When writing my last post in October, I expected to be away for a little while. I never dreamed it would take this long for me to get back to you!
After doctor visits and testing, Multiple Sclerosis was confirmed the week after Thanksgiving. MS was a sobering diagnosis, but I viewed it as manageable. Life would go on, and I began following an autoimmune diet. But that’s not the end of the long trail of doctor visits and testing.
Three days before Christmas, a second diagnosis was official – non-small cell adenocarcinoma – lung cancer. It was a surprising occurrence, given the fact that I have no risk factors (like smoking or living with second-hand smoke). There is a wide range of treatment options available.
God brought peace as we were covered with prayer from friends and family, but peace didn’t come easy. It’s been another lesson of trust. Every anxious thought must be held captive. Our God is bigger than any fear!
If you are in a trial of any type, I hope this song ministers to you as much as it did for me.
We’ve experienced blessings from the Lord each day on our journey since October. Our Christmas wasn’t hurried or rushed. It was a blessing to relish family time in a way like never before. With a new perspective, it was one of our best Christmases yet!
As I look at the future of Curtain Queen Creates, I don’t plan to continue with even the sewing aspects. I am extremely sad to let go of this fulfilling thing that has consumed much of my life these past five years. (I’ve discovered that sickness x 2 can be a full-time job!) If there are recipes you’d like to add to your file, print them now. Over the next month or so, I expect to close this site. 😦
Embrace This Season (see today’s post) will continue as a place to write and reflect and share. I never expected to be embracing a cancer season (or MS, either), but I fully believe God has this new assignment for me. He may have a new ministry in mind. I hope you’ll join me at Embrace This Season. Cancer won’t be a main topic there, but “fifty and over” health will be discussed quite often. 🙂
You all have blessed my life so much these past years. I received far more from you than you received from me. What a blessing you have been, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!