Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Cancer cannot take..
I was standing at the counter, giving out pertinent info for the lady and I noticed a sheet of paper, stuck on the wall that had that poem titled, "Cancer cannot take." It cannot take my soul, my courage, etc. The last line said the greatest enemy of one fighting cancer is despair.
I concur. I have felt it's blows..so has Steve.
My brother did not receive good news last week. I have taken so long to post because I am still reeling...when they did surgery last December, the Dr removed some muscle. Gave it clear margins. Also some lymph nodes, and some were positive.. In just two months, the nasty cells have filled the place where the muscle was removed.... They call it a tumor now.
He has a consult with the Dr on this Thursday at 1:30 Cryo surgery is possibly an option; they freeze the tumor, killing it. He is facing chemotherapy again, but this time, can get it right in the town he lives in. The hospital is two minutes away. Praise God for that blessing.
He is chomping at the bit to get it out of his body. I remember that feeling so well.. to know something hideous is multiplying in your body is frightening. It also makes you angry in an "ok, you ugly thing that's in my body--you are NOT staying here!" way.
Our whole family stopped by to see them this weekend. We went to Kalamazoo to the Air Zoo for Hannah's early 17th birthday gift. On the way home Sunday, we stopped in Carson City..
Steve is fighting--he is not giving up by any means. I am so proud of him! He is strong in his faith and he is doing all he can to prevent this wicked disease from spreading..he is taking all types of supplements trying to boost his immune system for chemo.
Every single one of my kids prayed for him, outloud. It was one of those moments as a mom where you see and hear a little of the labors you have put forth, producing fruit..thank You Lord...
Pray that Steve will know God's comfort. Pray he will stay strong in his faith, that he will tell his mind the truth of God's Word. Pray against despair.
Pray for their whole family.
Pray for his healing.
Pray for the Dr to have wisdom this Thursday.
Pray they will act quickly!
I want so much to say more. I cannot find the words. I am so thankful God knows them before they fall out of my mouth or onto the keyboard..
Hannah turns 17 this Friday...wow!
Will write more later..
He is faithful,