Okay sweet friends. We were called into meet with dan’s GI guy yesterday….
Dan has colon cancer.
Biopsies of the esophagus were clear, which is a praise because i was worried about that for sure. Honestly, he told me the morning of the colonoscopy that he was quite certain the mass was cancer. So,we’ve been already processing through this for several days. Tomorrow he will have CT scan and we have surgical consult scheduled for tuesday.
The DR was very hopeful. He told us this mass is relatively small. and if there is no cancer found on CT and during surgery then the surgery will be it!! He said even if some is found in some local lymph nodes that’s still very treatable. He said while he can’t promise he is hopeful that this is indeed early.
Honestly I feel way more encouraged than last week. I really do feel lifted up in prayer AND I do feel very encouraged as does dan.
So here’s the deal. I’ve walked a similar road before. I’ve sat across from a doctor while he told my husband that he has cancer. I’ve taken deep breaths & taken one step at a time as i walked back to the car to begin the new. and I’ve never doubted that the Lord is good. God is faithful. He has us. This awful disease was not a surprise to him. To me & dan, yes. But not to Him. He will guide us and He will be with us. My faith in Him has never been nor will it ever be shaken.
When it comes to medical things, i tend to be a worrier. I’m not a pollyanna and sometimes my glass of realism struggles with hanging in at half full. I do not believe in what might be considered health & wealth gospel and am not a fan of those ( some quite popular right now) who preach it. I know this is a broken world. I know bad things happen to good people and all the good thoughts in the world won’t make cancer go away. While i have no promise of tomorrow and the health of my husband, I have the promises of a faithful god. If you come here please know, that i will forever give HIM all the glory. good or bad. happy or sad. health & wealth or real life. i will.
Another thing about coming here, to this blog, just as i told my daughters last night, i will not keep secrets from them. I will be real with them & I am real here as well. On days where i post about silly things like jewelry and food, then fantastic. and on the days where i share raw thoughts, well, i’ll try to give you a heads up.
Thank you for loving us & for SO many of ya’ll who have flooded us with words of love and encouragement. You have NO idea what an enormous blessing that is. No idea. I am forever grateful.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more
than all we ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus
throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
ephesians 3.20 & 21