a vile and placed it inside a clear holder. Next, he inserted a white flexi straw into the vile, motioned for me to place my hands behind my back as he stepped back. Then he motioned me to drink. Hesitant, I dropped my head forward but I know it had to be the Lord Who bent my back in order for my mouth to reach the straw because I just stood there with my head dangling as if it were broken.

I drank.

Surprisingly, it was tasteless! Oh, I forgot to tell y’all about one of the “DO NOT” steps: DO NOT remove your lips from the straw until coached. Its purpose was so that the vile could be refilled with water for me to also drink. When I finished drinking the radiation, “Nuclear Man” used a syringe to refill the vile with water. I drank, he refilled and I drank. Then finally he refilled it a third time and I drank. His hand motioned me to step back. I’m sure I saw blobs of sweat on his forehead as he attentively gathered the vile, placed it back into its carrying case and then putting the straw into a plastic bag branded with the words, “Bio-Hazard” in bold red letters. The man closed the door to my room after he backed the cart out and I, again, fought tears.

“When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed. Our mouths were filled wit laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’ The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negev. Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.” Psalm 126 NIV


  1. Your posts bring tears to my eyes as I read the moment by moment recount of what you went through or shall I say...what our wonderful Heavenly Father brought you through. Somehow in the midst of these horrible circumstances HE gave you the strength to endure and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
    Thank you for continuing to share. You are truly and encouragement to all of us.
    Blessings and prayers, andrea

  2. If this wasn't your story it would be a great suspense thriller made for TV movie. Ahhhh! :O)

  3. I imagine in my mind the scenario that you present each day and I am overwhelmed with compassion, knowing how you must have felt going through that whole ordeal. But God!!! He obviously brought your through so that you can testify of His faithfulness. Amen

  4. A horrid thing sickness is, but God shall have the final say.

  5. Oh.my.word!!!
    I just did catch up reading, back to the sitcom entry. This whole story is so, so, so, I don't know what to call it. But it makes me shake my head in disbelief.
    Girl, you have been through it!!!
    Praise God that He was with you the whole way.
    And still is.

  6. I've never read anything like this before. You are a brave woman! And a Spirit-led one. Praying for you and your family.

  7. Wow, what a scary time and yet I know the Lord brought you through. Why did they tell you not to open your mouth for an hour? What is the purpose in that?


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