Thursday, April 12, 2012

A peaceful moment

I guess it's time to write about the scariest thing that has happened to us in a while. This past year I was diagnosed with cancer. Thyroid cancer to be exact. But I'm happy to say that I am now cancer free and healthy!

I will say first, we serve an amazing God! Throughout the whole ordeal I felt an incredible peace. I even had one of my doctors comment on the fact that I was taking the whole situation well and seemed so calm about it. At the time, I didn't see why that mattered. But looking back now, I see it. Right from the moment I was told there was a nodule, my heart said that it would be cancer. But I felt peaceful about it. When I told Josh that they found a nodule he gave me a hug and asked if I was okay. And I honestly was. I told him that I was fine, that I felt peace about it and that there was no sense worrying. If it's cancer, it's cancer and no amount of worrying was going to change that.

I didn't have nearly as difficult a road as many who are diagnosed with cancer, after all thyroid cancer can be deadly in the right circumstances. Mine was relatively easy. The side effects have been the worst part for me. My vocal chords have not fully recovered and my body isn't responding well to not having a thyroid gland anymore. But it's worth it to know that I am alive. I told the doctor to be as aggressive as possible in taking care of this thing and the side effects were the least of my concerns. I was more than willing to do whatever it was going to take to ensure my health and my life.

As of now everything is fine and I am doing well. We had one pretty scary moment when it looked like there was a possibility of my having lymphoma but God took care of that. I have praise in my heart every single day not just for my healing but for the peace and understanding that God gave me.

No comments: