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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I am cancer free!

 
I am home and recovering from my hysterectomy last week..riding the recliner mostly. So..here is my story. Earlier this year I had some post menopausal bleeding. I Googled and of course the internet told me it was cancer. I searched for friendlier answers and the general consensus was.."probably not cancer but get your cooter to the gynecologist". So I went. I found out while I thought it had been 2-3 years since my last exam, it had been EIGHT. (Still not believing that but whatever). I had a Pap test and since I had bleeding, a sonogram. The sonogram showed a spot that the Dr. said may have been a fibroid. The Pap test came back "abnormal inside the uterus". Apparently there are different kinds of "abnormals" with a Pap test. So I had a D&C and the results came back cancer. It was like getting hit with a 2x4 out of the blue. They lined up a gynecological oncologist surgeon for me. He told me what type of cancer it was and where it was located and scheduled a complete hysterectomy, uterus, ovaries, some nodes, the works.

 I heard my parish priest say in a sermon to "Ask God through the name of Jesus his son for help" so I did. I re-heard the story of the woman in the bible who had uterine bleeding and had touched the hem of the robe of Jesus and was healed by her faith, I could not do it actually, but I did do it mentally and through prayers. I re-heard the bible story of the paralytic who was lowered through the roof by his friends to see Jesus and how he was healed by his friends' faith. I prayed, my family prayed, my friends prayed..even friends of friends and people who never met me prayed

 I had my surgery last Wednesday. It was the robotic kind. 5 small incisions in my abdomen and my RN friend Susan assured me "You don't want to know the rest!" It went smoothly and since the cancer/surgery floor was full, they hauled me up to the maternity floor for a room. I wish I could have seen my husband's face when he got there. He said they gave him a floor number and he asked the nurses at the desk (of the obviously maternity floor) "Is my wife here?" They asked him, "Did she have a baby?" He said, "Nooooo?" LOL. They found me. The nurses were great and the room I assume was much more cheerful. I went home the next day.

I got a call yesterday from the hospital with my results from the pathologist. No cancer in any of my removed "bits". Zero cancer. Healthy uterus. The nurse said that is extremely rare. I could at this point believe that somehow the D&C "got it all" or that despite all the tests there was some sort of mistake. I prefer to believe in God's healing grace. I am by no means saying I am worthy of a miracle or healing and certainly not more worthy than others who have suffered and died from cancer. I am just telling my story.. that I believe that each of us have miracles happen in our lives daily and that for ME I cannot ignore it. Thank all of you who prayed for me and saved me by your faith. Bless you. Praise the Lord!

3 comments:

Eugenia said...

Praise the Lord. I believe in miracles, Amen. Genie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, I have goosebumps!!! I have honestly prayed for you every night when I laid my head on my pillow, I remember the day I knew you were having surgery and I prayed that you would be calm. So very happy for you....Yep, you are blessed! as difficult as this journey was I am so sure that you will live the rest of your life with joy and appreciation for every day! Praise the Lord

Carol

hopeandjoyhome said...

Thank you so much Carol and Genie!