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I went for my yearly mammogram on May 18th, 2006, and the doctor found a lump. 
A biopsy was ordered.  When I went to see the Doctor for the results, he told me I had breast cancer. In order to fight the cancer,
I underwent surgery,
followed by chemotherapy. 

At present, I am halfway through
16 radiation treatments.

How am I? Absolutely fantastic!  

 

Why?  My faith and trust is in the Lord Jesus Christ., He has turned this into an amazing adventure. 

Although I would never volunteer to have cancer, I would not have missed this experience for the world.  Again why?  Well, when Jesus is your Lord, nothing comes into your life without a purpose.  It comes through His hands, and therefore, is a gift.  Now, not every gift that comes to us is beautifully wrapped, but it is nevertheless a gift from God, King of the Universe.  When you have faith in this wonderful God how can you lose?   You can't, and it’s a win - win situation.

 

He has a plan and a purpose for my life and this is just part of the plan.  There is great freedom in this.  Cancer can destroy lots of things, but it can't destroy or take away your faith in a loving God.  Cancer can't take away your spirit or take away your joy - and you can't say ‘joy’ without a smile!   I have done extremely well through my adventure; knowledge of God’s word and prayer from my family, friends in other countries, and church, has contributed to my well being.  

 

Love and encouragement have helped see me through this experience.  My church family regularly brought meals to my home, and I understand that God has proved how very much He loves me.   He also saw fit to use me to be an encouragement to others.

Can my cancer beaten? I don't know; I don't know what the future holds, but I do know who holds the future.

Please be encouraged!
 
Marlene

 

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