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6 years ago; cancer.

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Today April the 29th six years ago I went under the knife for a liver resection to take out a 22 centimeter cancerous tumor along with 80% of my liver.

That day even though my heart was at peace for myself, I was scared and hurting deep for my two babies that at that point I thought would have to grow up without their mother like I did. That thought was painful. And of course my husband, my groom, my best friend would have to live a long Life without me.

There I was on that little bed, all set to meet my maker; really, I thought that was going to be my day. In fact, my doctor didn’t think I would make it through and if I did, he believed I would need a liver transplant.  Well, after an 11 hour surgery procedure, I woke up the Intensive Care unit where I “lounged” for 2 days. With that in mind, I humbly would like to say thank you to everyone and anyone that has ever donated blood. I received someone’s blood that day and yes it was a gift of grace to me and I am thankful.

I thank nurses and doctors out there that still try. And my doctor was one of them. In fact, this doctor’s grace brings me to tears to this day. He/my doctor never billed us for the surgery and yes it is my true story.

To all cancer patients out there, please be strong, rest in God’s sovereignty, fight as hard as you know how, don’t give up on yourself. One day you will walk out of that hospital bed, one day those endless needles will stop, one day that chemotherapy that weakens you will be no more.

Look in that mirror my dearest, my sister, my brother, you are so precious; perfectly made in God’s image. He knows your pain, he understands your fears and frustrations. He knows if your heart is crying. Just rest in Him; He will take care of you.

💞

97 thoughts on “6 years ago; cancer.

  1. I received so many bags of blood and platelets during my treatment for cancer and am so grateful for those who donate. I did have my 2 older sons donate as a way of paying it forward since I can’t 🙂

  2. Amazing grace! God bless your doctor, you, your family and all the love ones who stayed by your side. I am so touched. Look, I can’t stop the tears that’s flowing . How gracious and blessed .

    1. Miriam,….. thankful for healing. I can only say that God is sovereign. He promises not to bring us more than we can handle. He knows us more than we know ourselves. We just have to trust him. I like to keep in mind that what healing looks for me maybe different from God’s plan. And I have to trust that His plan is the best. Hugs💞

      1. I agree with you because I still deal with side effects, but I’m grateful for my life. Looking at my friends who recently have similar cancers, they got more new technology of treatments. I don’t compare. As I said to my husband just today that the cancer treatments are new every six months. I’m glad to see that. Blessings to you!

  3. Wow! What an inspiring and beautiful post! Made me overcome with emotion. To look back over those 6 years must fill you with such awe and wonder. God is so good! Praise God for your healing.
    Love & blessings
    Hayley 😊💞

    1. Thank you Hayley. Yes I am filled with awe. I know that I have never doubted His sovereignty in my life. He has held me through the deepest seasons in this life and I am very thankful for His grace daily.💞

    1. Thank you Lisa. I personally know for a fact that I am completely weak without Him. He strengthens me/us to trust Him in our daily walk of many struggles and pain along the way. We rest in Him. Hugs 🌹

  4. I didn’t know whether you have hope or despair.
    You are mom, so, pls, hold on to Hope.
    By the way, i proffer one important information.
    “Laughing”
    It strengthen the immune system more and more.

    How is your day today,my Dear? 😀

  5. I am so glad you came through your cancer. Perhaps your blog, with the way you place Jesus first and foremost, is God’s plan for you now. It’s certainly a blessing to me. x

    1. Thank you very much Maureen. It’s very kind of you to reblog the post. I hope and pray that someone out there that may be walking a similar walk will be encouraged. Thank you again ❤

  6. What a sweet, humble remembrance. He had work yet for you to achieve. What a blessing for your family. My crisis came seventeen years ago when they took my heart out and worked on it. I had previously had an artery sliced into by the doctor who would have done the surgery, but he told me there was no need, that he had taken care of the problem. He hadn’t. My husband took me to Scott White and they said I would not have lived more than a week or two. In fact I asked at some point if my husband and I could discuss it for a few minutes and he looked at me and said “you go ahead and discuss it while I get help the nurses get the surgical room ready.” I have always looked on it as a responsibility, to find and do what the Lord had for me to do. With my full time oxygen now I write books. Two spiritual books and one fiction with a teaching approach to spiritual growth. You have been an inspiration to me and I didn’t know any of your past. I can imagine tons of people for whom you have been an inspiration and a strengthening. Bless you dear, and take care of yourself. You are needed.

    1. Marie,….I find myself crying. What a story you have there to tell. God is sovereign Indeed; we can rest in Him. I am very thankful that I have been able to meet a strong woman such as yourself that I can learn from about faith and courage. Being Motherless, I have been blessed with different women that I can learn from and look up to as well. Thank you very much for sharing your story. You take good care of yourself as well and many hugs sent your way.🌹

  7. Amazing testimony!!! Praise God He healed you so your husband could have the best mommy possible for his children. You two are awesome and your children and so precious. Wow what a wonderful life you’ve been blessed with!

  8. Congratulations on 6-years. Continue to celebrate, stay strong, and embrace life! I’m still undergoing treatment for my cancer, although my surgery was April 24, 2016. Like you, I worry about my four children, but I know that attitude is everything. Best of luck to you on your journey!

    1. Thank-you my dearest sista. I am very thankful to now call you my friend/sister. The cancer journey is definitely one I will live to tell. But God is sovereign.❤🌹

  9. It is so amazing of you to share your story, how incredibly brave…May god bless you and your family always! 🌹

  10. It’s wonderful rhythminlife to read how others have responded to your sharing and indeed it is a witness to God’s Love and Compassion and your Trust in Him. Thankfully He heals in many ways through Medicine, Natural remedies, Operations,Therapy etc but whatever tool He uses, He is the only Healer and sometimes He heals Miraculously too.

    I would like to share with you about my Cancer and some Scriptures that The Lord gave me through the Storms in my life and they in my heart and I hold onto them tightly.

    I found a lump when I was checking my breast early in the week, the Doctor said it was advanced but she could not get an appointment for me to have the Mammogram and Ultrasound until the end of the week, by Thursday I was frightened but I talked to God and said if it’s my time and you want me to be with you I’m ready but if not than your will be done, I felt a wonderful Peace and had no more fear.

    When I went for the tests the next day the Lump was gone and has never returned but if it did or I have other problems, than I have God’s assurance (see below ) that He will be with me whatever happens as He has been for many years and even when I didn’t know Him, He knew me as He knows you and all of His Children.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression you will not be burned up the flames will not consume you. For I am The LORD your God The Holy One of Israel your Saviour.”

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you says the LORD thoughts of Peace and not of evil to give you a Future and a Hope.

    Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the Children of men.

    Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

    1. Thank you very much for your words of Love and wisdom. I appreciate the reminder of what truly matters. I never doubt God’s sovereignty in my life. I believe He knows me way beyond my own imagination. I know that He would never seek to harm me for He loves me. I know and believe that I He created me for His glory; I am His vessel that He uses as He pleases. I am thankful that He is able to use me. I know for sure that some seasons of my life have been painful, but yet again I trust His hand in my life. Thank you again and again 💞🌹

    1. Yes he was absolutely amazing. His kindness was extremely humbling to me. It was one of those feelings of; ” who am I” that a stranger would be so kind to me to this length?. I am forever grateful.

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