A New Year
I want to apologize for being missing for so long! I've just been enjoying life and been busy with my family.
I owe all of you an update on my ferritin levels after faithfully drinking the Essiac Tea. I'm sad to say after six months, my levels did not improve. So, I really don't know what lowered my ferritin two years ago.
While I got my blood work done for my ferritin levels, I also got a lot of tests done in regards to my kidneys by order of my doctor. Turns out my kidneys have worsened; although, I'm still at Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. This explains why my ferritin is not improving. If you recall, kidney disease causes high ferritin. So now I'm working on improving my kidneys. My kidney problems are all because of the traditional cancer treatments I had (that failed) of chemo and radiation. Another side-effect of all that poison. SIGH
In the meantime, I'm not really worried about any of this. God has my days numbered, and I just pray that He'll allow me to be of use to Him while I'm here on earth, and as soon as I'm useless and a burden, I trust He'll take me into His heavenly arms and I'll be able to put the fleshly problems behind me. This means, I'm taking my oncologist's advice (believe it or not) and LIVING MY LIFE.
God is GOOD, no matter what happens, and if more people could truly KNOW HIM, they'd want Him too!
6 Seek the LORD while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the LORD,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
12 “For you will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
13 “Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up,
And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up,
And it will be a memorial to the LORD,
For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.”
'Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.'
On November 1, 2010, I was diagnosed with Stage Four Non-Hodgkins T-cell Lymphoma when my oncologist found a tumor in my head. He gave me radiation for this tumor, which continued to light up on all the PET scans for the rest of my treatments, but the growth had stopped. Within a year-and-a-half I was given eight rounds of chemo (including 22-hour bags and other numerous amounts of smaller injections of chemo that are innumerable—nearly bleeding to death twice), 35 treatments of radiation, a stem-cell transplant (which included "enough chemo to kill a healthy person"—my oncologist liked to say—along with full-body radiation), and numerous amounts of drugs and one magnesium vitamin.