There were NO CANCER CELLS!
The pathology report is in and they did not find any cancer cells. The tissue, soft tissue and muscle were found to have no evidence of malignant growth or abnormal cells. The four lymph nodes removed were all clear of any malignancy.
I wish I could express what I’m feeling. I’ve cried all day and I feel speechless. I feel like I get to start my life again. I get to start planning and setting goals. It’s like someone has just hit the play button on my life and anything is possible. My dreams can now become my reality!
I believe this is a modern day miracle. I believe in healing. And I believe that walking by faith is the best source of medicine. Hope is a powerful weapon and I give God all the glory!
I am now on the road to recovery with 12 staples in my leg, a drip bag that is super uncomfortable and skin that has not fully healed from radiation BUT I get to do it all knowing there is no cancer! The pain at times seems unbearable and although my physical body can not jump up and down, spiritually I’ve done a million victory dances.
I hope to encourage anyone who is going through anything, big or small, to not loose hope. Continue walking by faith believing that your triumph is just around the corner. I learned so many valuable lessons throughout this journey but the most important was the understanding that it is in our season of waiting where we truly find God. During this time of waiting we learn what it means to fully trust in God and in doing so our faith is renewed and becomes stronger. Over the past week I have been reminded of James 1:2 “Dear brothers and sister, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing”.
The next step towards recovery is my 3 months check-up. They will do another CT scan of my chest, abdomen and pelvis then an MRI of my leg. Once its cleared I will have the same test in another 6 months. I will continue this process every 6 months for 5 years. So like James 1:2 says…I get to count it ALL joy because my endurance is growing and as I develop the day will come when I will be perfect and complete needing nothing. 🙂
No matter who you are or what you are going through please know that you will always have a prayer partner in me. This life can get hard at times but we do not have to sit by and allow it to consume or destroy us. There is enough hope to fight any problem, worry or stress and I’m here to fight it with you. Jesus said “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world”.
A good friend sent me the song Take Courage by Kristene DiMarco and I have sang this song on re-peat every time I felt down, if I felt scared I would sing louder. This song kind of became my anthem as I declared truth over my life…”Hold on to your hope as your triumph unfolds, he’s never failing”. Hold on to your hope, don’t let anyone or anything ever take it away.
“You’ll experience a season of BREAKTHROUGH because what you WENT THROUGH didn’t BREAK YOU!” – Christine Caine
~ Idalia K.