Many of you have been praying for my dear friend Keisha and visiting her blog. I received this wonderful e-mail from her today and wanted to share.
I don’t even know where to begin. Last week, I found out on Thursday that I am in remission. Those were not words that I was expecting to hear, but God is so faithful and He exceeded any expectations we had for the day (what a funny thing that I am still surprised by that). But, it was a day to celebrate none the less. So, after 6 chemo treatments and 17 days of radiation, I’m done (for now). I am in an “observation time” meaning that I will go back to the doctor in three weeks and then the first week of October, I will have a PET scan run to make sure that what the doctor saw last week on my CT scan is still true. Everything has shrunk from 5 and 7 centimeters down to ½ in. So, we were excited about that.
So, now I wait. Not in a bad way, I can go back and do whatever. He said I can do anything I feel like doing, which means I will be prowling around Texas and Arkansas for the next two months, chatting with Seniors in high school about this amazing college I know about! And, I will be hitting the American Idol tour in Bossier City and anything else that comes to mind.
But, God has been so good. This journey could have lasted so much longer and I could have been so much worse. Cancer is a serious thing, but I am so grateful for the advances in medicine and all that researchers are doing daily to help find a cure. Just last night as I was coming down I-30, I saw a billboard and all it said on it was “Pray for a Cure for Cancer”. This has definitely taught me a lot about being more observant to things around me and has opened doors to a whole new set of people that I can relate to. From the beginning of this journey, I knew that God had a special purpose for this. While I still haven’t discovered what or how or where or when, I am fervently praying for his guidance. I know He’s got something cookin!
So, thank you for your prayers for me, my family, my staff and those treating me. God has answered and He has been so faithful to me, even at times when I fully did not deserve it. The coming months will be a new journey for me. Redefining “normal” will be difficult and at most confusing. I am already experiencing that, but He who began a good work will be faithful to complete it and of that I am confident.
I am so blessed! Thank you for being so interested in this journey (and for reading this far). I am looking forward to the days ahead that are cancer and treatment free!!!
Thank you for your prayers. Love you Keish!