For All My Wonderful Spark Friends!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Yesterday, my DH and I experienced a miracle. A nodule that was seen by Pt-scan in my hubby's left lung was to be biopsied to see if it was cancer. That is scary enough but, in this case, DH is a 5 yr. lung cancer survivor. He also had a battle with cancer in some lymph nodes 2 years ago. So, just based on his history, we were concerned when the Pt-scan was ordered as a follow-up to a Ct-scan. A few days after the Pt-scan we received a call from his pulmonologist asking us to come into his office to go over the results of the scan. At that meeting, this doctor informed us that there were three areas of cancer showing on the scan and that in his experience this kind of cancer was terminal. We were sickened by this news, but we decided to keep praying and go on with our lives. I immediately contacted all my friends and relatives and requested that they pray for us. A couple of days later, DH got a call and a biopsy was scheduled for yesterday, Friday, November 9. We arrived at the hospital and after they got DH settled in the pre-op area, the doctor who does the biopsies came in to talk to us. He painted a rather different picture then the one the pulmonologist had painted for us. This doctor - who is a radiation oncologist - said that the three areas were not significant because they were "defused" - meaning they had no solidity or substance. He said an infection in your system can cause that to light up on a Pt-scan, as can various other things. What he said they were concerned about was "the nodule" they saw on the Pt-scan in the top lobe of his left lung. The doctor said it could be a benign nodule but with DH's history, they have to check to see if it is cancer. Needless to say, we were somewhat relieved because we had some hope now that we didn't have before. A short while later, DH was taken into the room for the procedure and I went and sat in the waiting room, reading a book. What I think was about 25 min. later, I felt a tap on my shoulder - I say 25 min. but it could have been 35-40 min. later because time was not even in my consciousness during this whole ordeal. I turned to see who was tapping me on the shoulder and it was my husband - standing there! I must have just looked at him in disbelief with my mouth open because people in the waiting room started laughing. He told me they put him on the CT machine and were getting ready to give him some anesthesia when the doctor told them to stop proceeding. The doctor looked up and said, "I can't do the biopsy because there is nothing there for me to stick the needle in to!" The nodule was gone!

For all my dear Spark Friends who were praying for us and who had their church congregations praying for us, I want to say 'THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!" DH and I believe this was a miracle. It was there - we saw the scan - and it was gone 2 weeks later! You hear about things like this but until it happens to you, you cannot know how it impacts you. I left that hospital in a state I can only describe as sleep-walking. I was in awe of the blessing we received. I have always believed in the power of prayer - even when the outcome is not what we would want - because we are heard and we are not abandoned - no matter what the outcome.

I read this work of Helen Steiner Rice this morning and I wanted to share it with my friends:

We Can't ....but God Can!

Why things happen as they do
We do not always know,
And we cannot always fathom
Why our spirits sink so low....
We flounder in our dark distress,
We are wavering and unstable,
But when we're most inadequate
The Lord God's always able...
For though we are incapable,
God's powerful and great,
And there's no darkness of the mind
That God can't penetrate...
And all that is required of us
Whenever things so wrong
Is to trust in God implicitly
With a faith that's deep and strong,
And while He may not instantly
Unravel all the strands
Of the tangled thoughts that trouble us -
He completely understands...
And in His time, if we have faith,
He will gradually restore
The brightness to our spirit
That we've been longing for...
So remember, there's no cloud too dark
For God's light to penetrate
If we keep on believing
And have faith enough to wait!

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    I just read this...I don't have any words to say, I'm dumbfounded except for feeling very happy! Such wonderful news! Best wishes and blessings! emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 11/12/2012 8:34:19 PM
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful news!
    God Bless!
    3078 days ago
    This was great news to hear. I'm glad to see that there are still miracles around and that you were able to prosper from one. Bless you and your DH!

    Wishing you the best!

    3079 days ago
    That is so wonderful Carol! I am so happy for you! I like the work of Helen Steiner Rice that you posted. It reminds me of the piece I posted in my blog on Something For God To Do Box. If we just believe and give it up to the Lord, really give it up to the Lord, then He could move mountains for us! emoticon emoticon

    I also believe that when we put out good, good comes back to us, and I know by your posts, you put out a lot of good!!!

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    3079 days ago
    Thank God!! Carol, I'm so happy for you and your DH! God is awesome. I'm very grateful and, yes, I believe this is a miracle.

    I was thinking of you and remembering you in prayer early this morning with every intention of contacting you today to see how you were doing. Then, here comes an email notification of your blog with the wonderful news!

    I know that you know God SO loves you and your DH beyond belief.

    And I love you too - and wish you every blessing!
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