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.