About a year ago, I had noticed a lump on my breast. I monitored it for a few months, and when it did not go away, I went to the GP to have it checked. I had an ultrasound done, and we were told that it was probably just mastitis (an inflammation in the breast, that can manifest in a lump), so we were not that worried. I was given antibiotics for it, but the GP still referred me to the Breast Clinic, to be sure. A month ago, I got my schedule for the Clinic. I went for a check up, with the assumption that I would be sent home right away. But then after a few tests and procedures were done, I was diagnosed with a malignant tumour.
It came as quite a shock, and one of the first thoughts that I had was, “Lord, do you remember? I can’t get sick. My kids are too young, and Isia has special needs. Please Lord.” I struggled with this for a while, but God kept reminding us that He is in control. He knows us more than we know ourselves. And He loves our children even more than we love them. He will take care of my girls, my husband, and He will take care of me. He is the only source of real peace. Philippines 4:4-7
Everything after that, moved quite quickly. On my next check up, before the doctor told us the results of the biopsy, he questioned us, why we were so calm. And we were able to share that we had faith that God was in control. We then found out that the tumour was noninvasive, so the cancer was not strong enough yet to spread. Praise God!
The tumour though was quite large, so I would need to have a mastectomy. And the surgeon agreed to save as much of my skin as possible. However, right before my surgery, as they were preparing me for the operation, a part of my skin had some discharge. Because of the discharge, the surgeon had to change his strategy. I will not forget the moment he paused and looked at me. Because he then said that God was telling us that we would have to remove that part. And praise God! Because a week later, after we got all the biopsy results from the mass, the skin, and the lymph nodes, the only part where the cancer had started to spread, was the part that had had some discharge and was removed. Because that part was taken out and the good results of the the other tests, my doctor has confirmed that I do not need any follow up radiotherapy, or follow up medication. Glory to God, our loving Father. Psalm 139