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7/13/2016 Latest post:
In May 2016, after many tests, I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer that has spread to both lungs and many bones. This type of cancer is not curable, but the doctors do all they can to contain or shrink it. Of course the doctors are not factoring in what the Lord can and may do. I am currently on two oral chemo pills that will eventually cease to work when the cancer learns how to outsmart the drugs. Needless to say, this diagnosis was a shock for Lyle and me but it has strengthened our faith, and we do believe that medicine can only do so much, but the Lord can do anything. Also, we realized that we need to better value each day as we should, and my cancer has added a sweetness to each day that we can share together. My first bout of cancer was fifteen years ago in 2001, and it is extremely rare for it to return at this late stage, but I just missed any warning signs – if there were any – because I was busy with my normal responsibilities. Thus the cancer had a chance to grow and spread unimpeded.