March 14, 2016

Health Update & Loving Life

Well, it has been nearly a month since I have wrote here. I did not realize it had been that long. I have lots to update about!

First, I want to give an update about my health. Everything is going well. My tumor markers are down in the NORMAL range. This is a good thing. I do not know how to explain what tumor markers are, other than to say that they are found in your blood, and everyone has them but it does not mean that you have cancer. Only when they are elevated does it raise the question of such. However, this does not mean that my cancer is gone just because mine are in the normal range. It does mean that there is shrinkage.

I have two scans left and then will be having a scan. After the scan I will discuss what is next with my doctor. I am believing that there will be nothing on the scan. I know God is capable of this and that if it is His will in my life it will be so. As a matter of fact, I went to Perry Stone's church in Cleveland with my cousin last week to hear him preach and at the end of the service there was a prayer line. When it began to form, I became overwhelmed with emotion and began to cry, (I do this when I know the Spirit is near). I had told my cousin before the service that I did not want to go through the prayer line.. but let me tell you.. you can't ignore that "tug" and I didn't. The closer we got to the beginning of the line the more Peace I felt. Perry asked for healing of cancer and even prayed with me personally not knowing my diagnosis. I am certain something happened that night for all of us there. God is going to do something big. He is doing something big. He is making my testimony bigger everyday!

I am so blessed, even through this battle. I told someone the other day that I had to be one of the happiest people I knew that had been told they had cancer and I am. I still love life but I love it even more than I did before November 23, 2015. I love spending time with mom and dad at night watching tv before bed. I love riding the backroads with my sister on warm sunny days. Lunch with friends. Phone calls. Texts. Vists. I could go on and on... everything means so much more than it use to. I have learned to live everyday and I am so thankful. If you have not learned how, I hope you do.. because it is truly a life changing experience. I do not take the little things for-granted anymore. I cherish them.

You should too.

Love and Hugs,

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