Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My Cancer Checkup

Time to Check for Cancer
It's been two years and six months since my last colonoscopy. Time to check my progress at warding off cancer in my colon despite my genetic defect. I'm sitting at my laptop, sipping my warm veggie broth for lunch because today is Prep Day. Tomorrow is the scheduled "inspection."

Reality Check
I wanted you to know that despite my efforts with my diet, sleep, exercise and attitude over the past 2 1/2 years, I have concerns. I put up a good show, but I can't help feeling nervous about the whole thing. Not knowing. Of course after tomorrow, I'll know.

As this day approached, I got more antsy about the whole thing. It brings up how vulnerable I am as an imperfect human. Ultimately, I have to face that I'm are not getting out of this world alive. We all know this, but love to shove the thought aside.

Attitude Challenge
One of the important roots of good health I teach is attitude. Unfortunately there is plenty in life that can challenge a positive attitude. In my life, we have endured a very stressful 2 1/2 years. The economy has been unkind to us—as it has been to so many. Tomorrow's colonoscopy is made possible because my husband now has a good job following more than 2 years of unemployment or underemployment, which resulted in losing our home. The sad part? We are not alone… but that's a subject for another day.

At any rate, major stress surrounding my life has been something I've attempted to overcome. But I had plenty of periods of feeling hopeless. Yup! I did a lot of crying and yelling over these past years. Some directed at God—He's big enough to take it. But too often I felt that gnawing in my gut… you know… the little campfire that gets going. Most people call it an ulcer.

Okay! So there. I said it. I'm scared of what all the stress I've been under has done to my health.

Abundant Grace
Fortunately, we had lots of folks praying for us, which I'm certain kept us sane and oddly enough feeling at peace… despite the hopelessness. God's grace is abundant.

What I have realized, along with my husband, is that oftentimes God needs to break us to bring his grace to light.
“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.” ~Abraham Lincoln
This website came about because I wanted to share with the world that you can heal yourself of cancer—or any other disease for that matter. However… and that's a big however… there are plenty of things we can't control that affect us badly. Like toxins in the environment, losing a job, death in the family, accidents… add your own.

So if you're a praying person, I covet your prayers for a clear colon tomorrow. Thank you for listening. I'll let you know the outcome.


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