Holding on to God's Promise ❤️
Last updated: July 2021
I am 46 years old, a mother of 3 and I also have 3 stepchildren. I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma on February 25th of 2021. I had had serious back pain and was not able to walk. I thought it was Sciatica since I was diagnosed with that some 8 years prior. I did not imagine this in a million years. I am guilty of not going to the doctor for annual checkups, because I was too caught up in life’s other responsibilities, what a mistake on my behalf.
God saved me
I spent 27 days in the hospital, received 2 blood transfusions, 4 MRIs, a bone marrow biopsy, and 2 infusions for severe anemia and countless other tests. I was certainly near death, but I am so much better, God saved me and my purpose is yet to be revealed.
I am nervous, anxious, depressed, and extremely scared sometimes, but I have a wonderful support system of family, and close friends. Currently, I am on weekly shots of Velcade and Revlimid. I seem to be doing ok with treatments and I have 2 weeks left in my 4th round not achieving remission yet. I am a candidate for stem cell transplant now, so I will begin that process in 2-3 weeks. I would love to hear of anyone’s experience with stem cell transplant and recovery.
I want to live
I’m a believer in God and his promise to restore. We all are human and go to dark places with cancer, some days are really rough, my hair is thinning and coming out in some places, and I recently have not been eating too well, but that’s why I’ve decided to be strong in mind and reach out for help. I would love to talk to this community, you all seem like real fighters. I want to live and I want you to live too!
I still have an 8-year-old to raise and a husband who is not ready to live without me. I’ve asked and prayed to the Lord for this request for myself and to heal everyone in this community who has battled and those still fighting for the remission of cancer in the name of Jesus because he is able.
I pray for every one of you every day and the special doctors who chose to treat us. I also pray that the researchers find a cure for blood cancers because nothing is impossible with God’s help. Stay strong everyone and do not give up hope. I self-talk these words daily even when I doubt them.
What blood cancer were you diagnosed with?
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