In March of 2017, I had a routine check-up with my OB-GYN. I had been experiencing some unusual discomfort and sudden changes that made me press my doctor (who didn’t think anything was wrong) for a pelvic ultrasound. The ultrasound yielded a 7 cm tumor (at the time they thought it was a cyst), on my right ovary. I had surgery April 14th, 2017 to have the ovary and my fallopian tubes removed. My follow-up appointment was escalated without me knowing why, at first. It turns out, I had a form of stage II ovarian cancer, that had spread to my left ovary, and abdomen. On May 19th, 2017, I had to have a full hysterectomy, and the removal of my left ovary. I was completely devastated. The fear and anxiety that riddled my being was beyond torturous. I knew I faced many challenges ahead, that I wasn’t ready for, and the “what if’s” overwhelmed my soul. I cried out to GOD, on my knees, with tears falling like a torrential down pour, askin
g Him to take the fear away and to have mercy upon me. I quoted what Hezekiah had said to Him, “The dead can’t praise YOU!” This was my “Garden of Gethsemane.” But it was there, that I left it to GOD and He encouraged me. I had a dream not long after with a message that said, “GOD cancelled the assignment against you.” That brought me so much inexplicable comfort! Not to mention, through prayer and studying His word, three words I have also clung to, “Health, healing and restoration.” Had this been stage III or IV, I would have needed chemo and radiation! BUT GOD stopped it at just the right time! I still have those cells in my body and have just recently gone from 3 month oncology check-ups to 6 months, and will have to continue to see her for the next 3 years. I have noticed that the number of tumor cells have been declining. I believe GOD to make them ZERO, and be completely healed! Nothing is too hard for GOD! He has been faithful to me through all of this. I am still in the process of gleaning from this experience, and I do have my moments, but I am a survivor by the grace of GOD. He has work for me to do here and I am grateful to still have the opportunity to serve Him.