“Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, ‘This is what the LORD God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will heal youI will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria…Then Isaiah said, “Bring a lump of pressed figs.” So they brought it and applied it to his infected skin, and he recovered.” – 2 Kings 20:4-7

 

King Hezekiah was sick. He was going to die. He had an enemy army coming to capture his city, and he was out of options. But through the fear, pain, and anguish, he faithfully turned to God.

And God not only told Hezekiah He was going to heal him, but He also gave the king the tools to do so — in this particular case, using figs to heal whatever the wound was that Hezekiah had, which could definitely be cancer since figs are very high in cancer-fighting properties!

I find myself once again searching for options better than what my current surgical oncologist is pressing to do; preventative, invasive reconstructive surgery followed by multiple rounds of radiation. Because I’m “young” and still have my “whole life to live”…as if there would be much quality of life after losing yet another half of my tongue, enduring that hellish surgery for the second time (and this time, so much worse), and recovering mentality, physically, spiritually…

No, thank you.

I have so much support right now, and I’m at peace with saying “no” to that route. I know, especially with a tumor SO SMALL and with ZERO SPREAD that there are better ways to treat my body. I’m already seeing HUGE improvement being aggressive with holistic and alternative treatments, and I’m meeting with more doctors next week for second opinions.

Yes, healing naturally takes a little longer than surgery and radiation/other drugs, but that doesn’t make it any less valid!

If you are a cancer patient, your fight only seems valid if you’re following conventional protocols. If you decide to swim upstream, look for other options, and treat your illness in less-conventional ways, it’s as though you must not actually be sick. You must be crazy. You must have a death-wish. You don’t take your health seriously.

I look forward to a world where that isn’t the case. Where doctors really get to know their patients before they keep doing the same things over and over and expecting different outcomes. When you can explain to family members that you’re making an educated decision about your health, and there’s no question, because it’s widely accepted (and covered by insurance…) that there are more options available to fighting disease and healing the body than cutting, burning, and poisoning.

I may not have a definitive answer yet from the oncology standpoint but I’m also DOING ALL I CAN to heal my body. I’m up early every morning and in the oxygen chamber before work, and then back in the chamber after work. I’m diligent about my plant-based diet (and my sister keeps me in line with that, haha. I am so thankful for her support and cooking skills!), using essential oils, supplements around the clock, and SO MUCH PRAYER AND MEDITATION on God’s Word. His voice is the only one I need to listen to.

This is just the season of life I’m in. Healing, getting to the root of the problem so it doesn’t resurface again, and learning to trust my God-given intuition. Fighting like the warrior I know I am because I’m a daughter of the Most High King, and my inheritance is not of this world.

Above all, I’m trusting my God. He does things in His own time, and in His own way, but I know that ultimately my life is in His hands. And He will guide me to the next place of promise.

Thank you to each and every one of you who are praying and storming the gates of heaven on my behalf. I feel surrounded by such strength, and I know that whatever happens is for God’s glory and my good.

More updates to come…