Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5–6
My favorite verse. So much wisdom. So much goodness.
That verse has gotten us through some crazy times over the past 6+ months.
In October I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. I started chemo right away (well it took 2+weeks for insurance to get their ducks in a row) but then had to stop because I got too sick.
In November I started a different chemo treatment. After two rounds my nurses kindly recommended that I have a port put back in because it wasn’t fun for them when I would faint every time.
In early December I had my port put back in. That was not fun. A few days after that operation I had a lot of pain in my neck. After a brief stay in the hospital we learned that I had several blood clots in my neck as well as in both arms. That was painful. I was put on three different blood thinners and several pain medications in order to allow the clots to dissolve. Two of the thinners had to be given via a shot at home. Bless Tim. And all of this happened around Christmas time. And because of all of the medications I was on, I don’t remember much from December and January which really bums me out. Kiersten was baptised a few days before Christmas and I hardly have any memories of it.
Then in January my port decided to just stop working. We’re still not sure exactly what happened. I think I can sum it all up by saying my body just hates this.
This time having cancer has been harder. I have had more doctor visits, hospital stays, drugs, pain and problems than I did last time. It has been hard. But then came March…
I finished my chemotheropy treatment!!!
And I had a mammogram and ultrasound and the doctor couldn’t find the mass in my breast! It’s gone!!!!!
This morning I will have a scan to see if the rest of my cancer is gone as well. Please pray. It will take a few days to hear the results, but I will report back as soon as I know.
After my scan we will get the wheels in motion on surgery and radiation, which will be different than last time.
To answer a few questions…
1. Yes, we’re still homeschooling.
2. Kai is doing great! He is almost 10 months old.
3. I’ve never had a root canal.
4. I’ll try to update more often and with some more stories of God’s faithfulness. Until then, please refer to numbers 1 and 2. 🙂
5 thoughts on “Proverbs 3:5-6”
You amaze us! We see strong faith in you not someone held down by cancer. We know love for your family drives you but faith is the fuel that energizes and empowers you. Through faith you can do hard things! We pray that the needs to finish this battle will fall into place and that any remaining cancer cells will be drawn into and crushed by God’s mighty hand. Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing! We love you so much! Keep looking up to HIM every day!
Thanks for sharing, your faith is so encouraging. I will continue to be praying for you and your family.
You and your family have remained in my thoughts and prayers since 2017. God has this and he has YOU! God Bless you for sharing your journey and giving God the glory in the midst of the highs and lows. Specific prayers will continue for a clear report!
Kim, Love ❤ to you and the family! 💕 Prayers 🙏 from the Sessler family. 👪 (Hugs) Miss Pam, Ashlynn and Pat
Kim, Pray for you every day, your mom gives updates, however to read your words brings encouragement to those of us who may have other physical needs not as tough as yours. Your scripture passage is what others believe for you. We serve a God that takes care of every little detail. God Bless you and Tim as you finish the race in this painful journey of your lives.