When I was in treatment and dealing with terrible side effects from chemo and radiation, I wasn't sure if tomorrow would exist. But, there were moments that I felt reassured that whatever happened, everything would be okay. Once I truly realized that ,my life changed. I didn't know if I would see my 2 year old little boy grow up but I was so thankful and excited about what the next minute with him would be like. I felt the same way about my hubby and my faith. It was a feeling that is hard to describe. I would literally get a tingling feeling and even though I could barely sit up, in my mind I was ready to run a race. There were many miraculous moments during treatment that continued to give me this feeling and continued hope.
Here's one: Once I was going to throw garbage away outside when I heard thunder way off in the distance. I thought this was kind of strange as it was a beautiful, sunny day . Then all of a sudden, lightening struck a tree about 20 feet from me. I thought a bomb hit my house. It threw bark up by my feet. It scared the mess out of me. After I realized I was still alive, I went in the house, called my mom and told her that GOD just scared the cancer right out of me. She laughed but in all seriousness, I do believe he was trying to get my attention. He sure did!!
There were many other miraculous moments....Please share if you have any stories, I would love to hear them!!!
We are not dealt a situation we cannot handle. It is how we handle these situations, that defines who we are, and who we'll become.
Age 35 at diagnosis
[size=75]Dx December 2004 Stage IIIB
Started Tarceva June 2005(working)
Stable scans (8/2005)
Stable scans (10/2005)
Stable scans (11/2005)
Celebrating 1 year since diagnosis
1/16/06 NED--just scar tissue and/or fibrosis
4/16/06 NED--just scar tissue and/or fibrosis
7/19/06 Stability again--Thank you Lord Jesus!!
1/19/07 NED Again!!!
4/19/07 NED Again!! God is Good!
7/21/07 NED AGAIN!! Pet was clear!!
10/25/07 NED AGAIN!!! God is Good!
01/2008 Cancer free and thanking God!!
06/2008 NED AGAIN!! Thank you God!!
10/2008 NED AGAIN!! Thank you God!!
2/2009 NED AGAIN!! Thank you God!!
6/2009 NED AGAIN! Thank you God!!
12/2009 NED AGAIN!! Thanks be to GOD!!
6/2010 NED AGAIN!!! Thanks be to GOD!!
5 1/2 Year Survivor