Sunday, April 22, 2018

LUMP DAY 2018!

God has been so close and so faithful through this cancer battle. He has truly shown Himself to be Jehovah Sabaoth—Lord of Hosts. He has fought this battle for me. I've clung to Him in a way I never did before. I've prayed for others and for myself in a way I never did before. 

I am changed.
Thank you for praying. 


I am doing well with my treatments. This coming week is my medical week. I have treatments every three weeks. Doctor Monday. Knit night Tuesday. Chemo Wednesday. Recovery Thursday and Friday.

Just five more Herceptin chemo treatments! Surgery in the fall. Then I get to recover from that and be more "normal" whatever that means anymore. I can hardly believe that April 22nd is a year since I found the lump. Last spring I didn't know if I'd see this spring. 

Thank you Jesus I am still here!

You're all a part of that. Your faithful prayers, cards, letters, notes, gifts and encouragement have helped carry me through this year. 

My gratitude 
is from my heart.

I wish I could hug 
every one of you!

God bless you all!

Laura
Thankful to be alive



P.S. I just found out my last Herceptin treatment should be July 18th.


30 comments:

  1. Thank You Lord for placing Your healing hands on our friend Laura. Please continue to hold her tight and place complete and total healing upon her. Amen

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  2. You are so beautiful Laura! I'm glad things are going well and your on your way to "normal." Prayers.

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  3. Keeping you in prayer sweet friend, smiles.

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  4. We also feel so blessed that you are here.

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  5. I think "normal" is a word we can all leave behind.

    God bless you, Laura!

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  6. Rejoicing with you, Laura, over the healing God has given you over that miserable disease!!

    Love,
    Patti

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  7. After I spent 10 days at my husband's bedside with him in a coma I was completely changed, too. I know exactly what you mean and it has been such a blessing. You have done so well and He will see you through to the very end. I praise Him with you for the healing He has given.

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  8. And you look wonderful!!! You have come so far and I just feel that God has even better places for you to go from here. ((hugs))

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  9. Laura so happy for you that you are doing okay. Continuous prayers for you.
    God Bless
    Marion

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  10. Deb (formerly of Carthage!)April 22, 2018 at 4:08 PM

    So thankful that you are not just alive, but doing well! I don't always comment but I do check your blog regularly to make sure you are still posting and doing ok. Hard to believe that it has been a year although it probably seems like 5 to you! Praying that each day you get further from that fateful day is better than the one before! Thanks for being such an encouragement!

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  11. Thanking God for His faithfulness concerning you!

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  12. Laura, you are ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Both inside and out. I love the way the Lord has "reconstructed" you and how you shared your faith journey with us that love you. God has BIG plans for you Lady!..Just think, what you had first interpreted as a "bad thing" ( of which there is nothing good about cancer).. the Lord used as a "teaching tool" for you to share your faith with SO MANY OTHERS whom you may otherwise have NEVER met or had opportunity to reach out to and share His Love. And look what it has done with your own faith and prayer time. He truly does work in mysterious ways. I would have loved for you to have been spared the fear, the pain, the sickness and everything else that is included in the cancer treatment journey. The Lord had it all planned out, and He has great things in store for you...His good and faithful servant. God Bless you Laura, A gentle hug across the miles.. Karla

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  13. Hello, sweet friend!
    What a beautiful photo of a beautiful woman!!!!
    I am so happy that God is healing you and soon this will all be a memory.
    You are a testament to the power of faith and love.
    I will continue to pray for you!!!

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  14. Laura, you remind us all of the gift we have when we wake up each morning. Thank you.

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  15. Laura!!! Look at your hair! Ohmygoodness! I'm so thankful for you and for allowing me to be a part of this journey. It has been a blessing. See you Wednesday! Love you, friend! <3

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  16. So happy you have made it to Spring 2018! We will continue to pray that everything goes as planned for your surgery in the fall. Then after recovery from surgery you will be back to normal whatever that is, like you said. Blessings to you and your family. Hugs, Gla

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  17. Love you much, sweet friend! I'm so thankful for God's healing and good work in your life. You are a blessing to me! Hoping we can get together soon.

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  18. So thankful right along with you. Praise the Lord.

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  19. Happy news! And you look great. Thanks be to God.

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  20. You look so pretty Laura! I love the picture. Glad you're doing good. I think about you often! Love, Henny Still enjoying your little birds. :)

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  21. Laura,there are no better hands to be in tHan his. There is nothing that he can not do. I have prayed for you and will continue to. Be blessed, thank you God for taking care of our laura.

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  22. So very proud of you and the way you have shared God with us, throughout this whole time.. Continuing to pray for you.. and I too, am anxiously awaiting the "normal" feelings again..It will come.. God is good. Hugs.

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  23. Oh Laura, so lovely to see a picture of you looking so serene and at peace with where God has you. I will continue to pray for you !! May these weeks fly by ~ Blessings ~ Linda

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  24. Oh my sweet friend, what a journey this has been for you. It has sure changed your walk with the Lord and I know that walk has become sweeter. I have been blessed to pray for you and with you!

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  25. It is so good to read that you are in the home stretch. Wow how very far you have come. Your courage and your smile through this trial are an inspiration to me. Friends, Karen

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  26. I'm so happy for you, Laura, and know you will continue to be blessed as you face each day, each treatment, and each recovery period. It's so sweet to know we do not travel this earthly life alone and that we have a loving Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ watching over us and standing beside us, carrying us when we are too weak to walk by ourselves. You are a beautiful example of strength and light to many.

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  27. I'm thankful you're alive also! It has been a huge encouragement for me to watch you walk this path in faith. It will be a pleasure to watch you thrive as you enter this new phase of your life.

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  28. So glad to know you are doing well. Praying and believing for complete recovery and health for you.
    Blessings,GG

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  29. My dear Laura, go ahead !!! always forward, dear friend ...
    I'm glad to hear from you and see the strength you have in your illness, but victory is for those who fight and you are a beautiful fighter.
    You are in my prayers that add to those of other people ... and so a very big bag of blessings is filled for you and yours.
    With love

    Dolores

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Hello! I love it when you all talk back!
Your comments have helped me through the hardest time of my life.
Thank you!

I read all the comments I receive. I answer as many as I can.

Right now, I am undergoing radiation treatments, healing from breast cancer surgery on October 20th, and dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy.

I'm having a hard time replying to all the comments. Please understand if I do not answer. This is all new to me.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRAYING FOR ME!!!
I treasure your prayers and your comments.

If you have a question, or you need a response, be sure I can reach you by email or subscribe to the comments. I will try to answer each question and request. It just may take me some time.

Be blessed!
Laura