21 April 2012

A Good Call

Yesterday I finally got to speak to my medical oncologist. She had given me some results on Monday, but she had left a message that she wanted to speak to me about some other things. So, I didn't feel safe to make a happy announcement, without speaking to her first. And, this evening, we finally connected. And, there was BIG GOOD NEWS! My blood work showed no evidence of Granulosa Cell Tumors. She said there will be no need for further treatment. Right now, I am CANCER FREE!  


Thank you all who have prayed for and encouraged me along the way. I am grateful for you. I know I am still processing this whole experience emotionally---it's still kind of hard to believe I had cancer. I am still surprised when a doctor mentions it. I am still getting used to the fact that for the rest of my life I will need to be monitored, because this cancer does have about a 50% recurrence rate. I mean, cancer. Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine having cancer. Yet, now...I don't! And, that's such good news!


19 April 2012

The End is Near

Life  isn't easy. Sometimes, everything within us is shouting fear and doubt.We're ready to give up.

I believe, though, that the one who's faith is in the Lord, the one who is seeking after God, will always hear that still, small voice of the Holy Spirit that says, "It's going to be OK." He will continue to reassure us, and remind us or His Word.

"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." (James 1:2-3)

Hard to believe these troubles of life are for our good, and that we are expected to rejoice in them. Yet, after awhile the evidence of God's faithfulness starts piling up. After awhile, if we keep our faith in God, we will find ourselves growing stronger.We will start to see the fruit of our suffering.

And, ultimately, no matter how long a trial may persist, it does eventually end. It really does!