Updated: Oct 17, 2020
First, I would like to rave about yesterday and New Life Christian Fellowship. I tuned in online for service and Senior Pastor Linkous' message really spoke to me--hope, faith, and miracles. It was so incredibly uplifting! Service concluded with my favorite worship song, Oceans by Hillsong UNITED.
We began going to this church in January of 2017 and it just feels like home. Last week, we met with Dr. Linkous and Liberty for prayer and anointing. Whoa! It was so powerful! Dr. Linkous said something that really stuck with me. I may mess this up slightly, but you'll get the point. He said, although you will have medical professionals giving you reports on your condition, the report that truly matters and supersedes all is His report. Amen! I truly believe that. If you ever need some serious encouragement, prayer, and a beautiful church community, please check out New Life. They have been such a blessing in our lives.
As I continue to dive into the Word of God and seek positivity in my thoughts, I am definitely seeing a transition within myself. I'm so thankful for that. This verse right here is so very appropriate.
Second, I would like to share some hopeful news regarding my first Oncology appointment. Based upon what we know now from the CT scans and my symptoms, the doctor rated my metastasis a 1 on a scale of 1-10 based upon severity. Say what!? Halle-freakin' Lujah! Now, the attorney and predisposed pessimist in me wants to say that I still have to get a PET scan and an MRI of the brain to get the full picture, so that number has the potential to change. However, despite all of that, there are some amazing treatment options for me that are promising. Also, I learned today that not having a primary melanoma on the surface of my skin is actually a good thing. Essentially, my immune system did its job and attacked the melanoma cells initially, but some of those bad cells made their way back in, unfortunately. As a result, the doctor said I will likely respond really well to the immunotherapy. Thank God for some good news today! We will be getting a second opinion and more imaging done later this week, so praying for continued good news.
Thank you to all of our family and friends that are continuously praying and supporting us on this crazy journey. It means so very much. I am hopeful.
Love & Sunblock
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