Aww Mondays – Patriot Lucy
Happy Socks Part IV
Some of you already know the significance of my “Happy Sox”. If you are unfamiliar with the story then please scroll back to my March posts for the entire saga. The long story short is that in between March and September of 2019 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and there was a cancerous tumor in my abdomen that was blocking access to and preventing treatment of the prostate. In October of 2019 the tumor was removed and it weighed 31 lbs!!! After a brief recovery period, radiation treatment of the prostate began in December and continued until the middle of February.
Also in February I had my first post-surgery CT scan to verify that there was no evidence of a return of the tumor. The results were clear and I was scheduled to have my second scan six months later. In early March lab work indicated that my PSA level had dropped significantly, indicating that the radiation treatments were doing their job. In June additional lab tests showed additional reduction of PSA to the point of being insignificant so all I personally needed to do was have that second CT scan and if it was clear, I would declare myself in remission. Doctors will never declare you cured of cancer.
Fast forward to August 11 and my second post-surgery CT scan. The results would take a week to be sent of the surgeon in Little Rock for his review. Last Thursday I had a phone visit scheduled and the call came right on time. The surgeon informed me that he saw NO sign of anything suspicious…ALL CLEAR!!! I will have scans every six months for a couple of years, but it is all good and I have more “Happy Sox”.
God has answered my every prayer. He put an incredible medical team in my life. He gave me the best care-giver on the planet in the person of my wife and the Lord spent forty years recruiting an army of friends and relatives that were praying for my family through this whole ordeal. My prayer was the God be glorified regardless of the outcome. If He had chosen to take me to my heavenly home, I only asked that my life be a testimony to His love and grace. If He chose to heal me, then I would have a testimony of His healing power and that the Creator is still in the miracle business. To God be the glory!!!
Monday’s Music Moves Me
It’s a freedom of choice week at 4M and in light of my happy news I am going to focus on “Praise and Worship” and there is no better place to start than with “Praise the Lord.” There is only One worthy of our praise and worship regardless of our situation.
I have no idea why God has healed me except that He has a plan for my life and my work is not complete. I believe all of us are living on borrowed time and He expects us to redeem it wisely. All I can say is “It’s Good to Be Alive”.
Like everyone else, my life has been filled with unwise decisions, sinful acts, and activities that make me unworthy of God’s love, but the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ provided me with a pathway to eternal life through the mercy, grace, and forgiveness that is the living Son of God. The Cross has made me “Flawless”.
It is obvious that my life journey is not complete, so I only have one choice and that would be… “I Then Shall Live”. Have a blessed week.