Face the Fear

The PET scan showed cancer had spread to the lymph nodes.  Surgery was to be first then the dreaded chemo.  Facing surgery was bad enough but chemo was my real fear.  The horrors I had only heard about were now to be my firsthand experience. My family and pastor surrounded me as the surgeon prayed…

A Secret No More

“Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what He did for me.” Psalm 66:16 NLT The doctor’s call confirmed cancer had reared its ugly head.  The surgeon recommended two oncologists.  Insurance included one of them but she was booked several weeks out. Back to the insurance, more calls yielded an…

Confirmed

The primary doctor sent me to the same doctor who had done the biopsy years ago.  This time his reaction was not the same.  He didn’t tell me not to worry, “this doesn’t look like cancer”.  Instead he was quiet as he removed his gloves. “We should have the results in a few days. I…

Suspicious

“Oh my, that lump is large but it doesn’t hurt.” Feeling it again, I remembered June telling me, “If it hurts it’s probably not cancer.” That was years ago, that lump hurt, this one did not. “Lord” I prayed, “I don’t have time for this. I must get back to Indiana to be with Mother.”…

Remembering

October was Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. I’ve always pushed that memory away, but this year God helped me realize it really was a time of growing. The next twelve days I will post some of my memories of my cancer journey the year of 2007. Life changed drastically for the entire family….

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!Katy Texas is now my home, but it all began in the hills of southern Indiana. Many miles, many experiences have occurred during my almost eighty years of life. I read in the Bible that the older women were encouraged to share with the younger ones. I plan to share what the…