Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Goodbye Port, See You Never!

I am asking for prayer tomorrow.

I am stepping out in faith, trusting and believing the Lord has completely healed me! I am getting my port out!!!! 
I ask for no complications and that I won't be too sore!
I have been told that the doctors usually do not remove until at least the first set of scans or after a year. They have no problem removing it now. 

It is just another reminder of what I once had, and what I am free of now!

Thank you for taking me to The Throne
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7


Saturday, October 3, 2015


So it has been a little while since my last post and I wanted to bring you up to date. 

Pretty much, I just have been trying to heal and gain my strength back, get back to living life,actually appreciating life. Soaking up the mercy of my Father! 
I am challenged by the eating process, that too is getting better. I'm trying to meet up with friends. 
It has been a transition from fighting for my life, to enjoying life. So much mentally to work through. Letting go, not living in fear. Wondering, is it really gone? I can tell you that having had cancer, you are left with a sense of vulnerability. You recognize the fragility of life and how easy it can be gone.
So my perspective has been tweaked a little more. Some things just don't matter, other things do. Apart from my relationship with Jesus, my family is the most important thing in my life! My close friends and brothers and sisters are priority! When it comes right down to it, nothing else really matters! 
So what do I do with this? Whatever God wants me to do with it. I know it won't be wasted! I want to pay it forward! I want to encourage those with the encouragement that has been given me! I want to bring glory to Jesus for what He has done in my life! 
I tell you this, without that relationship with Christ, I would not be the person I am today! I owe Him my everything! He began to prepare me for this journey last year and I knew that He was. My trust in God was strong from my loss of my son. I was familiar with fiery trials. It still caused anxiousness and asking God to prepare me for whatever His will was or His plan for my life. I trust Him!
So now, I am exploring the doors being opened. I know who I am and whose I am. I know that The Lord has gifted me to encourage and help others walk in freedom! I am not mad at God for this trial, as a matter of fact, it has shown me how much more I am loved by Him! Even if my outcome would have turned out different, he would still be good! So I plan to continue my blog and keep you updated. My doctors are very happy with my progress and they will be watching me closely for the next 5 years. I thank God for them and all of my medical team! They feel like family to me! I covet your prayers for me, and I will be praying for you! Love to you all! Here are a couple of pics of my doctors:

Monday, August 3, 2015

Poster Child

I went to my oncologist and surgeon today for follow up. They couldn't say enough how well I have done!

My pathology report was the best! My doctors said it doesn't go any better than what it has for me! I can officially say I am cancer free!!! I was told to "get on with my life"!

I will be monitored for the next 5 years but they said they really don't anticipate problems!

I couldn't have done this without my God, and without all of you! You all have been the wind beneath my wings! THANK YOU! I pray that your faith in Christ is so much stronger and larger because you have been a part of supernatural healing! The doctors told me this isn't the normal and even how well I have done in recovery mode! My weight is stable, I haven't lost a tremendous amount and I am now on solid foods! There is only one who does that and He has heard your prayers! They called me their poster child! LOL! I can't say I asked to be a poster child for cancer. I give God all the glory and honor for His compassion and mercy!

I am going to have a time of celebration soon. If you want to come to help me celebrate the victory, please message me and I will send the details to you! It will be at West Milton park. Either the last weekend in August or Labor Day weekend.

Again, thank you for taking this journey with me and carrying me in prayer! I couldn't have made it without you! Our God is able!

Much Love,

Friday, July 17, 2015

Tears of JOY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!!!

I am coming home today! Waiting on x-ray results and then I will be on my way! Can't wait! I had my last chest tube out and chest x-ray. My doctor said he was running out of excuses to keep me here! I haven't felt better! Still a little sore but not in any pain!

But here is the best part of all! The pathology report came back with no cancer cells left!!!!!

I hope and pray the for all of you who have been sharing this journey with me that you will taste and see that the Lord is good! It really hasn't sunk in yet but the more that it does, the more emotional I am. He has answered every single request, and as we have prayed! I am so excited now to see how He plans to use it for His glory!

If this makes you tearful, as it has me, please give those tears to our Lord and savior Jesus Christ! Please praise Him with me in this compassionate act of healing! Love you all and thankful for your ministry to me! There will be more to come!

BTW, I am in a full liquid diet, swallowing very well! No leaks!


Isaiah 38:19

Love to you all!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tuesday's Update:

I asked Jen via text for a quick update on her mom:

I am here with her now, things are good.
They took a chest tube out yesterday. They are going to run a test on Thursday after they take out the nose drain to check to see if her esophagus leaks or not. Hopefully the second chest tube will come out Thursday too. Pray that there is no leakage.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Gigi's Surgery - The Live Blog


Gigi is out of surgery and she is awake.  The surgery was very successful.  From what the surgeon could tell, the tumor was melted away and only scar tissue remained.  After another 11/2 hours, she will be moved from Recovery into her room.



Gigi’s loved ones were able to have prayer with her moments ago and then she was whisked away to surgery.  She was visibly nervous – but the last thing she said to my sister before being taken back was “Is this purple gown my color?”. 

I’ll pass along updates as soon as I receive them. 


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sufficient Grace!

Please keep me in your prayers. I am entering the last phase of the cancer treatment. I will be undergoing major surgery in the morning. This may be the biggest part yet, (believe it or not).
I will say, I am quite anxious and am ready to get it over with. I have been feeling pretty good and ready to get on with my life again. But God's timing is His timing and I have to wait on Him. This is something I have to do in order to do the most to fight this disease. I am trusting in my God! I trust my medical team! So here we go!
Please pray that I would have no complications, peace for my family, quick healing. You all have carried me to this point and I trust you will continue to continue. I love Jesus and His body.
Carmen will update after surgery so you can see your prayers answered and your faith to be strengthened!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!