I've been missing in action, lately. For those who do not know, my husband has been in the hospital for the past two weeks. Cancer has been an unwelcome visitor to our family over the past few years. It isn't selective as far as age or gender. Yes, it does seem to attack those who have used tobacco products more than those who have not, but even here, it isn't particular.
I have always believed that if you smoked, cancer would only attack the lungs, throat, or mouth, but not so. My sister's cancer (caused by smoking; per her doctors) attacked her uterus and spread to her bladder. As with many of our family members who lost their battle, my sister lost her battle in April this year. So in June, when my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, all I could see was one more person I loved would leave my life.
In my husband's case, God has listened to my prayers and given us a reprieve. Ed has lost the upper right lobe of his lung, but the lymph glands were spared and the suspicious spot in his colon was diagnosed cancer free.
I am writing this from the day room at the Atlanta VA hospital. We're hoping Ed will be released today or tomorrow (Update: The doctor said at least two more days). Hopefully I can get back to my regular blog very soon. Until then, remember, Christians are very lucky... we believe in and often receive miracles.
Hugs. And may God bless you as much as he has us!