It is a bit difficult for me to believe that six months have passed since my cancer surgery. It is equally difficult for me to believe that I have been so negligent as not to post any updates since my surgery. As it presently stands, I am cancer-free. The surgery successfully removed all of the cancer and it was completely contained within the prostate. I continue to have follow-up blood tests to make sure that the cancer is gone and so far they have shown no traces of the cancer.
I am so very thankful that the Lord chose to deal with my cancer in this way. It is so much more than what I truly deserve. His grace is so very precious. I give Him all of the glory and honor.
In my last post I shared that I was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. I would like to let my readers know that I met with a surgeon last week and am now scheduled for surgery on November 13, 2012. Thank you in advance for your prayers as I face this surgery and the recovery process to follow.
I continue to marvel at the mercy and grace of our Lord as He carries me through all of this.
When my urologist called me early in the evening of Friday, September 28, 2012 I was not really expecting to hear that I have cancer. My family doctor ordered a PSA test for me back in July because I turned 50 in April. My PSA level was 8.7 so he had the test repeated in September. It was still 8.7. So off to the urologist I went. He did a biopsy of my prostate on the 26th of September. Of the 12 samples that he took, 4 came back showing cancer. I will readily admit that the news came as quite a shock. I thought that there had to some other, less serious reason for my high PSA. But such was not the case. The news led to a few tears and a bit of a fallen countenance as I let the news slowly sink in. As a Christian, I knew that I could neither wallow in self-pity nor lash out in anger at the Sovereign Lord who redeemed my soul from the pit. So I cried out to the Lord for mercy, grace, and the strength of the Holy Spirit.
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