Coping with cancer/Hoping in Christ (Part 5)

Update #5 (MRI result & scheduled surgery) August 22, 2016

Hello Friends and Family,

What an amazing weekend. God’s presence is truly evident in this journey and I am so grateful for the love that surrounds me. Thank you to all who have shown incredible support through your prayers, donations, messages, etc.

Here’s the latest info…

  • The MRI on Friday revealed a clear separation between the tumor area and the uterus. That means no emergency hysterectomy.. YAY!
  • There are still uncertainties regarding the lymph nodes surrounding the tumor area. We won’t know until after the surgery & biopsy, if I will need chemo/radiation or not.
  • Surgery is scheduled for Monday, August 29th and I will officially be out of work for a couple months in recovery.
  • Please continue to pray that the surgery is successful in removing any and all cancerous areas and that I wake up with no colostomy bag!
  • And continuous prayers for my daughters as they start school and try to carry on with all that is going on. And for my husband, who has been an amazing support, to continue to walk in God’s strength.

God is revealing His deep love for me through this trial, in unbelievable ways. I know there is still a long road ahead of me, but I am so encouraged and my faith in God & HIS faithfulness has deepened. I will most likely use my recovery time at home, to blog this journey in greater detail, but for now, I will say that HIS fingerprints all over this. Many might ask how a loving God allows things like this to happen. Not once, have I felt the need to ask this. Instead, I feel honored and blessed that He chose me to represent His faithfulness, His mercy, His compassion, His goodness and His great LOVE, through this difficult time. He is a good, good Father…that’s who He is. (Listen to the Chris Tomlin song…

In closing, I want to share what my sister did for me yesterday. She had a fundraiser at the new Seed Faith Gardens at her store in Solana Beach. I was so touch by all who volunteered, set up, planted, created arrangements, donated succulents & recycled containers and generously supported with your purchase. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!


Also, we had a close friend donate 6Nights/7Days in his BIG BEAR, CA vacation rental. It is still being auctioned off until August 31st. See the links below.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support!

Much love & gratitude,



About dbythesea

It is my hope and prayer that I can make a difference in the lives I touch and that I will live a life of faith that brings glory to God. "Walk on Water" is my journey of reckless abandonment to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To God be the Glory!
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2 Responses to Coping with cancer/Hoping in Christ (Part 5)

  1. Susan Benedict says:

    Hi Danielle, this is Susan. We once spent time together in our single days about 10 years ago. I use to live in PB and now in Encinitas for 8 years. I know we lost touch thru various circumstances. I saw your blog on a mutual FB friends post and wanted to reach out. I am sorry to read about your illness and will keep you in prayer. Your abandonment to the Lord is very hopeful and inspirational. I am sure you are touching others thru this as you have me. I am going through some things right now waiting to find out. It certainly is fearful. Hope you and your family are blessed with healing.

    • dbythesea says:

      Hi Susan! Yes, I remember you. Please feel free to private message me on Facebook. I would love to reconnect and pray with you about whatever you are going through. God is faithful to walk with us through the fire.

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