Saturday, May 23, 2009

Great Praise report from my oncologist yesterday

My husband and I went to see my oncologist yesterday to get results from PET scan done on Tuesday. We were excited to hear that cancer is stable and no new growths. Praise God. Thank you all for your continued prayers on my behalf. God continues to hear those prayers and is answering.

Doctor also told us that he is still amazed that my renal functions are great and he still can't understand it. He says test show that my 1/3 of kidney I have remaining continues to work almost as good as two full kidneys. I tell him that the answer if very simple, The Lord, my healer, continues to have his hand on me.

Doctor is concerned that I do continue to loose weight. He thinks the weight that I thought I had gained was only fluids. I am down to 109 now and he has started me on Marinol to try to increase my appetite. In one way, I am really lucky because I can eat everything and anything I want. I just don't have much of a desire to eat. When I do feel hungry, I get full with only 4-5 bites of food. He says that it is good for me to eat sugar to gain weight. Wish I liked sweets more. lol

We were also told that if I don't start to gain weight, he may have to stop giving me chemo treatments every week and cut in half. Danger then is that my cancer may begin to spread again. Danger if I continue to loose weight is that I won't be able to fight off any infections.

I am still at total peace and know God is still in control. I was also told that I would have to be on morphine for the rest of my life to help with the pain. But God has other plans for I have not had any pain for about 7 months now which means no morphine. YEAH!!!!

I am feeling sad though because my counts have been down and I will have to miss my beautiful daughter's 40th birthday bash in Georgia. Doctor does not think it will be safe for me to fly at this time. I will miss her big bash but will be with her in love and spirit.

God is good all the time and I am excited to see His hand on me and my family and friends. I am blessed daily with His love through so many people and He continues to provide rides to chemo, encouragement, love, and support through so many of you.

I read this the other day and was so blessed, I want to share it with you.

"it seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when God (gave us the victory).. Now, God, do it again... so those whith heavy hearts will come out laughing, with armloads of blessing"Psalm 126

When you have a heavy heart, when life deals you a difficult blow, God wants to turn things around in your favor. Not only does He want to bring you out, but He wants to bring you out with a smile and better off than you were before. He wants to give you the victory and fill you with armloads of blessings!

You might be thinking, "That sounds too good to be true. You don't know my situation." But understand, God wants to overwhelm you with His goodness. He wants you to feel like you are living in a dream.

The scripture says that He delights in the prosperity of His people. In other words, it gives Him great joy to bless you. You can be certain that when you stand in faith, even when it's difficult, God will reward you. He'll fill you with His peace. He'll give you supernatural strength. He'll give you the grace you need to face those challenges. You can be sure that He'll always lead you into victory and fill you with armloads of blessings.

God is allowing us to go through trials right now, my cancer, house burning down, and pressures at work for my husband. However, I still know without doubt that our Heavenly Father continues to walk beside us and will never leave us.

I love this scripture and I lean on it often.

Isaiah 43: 2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.

He knows what you and I are going through today and it is no surprise to Him. Lean on Him with whatever you are going through and He will see us through on the other side more blessed than we can even imagine.

Have a very blessed day.


  1. Shirley
    Thanks for your call today, I appreciated it so much and thanks for your prayers, our prayers for each other probably pass on their way to God. You are one special woman of God and I love you.

  2. Hi Momma Shirl,
    I am finally getting to spend a little time catching up. I absolutley love what you wrote. You are such an encouragement to me. Keep up the good fight and the words of encouragement. You are awesome and oh I miss my shirley hugs!!
    Lots of Love,