“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14

 

A few weeks ago, I received another diagnosis.

The oral cancer has returned. The cells in my tongue have decided to turn malignant once again. Strange, because normally, oral cancers return within the first year or “you’re in the clear” medically speaking. I was currently going on three years.

In an effort to continue to be full disclosure, as much as I can be, I have been waiting to break this news on a large scale until I had more information. Per my surgeon, it’s a very early stage cancer from what they can see so far, but I still need to do a few more tests to determine what’s going on.

Through what I can only describe as the peace that passes all understanding, I actually feel settled right now.

If the past few years since the first diagnosis have taught me anything, it’s that our bodies are very powerful. That God has given us the tools to heal. That we can be empowered to make the right decision for ourselves. And sometimes, it takes years to undo the damage of disease. Even though I don’t have all the answers yet:

  • I’m doing oxygen therapy again at Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of Western NY
  • Added more supplements into my routine (including a mushroom tincture, fermented mushroom capsules, dietary aloe and Essiac tea)
  • A myriad of essential oils for support
  • Juicing, wheatgrass, and detoxifying teas
  • Meat, dairy, refined sugar, and processed foods are once again off the table (pun intended) and I’m focused on eating nutrient-dense and healing meals
  • Meeting with other doctors/specialists for more information

I saw a quote the other day that read, “Wellness is a process, not a state of being.” The absolute truth is that we are not the same person year after year, and that’s also true about our cells. Imbalances happen all the time — and it’s up to us to be intentional about our bodies and how we treat them!

I have no doubt that God is in control. There is power in the mighty name of Jesus. If anything, this current situation has made me press in harder to hear His voice and tune myself back into the natural healing process. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t frustrated or nervous that the cancer has returned, or that I’m not so ready to be done with this chapter of my life. But everything I learned last time can only propel me forward to make the best decision for myself. God’s got this. He is Jehovah Rapha; The Lord, Our Healer.

It sort of feels like I’ve laced up the boxing gloves once again and ducked under the rope into the ring. Bring it on. I’ve got a mean right hook…and the Creator of the Universe on my side. He keeps His promises, He’s always faithful, and He’s not finished with me yet.