Family and Friends,
I have some bad news. I was just diagnosed with colon cancer. I’m in the process of many tests to determine its stage and my treatment plan. There’s a lot I don’t know yet, but with every bit of new information, it is my goal to write it down once and then let my immediate family share the information with you. It is very overwhelming, especially after losing my Mom recently to cancer, I have not had sufficient time to grieve and recover emotionally. Sometimes life is like a speeding roller coaster that offers no time to process anything around me. This is one of those times, where all I can do is buckle up with the power of the Holy Spirit living in me and hold on tight to Jesus and His promises.
Here’s what I know so far…
I have a 2 inch cancerous tumor in my descending colon. I’m having a cat scan done today to determine the stage. I may have other cancerous areas, as a test revealed cancer fragments in 4 other polyps that were removed as well. Once I know the results of this scan, I will have a better idea of my treatment plan, which will most likely include radiation, chemo and surgery to remove a large part of my colon.
Obviously, this is going to affect my work, my family and my emotions. But let me assure you, I will not allow this to affect my faith, which is rooted in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who sits on the throne of my life. All that I am and ever hope to be is in His hands.
Here’s what I’m asking from you…
To my clients: I will continue to work and do the best I can to be there for you for as long as I am able. However, there may be sudden changes I’ll need to make in scheduling. I have asked Rebeca (the other hairstylist at Akua) to be available to you if I cannot. She is ready to help.
To everyone: Please pray for the following…
Please pray for my girls, Elle and Emma…they are scared.
Please pray for my husband, Aaron…to have the strength to bear the load and remain strong for our family.
Please pray for all of my family to trust God, not question “why” and know that He has a purpose in all of this.
Please pray for me… that I continue to draw strength from God and stay focused on Him and not my circumstances; To know His purpose, His peace, His strength, His comfort and His infinite love for me, no matter what happens.
Thank you so much for your love, support and your prayers. I will try to post updates on my blog site (https://dbythesea.wordpress.com/wow/) and/or my Facebook page.
I love you all dearly!