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Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Friend HAD Cancer - Update #7

It's been a couple of months since my last update on Tasha's condition so here is a brief summary before I get you up to speed:
Early last year Tasha found a lump on the right side of her neck. She had it checked by her doctor who found it to be cancerous. The doctor sent her to a specialist who also confirmed that it was for sure cancer. Tasha had a total of six tests all confirming the original test -Thyroid Cancer.  In October she had surgery to remove the right side of her thyroid. The surgeon said he would decide if she needed the entire thyroid removed after he "opened her up" and took a biopsy.  We were amazed at the power of our Lord when the results came back saying the mass which had been diagnose SIX (6) times as cancer was now benign! She had the right side of her thyroid removed but, according to the surgeon, would not need any further surgeries, chemo, or medications. That day was a victorious day in The Lord. We were (and still are) so thankful to The Lord!

Here's the update:
A few weeks after the surgery Tasha went in for her "after surgery" check-up. The surgeon sat her down in his office to break some news to her.  He explained to her that, even though the tests came back as benign, upon further testing they concluded that there was a 99.9% chance of her getting cancer on the left side of her thyroid.  She would need to undergo another surgery to have it removed and this time would require radioactive iodine (a type of radiation that targets any left over thyroid). Also, she would need to take medication for the rest of her life since she would no longer have a thyroid.

I'm not gonna lie... this definitely took us by surprise but did NOT shake our faith. We stand on the His Word and know that she IS healed! However The Lord decides to heal her is His business... I'm just gonna keep on praying , hoping, and believing in Him. "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5 NKJV)  Many young people have been touched as Tasha has shared her testimony and I have no doubt that The Lord will use this testimony to help many more hurting hearts.

All of you, I'm sure, are super busy with plates over-flowing but we would really appreciate it if y'all would join us in praying for Tasha.  Her surgery is scheduled for tomorrow at 10am. I'll keep you guys posted on her progress though-out the day.


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