Finding it hard to breathe. Coughing incessantly, even blood. I finally went to an emergency room at our hospital.The nurse said that I should just go to my own doctor. I replied that my doctor had retired and there was a 2 year waiting list for a new doctor in Muskoka. Being a christian I called on the Lord to help me. Wow, then things started to speed up. 3 Doctors, one for the look see and one for the scan on my chest and another to have me admitted.
A tumour was discovered. High blood pressure, low thyroid and low magnesium, low potassium caused me to be put on several drugs. Then a trip by ambulance with a nurse to New Market to have a bronchoscopy by Dr. Toth who also stopped the bleeding. $240. later for the ambulance ride and I was back to Muskoka in bed with an added drug for an allergy reaction to rubber used on me in the New Market hospital. Prednazone was the prescription for 10 days which caused Thrush, so another majic pill to remedy that.
I was in a dilemma that was overcome by my precious daughter-in-law and my darling husband. I really needed a family physician so they went to plead and persuade Dr.Liao in Bracebridge for me.
That occurred in the week of Dec.13-21. After phone calls and new doctor appointments with Dr. Liao, I had to return to New Market for the diagnosis Dec 30.2015. A rare tumour with cancer (can’t sir) was their finding in my right lung obtructing a wind pipe,causing a partially collapsed lung. I told Jesus. He said ‘Hold on’! Death came near, very close.
Many visits to several hospitals and specialists and surgeons in Barrie and Toronto followed. Finally it was my decision. Do or die. I hoped for Jesus to show up and show His power to heal. I attended a couple of faith healing meetings where the preacher had 3 bouts of cancer and the Lord healed him of 2 of them, but the third required surgery.I came away knowing that the Lord had a surgeon for me.
Surgery was the only option as chemo and radiation had no power over this tumour that had grown into my windpipe and was cutting off the air to my right lung so much so that the upper lobe collapsed.
On April 14,2016 that part of my right lung was removed along with a piece of my windpipe that held the tumour, as well as some lymph nodes.
All was well and Corey, Murv my husband and Casey and Marianne saw me through it and after 3 months I am able to handle the pain.Much prayer from many sources was offered for me also.
Jesus was there for me,as were my family,especially my favorite daughter-in-law Marianne and my son Casey.They called daily after I came home,visited often and gave so much of their time and attention. I called on Jesus many times out of my pain. I also marvelled at the quick responses of the many doctors involved from many countries of this old world. Different shades,languages and religions, but very in tune to my plight.
As a christian I was very tempted to resign myself to my fate and leave this life through the cancer exit to enter a glorious place I had heard about since childhood. I reasoned that if God had not healed me, who was I to expect the medical community to do it.
‘Death was just a part of life’ my husband always said. But as I lay suffocating 24 hours a day, I realized that if it was a rotten tooth, I would have it removed. A very special young doctor in Barrie would not hear of me giving up and sent me to Toronto. The third surgeon we met at the Toronto General Hospital was very convincing and fully confident that he could do this procedure for me. So Dr.Cypel, true to his word was successful.
It has been 9 months now since surgery and several scans, xrays and bronchoscopies to date.I am getting better each week with my good husband supporting me constantly.Marriage works.Prayer is key to getting through. Appreciation for the medical staff in place for patients grows in us as a family.
It is just over a year and a half since I left that evil tumour in the keeping of research. I have not heard of any findings to date.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a new blood test finding that I have to see a specialist about. One of my 7 sisters has that same condition. It is a need of more thyroxin but must be monitored by said specialist. Hopefully that will bring my energy level up. Update; April 2018 and specialist says that there is no ‘standard’, accepted help for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis but the thyroxin I am on needs to be doubled gradually. By Jesus’ stripes I am healed definitely applies here. amen. I have released 15 fat pounds to date. HalleluYah!
Jesus is healing me day by day and time is on my side once again. I can trust Him to care for me until my last days here. The weight gain through all of this has been a concern and as I heal more I can concentrate on ridding this sweet body of the excess 77 lbs. A fatty liver condition will hopefully be eliminated by the PAI diet I use. Update; Oct.2,2018 My weight is down another 10 lbs. and the Hashimotos number has dropped with the prayers and meds working together. My strength is returning as I celebrated my 70th birthday happily thankful for our Lord Jesus helping me to hold on. I am breathing at 80% again.My blood pressure is almost normal.
We have had a lot of stress in these few years with family deaths, young and old,separations,church splits,a grandaughter working way far north in Nunavit,a forest fire in French River close to many of our families,wells dry, and sicknesses in several of our children and grandkids. We just keep holding on to Jesus and walking daily in faith believing for a great revival in Canada. If you are suffering similar things too just take it one day at a time and be thankful to be getting through together. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers us out of them all.Amen!