Next scans

Hello everyone! We hope this finds you happy and well! I am humbly asking for prayers again because I have my 6 month scans, tests, and treatment on Tuesday.

(For our newer Texas friends who don’t know our story I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer 7 years ago with 6 months to 2 years to live.) We fell on our knees before our Lord and prayed and believed for a miracle, one that only He could give.

We have been given the greatest of miracles, for the past 4 1/2 years I have had no evidence of disease. I have claimed my healing through Jesus, the only one who can give us that miracle! Not a day goes by that I don’t praise Him and thank Him for healing me, but I am still on treatment every 3 weeks. My doctor actually just changed my treatment to every 4 weeks, for the first time since I was diagnosed. I am so grateful for that, because the less toxic medicine in my body the better. I am so grateful that the hundreds of chemos, radiations, 14 surgeries, etc. all worked for me but there are many side effects that we are dealing with now and trying to lessen. The chemo itch that makes your skin feel like it’s on fire, the hot flashes because of the chemically induced menopause, the chemo brain that is no joke and the mood swings and anxiety and depression, the lack of energy and exhaustion that all come along with a cancer diagnosis are not to be taken lightly.

I try my best not to complain and am so grateful for the time God has given me here with my family but some days are harder than others and I am only human! And October is a tough month because the Breast cancer awareness is all around us, which is a great thing yet at the same time makes me think of all the more this group I am a part of. I have met so many friends and had so many blessings from this, but also lost so many who are fighting the same battle. I sometimes ask God why? Why them and not me Lord? They all had young children too, or parents, or loved ones they left behind. Why yes to our healing and no to others? And the answer I come up with is that I am not God. I do not know His reasons or even understand them. But I do trust Him. And I am grateful. So I try not to feel guilty for being one of the survivors but focus more on being grateful, but some days are just hard.

So I am just asking for your continued prayers and believing with us that I am healed, that I continue to be healed, and that all of the side effects are lessened. I know that God has me and is with me, but I also know the power of prayer and am so very humbled and grateful to have you all continue to pray for me. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! I will share my scan results when I hear but am continuing to stand on His promise that I am healed. Thank you for always praying and believing with us. Love and blessings to you all.

April, Chris, Faith, Savannah Grace and Bella (: