Saturday, July 18, 2015

It's Cancer, But GOD is Good

My dear friends, I was given the test results from the surgery. And they came back showing cancer.

But I don't want you to feel all sad from that news. Because even though this news is not great, there is some good in it. GOD's goodness.

So, what's some of the goodness and blessings GOD has shown through this trial?
 
1. The cancer was found very early. The tumor was confined to my ovary, which was removed. Chemo will be given as the type of cancer cells are fast growing, and will more than likely come back without the chemo.
2. There is a 90% success rate with the chemotherapy.
3. My husband and I have been drawn more close than I ever thought possible.
4. I've been able to spend a lot of time with my mom and sister while they have taken care of me post op.
5. I have a new appreciation and wonder for the simple things in life. Including the ability to wash dishes (which I have always loathed...)
6. I'm going to learn how to cover my head with pretty scarves, and hats.
 
I'll admit, I have had a VERY hard time accepting this. Being told that this natural living, herbal remedy loving gal is going to have chemicals put into her veins, to heal her body, has not set well.
 
The thought of being completely exhausted and nauseated all the time terrifies me.

Hence the reason there have been more tears flowing this past week, than I am pretty sure my entire life...

But, GOD has brought me to the place that I know I can fully trust HIM with my future. I am not to worry about tomorrow, or the next day. Only today. I am going to have to take this one day at a time.

But hey! We are all called to live our days like that...

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:34
 
I am not sure when I will be blogging again. As the severity of side effects from the chemo cannot be known until I am in it. I will be going through 3 cycles. So as long as no complications arise to delay it, I will be finishing up around the first of October. 
 
I would like to use this blog as an outlet to share GOD's glory during this time. But I cannot know for sure if I will be able to. So, if you would like to stay updated, drop me an e-mail, or a message on Pinterest, and I hope to stay in touch there. :)
 
So my dear friends, please continue to pray. Pray the side effects will not be too severe, and I will have strength to endure them. Prayers that there will be no complications from infection or cell level counts, are needed as well.
 
Remember, GOD is good, ALL the time!
 
Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
Angel
 
P.S. Since I was told I would lose my hair, I figured it would be wise to get a shorter style to help lessen the shock, as I am one to panic if the length is any bit touched during a trim. Surprisingly, I like it. Everyone says it looks like Rapunzels, from Tangled. And I agree. What do you think? :D
 
 
 

 

16 comments:

  1. My God be by your side and give you and your family great comfort. May He guide every procedure and hold your precious life in his loving hand. Praying for complete recovery. God bless you

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  2. My God be by your side and give you and your family great comfort. May He guide every procedure and hold your precious life in his loving hand. Praying for complete recovery. God bless you

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  3. Oh my, Angel, I will be praying for you daily! Your response to the news of cancer has been so encouraging to me.
    And, I like your haircut!

    Isaiah 41:10
    With Love,
    Elizabeth

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  4. Angel! My heart goes out to you with this diagnosis. I know it is life changing for you on so many levels. While I am so sad that you are going through this, I am so encouraged and so thankful for the amazing testimony of grace and faith you have during this time, as you allow the Lord's strength to help you through this. I am praying for you, that you will get through this without too much pain and suffering, and that you will come out of it strengthened in so many ways. You are strong. And when you don't feel strong, you have the Lord and HE is strong. You look great with the short hair!

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  5. Angel, my thought and prayers are with you at this time. Your response to your diagnosis is remarkable. God Bless You. You look beautiful!

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  6. <3 You are beautiful and so incredible.

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  7. Angel,

    I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Even though it must be quite scary to receive this diagnosis, praise God that the cancer was detected early! With the Lord's help, you and your husband will get through this difficult season in your lives. Lean on loved ones and friends who will support you, encourage you, and pray for you. And, keep that positive attitude of yours! There will be times when you feel quite emotional, and that is okay and normal. After all, God created our emotions. Draw closer to Him and He will see you through.

    I pray that my words have been an encouragement to you. God bless!

    ~~Sarah in GA~~

    P.S.
    Your new hair style looks lovely, but it is your inner beauty as a Christian woman that truly shines through. :-)

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  8. Oh Angel, may the Lord bless you! I cannot put it into words how much I admire your bravery, faith and trust. Your confidence in the Lord is tear jerking and I want you to know what an amazing woman you are. I pray healing, strength, comfort, peace and joy on you and your family's lives in these difficult moments. Never forget that the Lord has you in HIS hands and your days are numbered....We love you!

    Ashley B.

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  9. You are a blessing. Praying for you!

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  10. <3 <3 <3

    You are beautiful inside and out, a radiant daughter of God, a loving wife, an adorable chicken-mommy, a dedicated teacher, and a passionate homemaking engineer. Nothing can ever change those things - remember the people and things you love as you start out on this journey. They will be the same throughout all the changes and they will still be there when you come out on the other side. God is right there with you, and He is already being glorified by your strong faith and your meek, beautiful spirit. We love you so much, Angel!!!

    ~ Vicki

    P.S. Your hair looks beautiful!! You do look like Rapunzel! <3

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  11. Angel what an encouragement to read your strong words. To have faith like that!. I'm praying for you! I pray God would give you strength and peace at this time! His ways are always higher. Love, Madeline

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  12. I'm so sorry. I will be praying for you.
    Your new haircut looks cute!

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  13. Wow. I'm so sorry Angel! I will certainly be praying alot for you during this time. And I'm really sorry you have to loose your hair. Hopefully it will grow back after October. God be with you, dear sister in Christ!

    Love,
    Ashley
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
    Romans 5:1-2

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  14. You are an amazing brave woman and I know alot of that is because you have God and a support team who are caring and pulling for you. You guys are in our prayers!

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  15. I frequently read your blog as we are the same age and at the same season in life. I would like you to know that I am truly praying for you and your loved ones daily. You are so uplifting, and I know God will continue to bless you throughout this time. Keep strong and faithful.

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  16. Oh Angel, I ache to hear this, but you are so positive and strong! God is with you and I will continue to keep you in my prayers and ask my bible study group to do the same for you.

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