My Story

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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

January 4, 2012 - Lots of Tests

Bone testing to see if it has spread to the bones of course
and a CAT scan to see if it is in any other organs (lungs, liver, brain).
Praying no growth and that we caught it early enough.

I thank you for your prayers. I will be getting a short haircut soon since
they said within 2 -3 weeks I'll loose my hair and that makes it an easier

I had bone testing and a CAT scan to see if it is in any other organs (lungs, liver, brain). Praying that there is no growth and that we caught it early enough. Testing was from 10:45 – 2:00. I felt sick and stressed and since I had to fast and the way the schedule went I hadn’t had a chance to eat for 24 hours by the time I got my Cracker Barrel veggie plate and at it at Bobbie’s House at 2:30. I had a raging headache and felt like vomiting throughout this period. By 4:00 I was much better and I took all the kids home. The hardest realization was that no matter what I ate, how much I exercise, or what vitamins I take, etc. I have absolutely no control in the outcomes of these tests. And even though I know that the Lord God is in control, I still wish I could do something in addition to prayer. I like to feel I am doing something good, positive, and working towards something and at this point I feel a bit helpless. This is so silly to me when I step back and put emotion up on the shelf, I know that even if the outcomes of the test are not I want, as a Christian, I have to know that God is sovereign and he rules over every detail with his divine providence and that even a negative test is part of his plan. Yes it’s a bit scary to say but I also feel that it is too very comforting to rest in that knowledge. I know that He is good even when He allows what we term “ bad things” to happen to us as it is all for His glory.

Blessings: God is always with me. I have wonderful friends and my husband is doing more around the house. It was beautiful weather today.

Miracle: Mark’s boss had someone put a check for $1250 on his desk this morning which he told me about on the way to my tests via the phone. When I got to the the diagnosic center they said the amount we would owe was $1243 and some change! We got the check 20 minuetes earlier and were able to pay for it. Amazing

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