First, I have to apologize for my posts from the last few days. In my efforts to document this journey I was insensitive and self-absorbed, which resulted in my downplaying the support people have been giving me. I am so sorry to you all, for if you read this I know you care for and support me. Thank-you all so very much for putting up with me.
More importantly (not because support isn’t important, but because miracles are so great!), I have to share that not one but TWO cancer friends got amazing, cancer-free reports today. One is a for a friend I made through the blog who recently had a lumpectomy. She went today for the pathology results and the doctor said there was no evidence of disease in what was removed. She had no treatment prior to the removal. They are saying they must have gotten all the cancer in the initial biopsy but I don’t buy that. They wouldn’t have done the surgery if they thought they could get it all in a biopsy. They saw something they thought should be removed in the first place. I believe God took it all away between the biopsy and surgery.
The other case is a girl I’ve just become acquainted with through blogging. She sees the same doctor I met in Texas. She had stage 3 cancer so similar treatment as mine, and had her bilateral mastectomy last week. They told her the cancer had been looking good but would only be entirely clear in 20% of the cases. Dr. Litton (the skeptic) found them today and was ecstatic to tell her it was ALL CLEAR. Again, no evidence of disease. She’s not saying it’s a miracle or anything, but she did tell them she rarely gets to tell anyone that it was all gone prior to surgery. So, God is healing people AND He’s answering our prayers for helping Dr. Litton know Him. She might not have been great to me, but she has a soul and I have the feeling she’s not acquainted with our Savior. A few more of these incidents and she might be singing another tune. Let’s keep praying for her.
As a reminder, we’re praying for no evidence of disease in the results from my upcoming bilateral mastectomy, too. I do believe it helps to have specific stories like those above to pray for, because nothing I’m going through is new. If God did it for them He can do it for me. It wouldn’t be a huge miracle to the doctors for the rest of the cancer to be gone because I’ve been through so much chemo. But the longer they see I have no cancer, the more likely they are to believe it. And I’m praying God will actually change my tissue so it appears that I never had any cancer in there. That would get their attention. We’ll see though. It’s not too much to ask of God, but I don’t know that He gave me that idea or if it was my own.
Anyway, I am so filled with joy about these women’s reports. Two in one day seems so huge, too. How can I complain about anything when a God like that is on my side? How can we fear if we have Him to take care of us? How dare we worship ourselves or someone else when all He asks is that we follow Him? Who do we think we are? Who do we think He is? How do we keep forgetting what He’s done for us?
“In that day you will ask in my name. <sup class="crossreference" value="(AK)”> I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. No, the Father HIMSELF loves you because you have loved me <sup class="crossreference" value="(AL)”> and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.” John 16:26-28