I'm sorry for the delay in updating. It's been a busy couple of weeks! I was scheduled to get chemo a week ago, and I postponed it so that I could enjoy a day at Bay Beach with my family, the 4th of July, and Matt's and my anniversary on 7/7. As I write now, I am at the hospital receiving my chemo pre-meds.
I received my PET scan results, and while they are not cancer-free as I had hoped, things look okay. There's really no new news to share except that my swollen lymph node that I was told at one point was 10 cm is now measuring 3 cm. Praise God for that!
I feel I should address the fact that it wasn't cancer-free as I had declared it would be. I believe that God's healing is powerfully at work in my body, even though it's just not physically evident yet. The scan was already 2 weeks ago, so who knows what's going on at this very moment! I don't understand the process, but I know the end result that I have been promised. By His stripes we have been healed (1 Peter 2:24). My prayer is that the physical manifestation of it will come quickly so that others will believe. I also want the manifestation so I don't have to have anymore of this awful treatment. I hate to complain, but it is really horrid. I ask for your prayers this weekend and all of next week as I deal with the side effects.
In the meantime, I am searching my heart for anything that may be hindering me from receiving my miracle. God has shown me a few things that I need to deal with, and I plan to do so just as soon as possible. I ask that you would also pray with me for wisdom as I seek His face and learn about anything He may want me to do. (note: I do not feel that I need to "earn" my healing by my works. Rather, I feel that in order to receive from God I need to have a good relationship with Him. And if I have bitterness and unbelief in any area of my life, that could hinder my receiving.)
I've had some very exciting answers to prayer. One was that I asked God to bring someone into my life who had been healed of cancer. Yesterday my friend Cindy was over, and told me about her friend Angela who was healed from Leukemia after Angela's brother Matt prayed for her. Tonight, Cindy, Angela, and Matt (who, "ironicaly" I know from years and years ago)are coming over to tell her story and to pray with me. Awesome!!!
I'll write more about the other answer to prayer when I have more details. But it's shaping up to be pretty amazing.
God bless you all. Keep believing!! God is so good!