Karen Holt

First post: Mar 4, 2022 Latest post: Nov 4, 2022
Hey Y’all. God is so good to me. In Jan 2022 I was having some minor issues. My Family Doctor suggested we do bloodwork and just see what’s up. My blood work was funky and it was checked 3 days in a row. Each day not changing. I was sent to Dr Ennever and NP Sarah Cincinnati at cone Cancer Center in the MedCenter in High Point NC. They checked everything possible. They saw nothing earth shattering. No cancer. The docs ask me to wait 6 weeks and then they would recheck all my levels. They really felt like I had Aplastic Anemia and it was a bear to cure but it was totally curable.
Fast forward 6 weeks my levels were worse even more critically low. A bone marrow biopsy was scheduled. Dr Sarah said it would take 7-10 days for the results. She prayed over me and told me over and over that God brought me to this exact office for such a time as this. She told to go home wait and rest in God’s hands. Her nurse laid a button on my lap “Gods got this”. My mind went to the sweetest lady in my church who had faced cancer in her life. I watched her. She was so submissive to whatever God brought her way. Giving Him the glory for everything. Proudly proclaiming God’s got this!! Do you think that was just a coincidence? I think not. Norma Kasey sings in the choir and rarely misses a services. She has never wavered.
The biopsy day came and of course things were chaotic. But I felt peace, when my procedure was pushed back 2 hours I felt myself beginning to crumble. I turned on my encouragement songs and I felt Jesus calm my fears.
My results were back in 24 hours! Good news! No Aplastic anemia , then my legs were completely knocked out from under me. No it was not anemia it was leukemia. But wait God you cleared me of cancer. I was given the diagnosis Acute promyelocytic Leukemia. My mind was going a hundred different directions. Within 24 hours we were sitting in the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baptist Hospital. Wait what?? God you were going to take of this. I had 2 hours to pack our bags for a 4-6 week vacation in hospital for treatment. After our initial shock “Gods got this”kept coming to my mind. I had precious friends and family begin to text and call Tom and I. God spoke to us through each text and call. One niece said you may have cancer but cancer doesn’t have you! Another one encouraging me to kick cancers butt! A Barnabus girl from my church said it’s gonna be alright. You standing on His Promises!!i We began to feel the most comforting peace surround our family. We’re we No longer scared??? Oh no! I was scared but I felt the anxiety dropping away. Everywhere we turned God’s hand was evident in which way we needed to go. We’ve found out that of all the leukemias mine was extremely rare but had the highest rate of going in to remission. Was it a coincidence that the best doctor in the United States who knows this leukemia inside and out works at Baptist Hospital? I think not. We are trusting in His promises and we know God’s got this!!