NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE!

Dear CB Friends,

I joined CB back in July, 2007. Little did I know at the time that on the morning of December 3, 2007 I would learn that a very suspicious-looking mass which fairly screamed breast cancer. It was. I didn't want to write about it but God told me that I must be "vulnerable".

I cannot tell you the many times over the following eight months I would painfully hobble to my computer as I battled the effects of dose-dense chemo and radiation. Often times, I was so tired and ill the tears would flow without ceasing as I wrote what God laid on my heart. Hidden from the eyes of the world for the most part due to the side-effects of chemo, CB became my primary link with the outside world outside of bi-weekly chemo treatments, weekly church services, and small group meetings when I was able to attend.

Most of the time, after chemo and radiation, breast cancer survivors take prescription drugs for five years which are designed to inhibit the growth of new tumors. Unfortunately, none of those drugs work on the form of breast cancer which I was diagnosed with. None of them.

This aggressive type of breast cancer is most likely to recur within two years of completing chemotherapy. The good news is, if it does not recur within two years, the risk of recurrence drops substantially... it drops to about 26%.

I was two years out from chemo on June 6, 2008. This afternoon I learned that my most recent mammogram came back as No Evidence of Disease (NED)! This is a major milestone which I have reached!

As I sit here writing this blog, I am thinking back to last December when I nearly died from a ruptured brain aneurysm. I am thinking of all the prayers which went up on my behalf and messages I received from people here at CB. I am thinking about all the laughter we have shared as well as the tears. I am thinking about friendships which I have made and the people who have told me I have made an impact in their lives as well.

This road I've walked since I've been here at CB has not been easy by any means but as I look back, I know I would not have missed it for the world. I am grateful that God is allowing me to continue my journey here at CB.

We are not victims of our circumstances rather we are VICTORS over them through Jesus Christ Our Lord!
Even when we walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, He is with us every step of the way!
God turns our darkness into light!

These are things which I hope I have helped remind you of, those of you who have watched me walk this road... and even been with it on me! LOL!

Blessings!

John B. Abela @abelajohnb ·

A beautiful story of a Father looking out for His daughter!!

Christopher Quek @arisensleeper ·

Dear k:princess: Praise God from whom all blessings flow!! You have been and continue to be an inspiration to me and to many around you and here.

In His Love, Chris

Tan Yeowhwa @silverpen ·

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Blessings always [img]http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Love/rose-178.gif[/img]

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Dorothy Von Lehe @revgenlink ·

Praise our Lord for His faithfulness in sustaining you and being right there with you through all of your experiences. Your good news is great and a time for celebrating God and His awesome goodness.

God's continuing blessings K !

:flower: Dorothy
Lorie Polan @allansangel ·

Oh thats such wonderful blessed news Sister K!
Praise God!!! :dance: :clap:
Oh Heavenly Father, I come to you right now in thanksgiving for the wonderful miracle you have bestowed upon our sister!
Thank you Father for your healing hands, and thank you Father for the faith that is here in CB as we prayed for sister K, if not for the divine touch you have over all your children, K would not have had such a miraculous marvel! Thank you Jesus for watching and listening at all times, bless your Holy name Lord! Bless you Father for loving us so much!
In Jesus' might most blessed name I pray, AMEN!

K, I'm so happy for you and so glad you have shared this testimony with us! It is inspiring that God would use you to show His mighty healing, and show the wonders He is capable of! God bless you dear Sister!

Allans :angel: :)
K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

I should add what is meant by the term "no evidence of disease" in regards to cancer survivors. After completing treatment the risk of recurrence is always a possibility for the rest of our lives. This is because it only takes a single cancer cell to start all over again and since they generally do not know what caused the cell to go "wild" in the first place, we are never considered "cured".

I will never get "normal" results due to tissue damage from treatment. However, since my surgery in January 2008, when they removed the tumor, there has been no indication of recurrence. Praise God!

Thank you for all of your comments!

K :princess:

Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy ·

Forgive me for being late with this, but late or not I am so chuffed for you. I really am.
I thank God the he knew the end from the beginning and that he is your beginning and your end.

:heart: bethy