Thank you Father for continued answer to prayer. We are humbled by Your blessings, overwhelmed to say the least. Thank you all for your continued prayers and following along with us.
Theresa had an appointment with her Oncologist on Tuesday. He set up a liver MRI, which was accomplished on Thursday. With Theresa’s initial work up in January we had a CT scan that showed 20 lesions consistent with mets in the liver and follow up MRI showed the same. After her 6 months of treatment, the PET scan came back completely normal, which in some ways was a surprise for him, so the MRI was done to confirm if this is true or not. The MRI came out pristine clear. Nothing. Confirming that God blessed us with a miracle. He is talking with a surgeon to figure out what next step should be done to solidify the longest remission possible. Most likely Theresa will have some sort of surgery, such as lymph node dissection and breast biopsy to look for any residual in the tissues that were packed with cancer. We are not sure to what extent her lymph node dissection and surgery should entail and that is where we need continued prayer for wisdom from above.
This just doesn’t compute. Didn’t finish chemo, only some of the cells over expressed HERs-2neu, and aggressive as can be. And now she is potentially free of cancer when in reality that shouldn’t have happened. It’s a God thing, no other explanation. Though we don’t know how long God has allowed her to be in remission and what part we need to play to maximize this. We are grateful for what He has given up thus far. So please pray for guidance.
This week Theresa went grocery shopping on her own, and this weekend took our daughter and spent the afternoon at the mall and Costco without me, something she hadn’t been able to do in 7 months. Her spirits are up. Life is good right now.
Mom reminded me of a verse that she has claimed for years. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth!” It is easy to follow after man’s wisdom, the newest cure, be busy doing, manic. But God tells us to be still, stop doing, stop fretting, stop worrying. Clear our minds, sit before him, surrendered, opened and allow God to be God. Let him do, bless, love, and shower us with Himself. Ours should be a heart filled with praise, honor, and gratitude to our LORD who has made all of Himself available to us. Priority number one is God, communion with Him, free of that which weighs us down. My hour alone with Him each morning I hunger for, look forward to each day. It is when I force myself to “Be still” before Him and put aside any distractions. He is a good good Father, can’t imaging living life ignoring Him, when He has so much to offer.