I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2002. I sat in my doctor’s office listening to him but not really hearing what he was saying. All of a sudden, I was hearing words that had absolutely no meaning at all. He asked if I wanted him to call my husband. I looked up at him and said, “Only if he is going to go through this for me.” The doctor pushed a box of tissues towards me and I pushed them back. He said, “No one has to be strong.” I replied, “I’ve got Jesus and that’s enough.”
The hardest part was telling my family. Once I did that, I was ready to get on with what ever I had to do. I was not worried about losing my hair, because that is something that grows back even though I love keeping it cut down. (Saves time and is very easy to care for.)
For the next three months, I was bombarded with doctor appointments, X-rays, 12 doses of chemotherapy, (once every three weeks) followed by eight weeks (five days a week) of radiation. I felt like my life was no longer mine. Just one thing after the other. By the time I started feeling a little better, it was time for another dose.
My family was marvelous. Even though they could not feel what I was going thru, just having them there was better than any medicine I had to take.
God is good and He will never leave you. Oh yea, the entire ordeal was rough, but remember, If the mountain was smooth, you wouldn’t be able to climb it. I know of the power of prayer. And I know that I am healed Because:
I AM FEARLESS, COURAGEOUS, AND STRONG. I STAND SECURE ON THE FIRM FOUNDATION OF TRUTH AND I MEET LIFE WITH CONFIDENCE AND POISE, EXPECTING GOOD TO COME TO ME .
I am a firm believer of
HEBREWS 11:1 KJV “NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN.”
I want to give all Glory and Honor to God and I thank Him for bringing me through. This past August, I celebrated being a 10-year survivor. I thank God for what He has done, what he is doing, and what He will do. I thank Him for my family and their continued support. I thank you, Sisters’ Journey, for the privilege to stand before you as you listen to my story. God Bless You All!!!!!