I will never forget the day I found out I had cancer.
It was October 1, 2021. The first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the US.
The doctor got to the point when the biopsy was done by saying, “I’m afraid that what we’re looking at is cancer.”
I couldn’t help but think, What? Did she say cancer? Although the doctor would still send my samples to the lab for testing, she was convinced I had cancer. Therefore, she believed her decision to tell me on the spot rather than waiting until the results came in was justified.
Nevertheless, hearing the words, YOU HAVE CANCER, was heartbreaking.
It was clear that my cancer battle would be physical, so following my diagnosis, my oncology surgeon assembled a team of doctors and nurses to help remove the cancer from my body.
It didn’t take long to figure out that my cancer battle would also be mental, emotional, and spiritual. I knew very well that the devil would not pass up a chance to kill, steal, or destroy me if he could.
I consciously focused on my faith walk in the weeks following my diagnosis. I added a new routine to my devotional time, including listening to an audio version of the Bible. I also started listening to healing scriptures throughout the day and as I fell asleep at night.
Not knowing what the future would hold, I let my faith in God guide me. Not only did I want people to see my trust in God, but I also wanted to walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
Whenever someone asked me how I was doing or how my treatments were going, I would say ‘I’m walking in victory.’
And that’s how I moved forward to every chemo and radiation treatment and surgery. I walked believing I would see victory every step of the way.
My cancer journey has been peaceful. Throughout my year-long journey, God performed miracle after miracle. I share more about my cancer story on my website.
On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, I went to the UNC Rex Cancer Center for my last cancer treatment.
I am officially cancer free! And I’m giving God all the glory.
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