I hope all of you are doing well, that you are trusting and not worrying as we are not to worry about anything. The Lord tells us not to worry about our life, what we will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! I find that my troubles and worries fade away as I focus on Him and his promises of this word in the Bible.
To bring you up to date, I finally had my 6 month (follow up since all the treatments have taken place) MRI and Chest X-rays.
Drum roll please!……..let me read to you via print what the MRI and Chest X-ray report revealed; “there is no evidence of pathologic adnolopathy or other mass or lesions in the pelvic area and in the lungs, no evidence of an active disease”! This to say I am in REMISSION!
Praising God for his goodness! Thanking all of our friends and family members that went to the throne room in prayer to God. I always say that I can use as many people as possible to pray for me—-he hears prayers that are fervent and repeated!!
This reminds me of the story of Joshua when he was in a battle with the Amorites (Joshua 10) In those days the Israelites were not this huge military machine. Their might was reflective of their faith in God. They were typically outnumbered. However, Joshua never went into a battle without praying and listening to God. He was simply faithful and because of his faith and obedience he and the Israelites were able to defeat enemies much larger and numerous than them. In Joshua 10 it talks about how Joshua and the Israelites were in battle with the Amorites and he prayed that God would have the “sun stand still”. Indeed he did and Joshua was able to defeat the Amorites due to the fact there was more daylight to do so.
Honestly, for the most part I have felt much peace throughout this ordeal. The prayers of many has provided this blessing to me. This news is the best news Terry and I have had (besides our beautiful grand-babies being born) in two years. This news and gift of healing is the culmination of a 6 yr. long fight to be an “overcomer”. God has allowed me to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I would be lying if I said that Terry and I haven’t had our emotional ups and downs as I have chronicled thru some of these posts. However, overall I have gained much strength, courage, and hope thru His promises. In fact, one of my many favorite verses is in Jeremiah 30:17, “But, I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord, because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares”. Then, in 1Peter 5:7 he tells us to; “Cast all your anxiety on God because he cares for you”. I often find when I give thanks in the midst of adversity—because of who God is and what he has done for us—-he is glorified thru our weaknesses and we then gain the gift of faithfulness which is a beautiful feeling inside.
So, the next steps are one week of Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy in late June (back to Reno). Then, I believe that I will need to stay on the Chemo pills for 3 months after the treatment. After that, I am hoping that I can just stay on my 28 supplements per day to feed my immune system so that I can naturally keep the cancer in remission. I will continue to keep my sugar intake at a minimum and watch what I eat (organic, gluten free, and drink alkaline water, etc.) and drink on a daily basis.
I continue to realize that whether you have a life threatening disease or not, life is precious. There isn’t one of us in this world that knows the time when our life will come to an end. So, make the most of your time, get to know our Creator thru the greatest book ever written—the Bible.
Thanking all of you for your support thru prayers, thoughts, financial support, and keeping in touch.
Blessings to you!!
Craig (aka Papa G)