On Thursday, we made the trip to Green Bay to see the breast specialist and she said that the tumor has definitely gotten smaller, however, it is not small enough to do just a lumpectomy so she would recommend a mastectomy as well as taking out the axillary lymph-nodes that are involved. Since I was the third person in her office to need a referral to the plastic surgeon, I didn't make it over there on Wednesday. Instead I have to wait to see him on August 13th to find out his recommendations. Then we regroup with the breast specialist and make a plan for the surgery, probably early September is when both surgeons will be available to tag team so that it can all be done at once. That may change depending on what the plastic surgeon recommends though.
With that being said, I had a little bit of a hard time with hearing that a mastectomy is recommended. The hysterectomy recommendation didn't bother me like this one has but I am standing on God's word and his promises that he's shared with me and I just keep reminding myself of them.
Today as I was reading this jumped out at me from Psalm 119:49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. 50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
Psalm 119:38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
Like I've said before, I know that God can remove all cancer cells from my entire body and do it supernaturally. I'm not sure when he showed me that I would be cleansed whiter than snow whether it would be before or after surgery. But I do know this, that is a promise I feel he has given to me and I plan on keeping that close to my heart. God has never lied and he is faithful! So I am holding onto my HOPE in Christ Jesus! And I repeatedly say, "I TRUST you Lord!" especially when I don't understand and I don't know his timing. I still trust in him! Without Him, I'm sure I'd be a basketcase through all of this and I that won't help me so I'm glad to have Him to lean on & trust.
Proverbs 18:14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness but a crushed spirit who can bear?
So as I keep giving this all to God & trusting him & keeping my spirit up, that will help me. If I am in despair and have a crushed spirit, it will not help me heal. I trust the one who made me, who saved me, who loves me, & knows what is best for me! Do you trust him for the situation you are going through? You can....