Suppose you own an antique dining room table which is worth many tens of thousands of dollars. Suppose your butler tells you that there are dozens of cockroaches crawling around on your priceless table and you will be having dinner guests in one hour.
Your butler informs you that his job
description does not include killing cockroaches and as he is leaving your house
he suggests four options for getting rid of the cockroaches:
1) He suggests
you use a chainsaw to "slash" the little critters to pieces,
2) He suggests
you use a large and powerful flamethrower to "burn" the critters to
3) He suggests you pour 2 gallons of a highly, highly toxic liquid
chemical on the table to "poison" the critters, and
4) He suggests you use an
old $1 flyswatter.
Which of the four options would you use to get rid of
the cockroaches? Would you choose one of the first three options (slash, burn
and poison) because they are highly potent at killing cockroaches or would you
choose the cheap, wimpy flyswatter?
Think about why you would make your
choice. Most likely you would pick the flyswatter because the other three items
(which are far more powerful than a flyswatter at killing cockroaches) are also
massively powerful at destroying your priceless table!!
O.K. So now that
you have read that, you may understand why I am not thrilled about chemo,
surgery, radiation and everything else, especially when i have a very high
chance (80 - 85%)of reoccurance.
I am talking with Mark tonight. Six
weeks in and 5 chemo treatments and tons of medicine and lots of scare tactics
have frustrated and annoyed me. Our lives have been so busy that instead of
stopping and really praying for wisdom and dissernment on our knees and waiting
on his answers; we have been told by the medical doctors that there is no time
and it could grow while we wait. Who knows that better than God himself? I want
to stop,take a breath and look at all the research I have complied and
understand now. I want Mark and I to come to a place of knowing the path God
wants us to go down. A path that is from the Lord, not just some human who
thinks they know best. Only the Lord knows best and I will not be maniplualted
into beliving soemone else's side of view just because they think it's the right
way. I am certainly capable of praying for wisdom and discernment and listening
and waiting on the Lord. Of course, we have been praying, but just quick shot
prayers at night as a family and of course with friends and such. Now if we can
slow down a bit perhaps we can hear what he wants since praying is only 1/2 of
the conversation. I think Mark is getting to the place where he realizes there
are options and we need to start considering them. Please pray we will make the
right choices and find the right people to help us on this journey.
is very fast pased right now and so if I haven't Thanked you for soemthing I
appologize. Please know I love and appreciate all of you and your prayers. Of
course, I'll keep you updated.
Blessings: Realization that we have to
seek the only one with all the answers (God) first and foremost before going
I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Her2 positive breast cancer Dec. 27th, 2011. I had three large tumors in my left breast, I also had two positive lymph nodes and so with 5 positive biopsies I started my journey. In the beginning, it was a whirlwind and within a week, I was getting a port and preparing for chemo and the rush to save my life was on. Eight months later (August 20th) after stopping chemo (12 sessions) and not having surgery (a suggested double mastectomy) or radiation like my doctors wanted me to, I sat at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Illinois and heard the results of a mammogram, MRI, Pet Scan and blood tests were that they could find no cancer in my body. The nurses and doctors were baffled and no one could explain how I could have had this terrible cancer and it was now gone, except for me. I said the Lord healed me through prayers, education, diet and supplements. I started this blog when I was first diagnosed, it is not just about on cancer, but my life and day-to-day thoughts and activities. There are suggested websites, blogs, videos and more here that I believe can benefit those dealing with cancer and those who want to be preventative. My hope is that you and yours will learn, be encouraged and healed. My family prays every night for those with cancer and that you will be not only be healed but that you will live long and happy lives.
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Love and Blessings on your journey.
Love and Blessings on your journey.