Monday, April 14, 2014
The Results Are In
On April 10 I had a body scan to see where the radioactive iodine was absorbed. Since thyroid cells (normal and cancerous) are the only things that would take in the radiation, this test would show if the cancer had spread to any other parts of my body, the first places being in my lungs and bones.
Well, after a very long weekend of waiting, the doctor finally said that the cancer has not spread!
Praise the Lord!!
The scan did show three "spots" in my neck that could be cancer, but they absorbed the radiation which will hopefully kill it. Nothing in my bones and lungs "lit up", which means the radiation didn't go there, which means there is no cancer. I couldn't be happier!
I've always been an optimistic person, but these past couple of months have taken it out of me. The Worst Case Scenario seems to keep happening so it has been hard to hope for the best. I literally feared to pray for good things because I didn't want to set myself up for disappointment. It has been really hard to ask God for things lately because I know what it is like when he says no.
Yes, I know that is a distorted way to look at things- a wrong way to look at God, who loves to give us good gifts. Let's just say, I'm working on it... But luckily, I have friends who have taken it upon themselves to stand in my place and pray those things for me.
And God listened. Praise him!
The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He takes great delight in you. Zephaniah 3:17