On Friday, March 2nd I received a call from my Urologist with the results of the biopsy of my prostate. He told me that 50% of the 12 core samples taken had cancer cells. I have prostate cancer.
Today I visit with this Urologist to learn more specifics and to learn about what my next steps need to be. Wow! I am sure glad that I have God in my life to guide me and give me strength and courage.
When I last visited with the doctor to have the biopsy performed, he asked me what my profession was. I had brought into the office the book I was currently reading- Faith, Health and God, by Jeff Levin. I shared with him that I am most passionate about the faith and health connection and of my work in that arena. He shared his insights on how his patients that have a strong faith were more resilient and handled the battle with cancer in a stronger way. Now I will have an opportunity to experience this journey personally.
I know I will be strong with God’s help and I hope that God will be glorified in all the circumstances surrounding this personal journey. It’s something… my motivation to teach others about the faith and health connection has primarily come from my experiences, knowledge and education with a health promotion perspective. Now I will have first hand experience as to how God works in the life of someone who trusts and believes in His healing power.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28