“I had my routine mammogram in October 2001. Because my husband had been through four years of cancer (and is now healed, praise God) he urged me to get it done some years ago. I thought breast cancer was all hype, but I was soon to find out the reality of it.
“I was diagnosed in November 2001 and for the first three weeks I was in emotional turmoil. I realize now I was terrified of being out of control. The week of the operation in December I was so filled with joy and peace and I went through the operation the same way. The day after, I was up at 5:30am, feeling rested - like I had slept 24 hours. No pain, no discomfort, only peace and joy, which amazed all who came to visit me.
“I was sent home two days after the operation. Recovery was very slow, but the report said there was no cancer in the lymph nodes, though I had to have a mastectomy. That was hard; I was losing something that was mine. I felt I was having a baby taken away from me. But through lots of prayer, I came through very well. The oncologist later said, “No chemo, no radiation, no Tamoxifin.” Glory to God.
“A month later, God said this was not about me getting cancer but HIS way of answering my prayers for an opening into the general public. I’m retired so had no connection with anyone outside of the church. Now another friend just went through the same thing and is attending the same support group. So now there are two of us praying for other ladies. What opportunities - all for such a time as this - that we are entering into.
“Our God is an awesome God. My yearly check-up revealed everything is fine. I’ve healed up very well and have a prosthesis, so I feel normal once again, though I will never be “normal” again.
“I’m praising God and worshiping Him in singing and dancing. Oh, the glorious freedom we have in the Lord when we trust Him to work EVERYTHING out for good for those who are called by His Name. Hallelujah!”