April 8, 2011April 8th, 2011 at 10:30 pm by Deanna Dewberry under Deanna's Journey
And now we wait again. My lymph node biopsies revealed that the cancer has not spread, but we’re still waiting to learn whether the small mass in my right breast was cancer that was resistant to the chemotherapy agents we’d used for months to try to kill it, or was just dead tissue – the body of Fred the tumor now rendered harmless by the chemo.
I was told that I’d get a report back within 48 hours, but I’ve been told nothing yet. And it’s the waiting – the excruciatingly hard waiting that makes cancer care so grueling. If the chemo annihilated Fred before surgery, the odds of my long-term survival increase tremendously. This is an important call. And I’m able to do little more than wait.
But God gives us power while we wait. He reminds us that “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up on wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.”
And so it is. I’m waiting patiently on the Lord, trusting, believing, hoping, praying that His strength will carry us through whatever awaits us on this journey.