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Earlier this year, while playing with my dog, I rolled on to my belly and noticed some discomfort in my lower abdomen. Upon further examination, I found my abdomen to be extremely hard which wasn't the result of doing sit ups or pilates. Those of you that know me, know that I do not frequent the doctor's office unless it is urgent. But, against my usual judgement, I called my doctor and she worked me in.
And so the storm begins. Next day, CT scan with stat results requested. Two days later, April 11th, I checked my messages when I got home and returned the call to my doctor. Results were in and the report indicated uterine carcinoma. I became numb and with disbelief, I Googled carcinoma. I knew what it meant but maybe I had it wrong. Cancer, hmmm, wow. For a split moment fear tried to take hold of me but I said to myself, fear is not a gift from God and I will praise Him in this storm.
The following week I went in to see the oncologist and the following week I had a full abdominal hysterectomy. I suppose the pace at which this storm was traveling was with the same "Get it Done" attitude that I have always lived my life.
Just like the eye of the storm is the calmest, it is without a doubt that God's eye was carefully watching over this storm. Surgery went well and when the final results came back, the P.A. said, "I had to read the report 3 times because I didn't want to tell you something incorrect". It was medically unexplainable, it was a miracle. The softball sized tumor was positive for stage 1 clear cell carcinoma, which is an agressive growing cancer. The tumor was removed in its entirety, however, not uterine as previously suspected but rather ovarian. The tumor was enveloped within the ovary that somehow did not burst. And then, God's grace still at work, the exploratory surgery was negative of any findings, the additional biopsies were negative and as large as the tumor was, it had not metastisized.
God is on the move, still performing miracles!
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