Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Verses of promise

Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. Psalm 71:20-21
Norm and I were talking about the cancer again this morning and how I need to fight this. As I opened my Bible this morning for my devotions, I opened right to the verses above. I've been thinking about starting a section of verses of promise on here but it would get so long so maybe I will have to cruise the internet and find something to accomidate me.
A friend sent me a link to a story of a freind she knew. It brought tears to my eyes. It's a survivor story of a woman who had it worse than I and made it through. It's amazing how going through something like this just changes you look at things, how much you have, just everything. Here is her story.....
Here are also links to Ovarian Cancer Associations.
I would like to raise awareness of this disease. Often Ovarian cancer does not have any symptoms until it has progressed to a high stage. If you have any symptoms that I have listed to the right, especially of IBS, please run to your doctor and insist upon at least an ultrasound for your peace of mind. They just wrote my symptoms off as this or that and just told me to take fiber pills and I wish so badly that I had inisted they check it out. They might have been able to find it earlier and get it before it had progressed to far. As I was reading over my latest oncology report I received yesterday I thought how in the world did Icarry this monster and not realize it. No wonder I could not lose weight! Till they removed it, it was basically the size of an oversized newborn. I took off twenty pounds in a matter of a week so you know it had to be huge. I don't care how much your doctor is ready to commit you for "imagining" you have this disease or that disease....this disease is too silent and deadly to ignore. Run, don't walk!

1 comment:

marykay said...

Denise, this is an awesome post. I loved how you shared your experience and the symptoms. Your story should be shared so that you can educate others. I also read it very carefully. It's so scary Denise and I thank you for sharing yourself to all of us. You are wonderful.