Praise God!! (from April)

“How great is our God? Sing with me,
How great is our God? and all will see,
How great, how great, is our God!”

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your love and prayers and support through all of this. We could not do this alone, and thankfully we do not have to. God is so good!

So all of our scans came back amazing! No new growth of any sort; no more cancer tumors anywhere that they can see still, and just the same liver spot from the last time; same size and everything even after the radiation. So this most likely means (like we had hoped and said before) that it is just left over scar tissue and dead cancer cells, and my radiologist said it can take up to 6 months to see the tissue disappear. It has only been 6 weeks since my radiation was complete so they do not expect it to be gone to our eyes for a while still.

I am claiming that I am healed through Christ and my oncologist is being very cautious with her course of treatment for us because she has seen many cases of metastatic breast cancer and none like this before! Amen! So I get to have a chemo break for now and see how things go in a few more months. I do have to have my antibody treatment every 3 weeks at Yale, but did I say no more chemo for now?!! So so excited we are! I can start to get my energy back and do regular things again with my girls and hopefully not even feel sick anymore since I will not be having the chemotherapy which causes that. And maybe Chris will have a wife back again that can stay up after 8pm!! ha ha! (: And I will continue now to get my hair and eyebrows and eyelashes back too! Whoo hoo!

The big plan would still be to have a double mastectomy (so they are looking at the fall now) and follow that with some more intense chemo, even harder than I am having now, she said,  “just to be sure” (aagh!!) but to be on the safe side. We cannot jump ahead because as she said they do not do surgery on metastatic patients, but Jesus is at work here and He is healing me!! So I am hopeful for the future that this will be the plan they choose and we will show them just “what faith can do!”

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes
And make a new beginning

Anyone can feel the ache
You think it’s more than you can take
But you’re stronger
Stronger than you know

Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Impossible is not a word
It’s just a reason
For someone not to try

Everybody’s scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the wat er
It’ll be alright

Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You don’t have a chance
(That’s what faith can do)
When the world says you can’t
It’ll tell you that you can

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do
That’s what faith can do

Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise

~by Kutless

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing this and claiming this with us. The road is not always easy, in fact in His word he promises us that it will not be easy, but He also tells us that He is with us always through it all and I know that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

Love and God bless, April (: