All righty, so I am up and wide awake, and since I haven’t posted anything since I’ve been back in Lexington, I figured now is as good a time as any! As you could probably guess, I am doing quite good. There have been no major complications or side effects from surgery and, praise God, I did not form a 3 liter abscess this time!
So, as I mentioned, I am up and wide awake but this time, it is for much different reasons than usual. I’m not up because I have my feet propped up with swollen ankles. I’m not up because I am waiting to go to the bathroom one more time before falling asleep because I know I’ll only be sleeping an hour at a time. I’m not up because my stomach is in so much pain that it hurts to lay down. And, best of all, I’m not up because I can feel a cancerous tumor in my body and wondering if it’s spreading or growing in some way that we don’t know about. This time, I am up because I have the energy to do what I want all day long and not be exhausted. I am up because I can actually drink coffee and not worry about how bad it will hurt my stomach. 🙂 I am up because I feel so good all the time and don’t want to miss a moment of my new, pain free life. And I am up because with the help of medicine and doctors and the power of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I have been healed! For the first time in over a decade, I have not a single health issue to worry about! Talk about a major jolt to my prayer life. I have been praying for my colon and for the cancer to be healed for so long now that it has been a bit of a weird feeling to pray and not have to mention the two of them. I almost get a feeling like I’m missing a part of my body. Oh wait… I am. 🙂 (Sorry I just couldn’t resist.)
But seriously, I have been filled with so much joy these past few days that I have truly been walking around and smiling like an idiot all the time. By having the two surgeries that I have undergone in the past year, I have been given back my life. I don’t really know how to describe to you what that feels like if you have never felt your life directly threatened for years and years, but the thankfulness and joy in my heart are simply overflowing.
Now, to break my normal post-surgery routine even more… I have GOOD news to tell! And not just “Oh wow, good for her,” good news. I have jaw dropping, “No stinkin way,” miraculously good news to share! As I said last time I posted, we were waiting to meet with my hematologist at Mayo to talk about my results from the blood tests I did to check the status of the blood clotting disease I had previously been diagnosed with. So we met with my doctor and guess what?… I NO LONGER HAVE A SINGLE BLOOD CLOTTING DISEASE!!!!!! For real. I tested negative for absolutely every single test they did! They do say, however; that you can test positive some times and negative another time but I know, without a single doubt, that I have been completely healed of all the diseases I was once diagnosed with. In Jesus’ name, I am healed!
Doctors told me I would suffer from clotting complications for the rest of my life but I have not had one single issue since I had my colon removed. They said I would be on blood thinners for the rest of my life but they are now saying that once I no longer need hormone suppressants I may be able to stop taking blood thinners. They said that I had stage four breast cancer but as of this very moment, I do not have one single trace of cancer to be found in my body. Praise The Lord, for He is good!
“You hold my every moment.
You calm my raging seas.
You walk with me through fire,
And heal all my disease
I trust in You.
I trust in You.
I believe You’re my healer.
I believe You are all I need.
I believe Lord.
I believe You’re my portion.
I believe You’re more than enough for me.
Jesus You’re all I need.”
Hillsong – Healer
(I don’t have any doctors for a few weeks but just continue to pray for full recovery from the mastectomy and that I will continue to heal as exceptionally well as I have up until this point. Thank you all again and again for you prayers. They truly mean so much.)