Thanks for the Reminder

So after leaving the doctor's office Tuesday afternoon, Josh and I were on such a high.  We were so relieved to hear that it wasn't cancer, that it had not sunk in what exactly borderline cancer is.  I still don't know all the details and I don't think we will know all the details until after my next surgery but I do know this....It is still a serious thing we are dealing with.

Yesterday, my body was reminding me of the fact that there is still something going on inside.  I was sore, tired and crampy.  I feel like it was God's way of saying, "YES, rejoice but you still need to be ready."

Ovarian Cancer is the only cancer that has a Borderline Cancer diagnosis and I still don't understand it all but from what I have read this is a few things I have gathered:
    It is slow growing unlinke actual cancer
    It can turn into actual cancer at any time
    They stage it similar to cancer
    It can be just as serious as cancer
From what we gathered from the doctor, in his words he is cautiously optimisitc about everything.  I think we caught it early enough that hopefully the surgery will take care of everything.  He also said the word curable so that is reassuring.  The doctor made the comment to me after I told him, I had 5 kids, "You don't do anything minimally do you?"  Translating to me, that this diagnoses is still a big deal, something to not take lightly.

With all that being said, I am so thankful for:

The fact that I am not relying on anything but God's power through all this...
     John 16:33
"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."

God is constantly showing his love through friends and family

He has placed me in the hands of an incredible doctor with a caring heart

God blessed us with 5 beautiful children before the age of 33.  More than I could have ever asked for.

Ady who is dancing beside me, as I type...

He moved us about 5 years ago to an area that has some of the best doctors and hospitals in the nation.

The pain that the cyst was causing me so that I would pursue getting it removed.

The Holy Spirit urging me to get a doctor's appointment to begin with. 

The opportunity to pray for and with other friends that are going thtough their own trials

I definitely do not understand everything that goes on in this world but I do know that I can fully rely on God and His word. \
Philippians 4:5-8
"5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."

These verses have truly been a comfort to me not only in this trial but in others my family has faced in the past few years.


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