I have Breast Cancer

July 3, 2014 at 5:37 am (My ramblings, Prayers) ()

The doctor finally called me yesterday with the news, “you have invasive ductal cancer”. Those 5 words will change my life from this day forward. I’m trying to process it all with the little bit of information I have. I have to admit that my knowledge of breast cancer is very limited. I started doing a little research yesterday and I’ve learned that my treatment will be largely based on whether or not it’s in any of my lymph nodes. I’m having an MRI and ultrasound on Monday to determine if it has spread to any of them. On Wednesday I go back to the breast specialist to discuss the results then to an oncologist. My doctor also told me that I will need to do chemo to shrink the lump before they remove it.

I’m still a little numb and am trying to process everything. I’m so grateful for the Lord and my husband walking through this with me. I don’t know how anyone can go through something like this without faith. Just knowing that so many people are praying for me brings me great comfort. I have received so many texts, phone calls and emails with verses and I am so grateful that I have God’s word to comfort me.

One of the verses that I have been clinging to is Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.” I have had an incredible peace since I started this journey 3 weeks ago. I’m sure their will be times when I’m not so peaceful and scared, but for now, God’s grace is sufficient for me.

I know the Lord is opening up a great opportunity for me to share my faith and my prayer is that I will bring God glory and give other women, who are going through this, the hope that I have in Christ.

God is using worship music to minister to my heart and soul and I absolutely love the words to Hillsong’s Oceans, Where feet may fail

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5 Comments

  1. Patricia said,

    2 Samuel 22:2-3
    He said: “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn [of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior.

  2. Cheryl said,

    Hi Rachel: You are such an example of God’s transforming work. I know this is not easy news but you continue to point to the One who cares about all the details in our lives. Yes …. What a testimony this will be to so many!!! I hope knowing that so many of us are walking in faith for your healing brings comfort. Sending lots of love, hugs, and prayers!!!!!

  3. Lynn Jones said,

    That is also my favorite song. I am teaching it to my students. He will be the Tower of Refuge and song in the night storm. Praying this morning for new mercies.

  4. Sherri said,

    Praying for you and Ken through this! ❤

    "Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews 4:16

    Also, I love this song too!

  5. Megan Hunsaker said,

    Rachel, I appreciate you opening up and letting us into this journey. We are definitely praying and lifting both you and Uncle Kenny up daily…

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