Thursday, June 12, 2008

WE DID IT!

It is only by the grace from God and the love and prayers from you that I am elated to tell you that my cancer is gone. Yes, GONE!!!! The PET scan says "Resolution within the sternum and neck consistent with positive response to therapy by the patient's known breast cancer." My prayers were always directed at the cancer to respond to the chemo and perhaps shrink the amount of cells involved, but never did I expect total resolution this quickly. After a bit of negotiation with the doctor,the next step is to complete one more round of chemo (equal to three more weeks), then maintain treatment with oral medications to combat estrogens in my body.

It is because of the deep faith and love you all have given to me and my family that has held us up and God has heard you and has healed me. Before I received the results of the scan, I began a pity fit for my self. I glanced over at my wedding picture and began to cry. Hal had no idea what he was getting himself into that's for sure. For better for worst for richer and poorer in sickness and in health. Here I was bald and sick and on the verge of having a good cry but I felt something in me say don't go there, get up, I will help you. As I got my shower ready the phone rang.It was my nurse telling me to break open the wine. The scans were clear. Obviously that something in me was Jesus. He has always been with me and will continue to hold me up as my life will always be a continuous roller coaster, always waiting for the next result of a scan, always uncertain of what's to come. My life really is no different from anyone else's though. Aren't we all on some sort of roller coaster? Don't we all have crosses to carry? I guess that's why I share with you my cross. My hope is that I can help someone else find Christ and see the greatness that he does for us everyday. Not just the big things like heal us from deadly diseases but even things like fear uncertainty or depression. Get down on your knees and ask Him to help you.
Not only have I heard Him, I have seen Him through all of you. When you come to clean my house deliver a meal or see me out and about and give me a hug. When you show up at my door and take my kids for a few hours so I can rest or take the time to pray for me, that's Christ in you.
Thank you for letting Him in and doing His work. Thank you for your unselfish desire to always be there for the Schierts family. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!! God is good, and prayer works!!! Love you so! Kristen

Lynne said...

Hey Ann and Schierts Family!! Greetings from Michigan! I am so excited after reading the FANTASTIC news!! I can't wait for Dan to get home and share it with him! You are so amazing Ann, I love reading your blog cuz you always lift me up even when I feel like I should be lifting you up!! God has lots of work left for you to do...that is obvious, we are blessed to have you and many people will benefit from your wisdom and your faith!! Love you and our prayers will continue for you to never have to deal with that C word again!!! Hugs to Hal and girls and a super big one for you!!

Julie Mayfield said...

Praise be to God!!! As always, your blog leaves me in tears - but this time tears of shear joy and happiness for you! My prayers will continue. You are an amazing person. Thank you for sharing this journey with us and thank you for all your inspirational words. Your faith deepened so many others faith! What a blessing you and your family are to all of us! I am so happy for you. Let the good times roll!!
Julie

Kristen said...

Kathy Dunn called me to share the news and I was in tears the moment the words left her mouth. This is such good news. We will continue our prayers for you and your family as well and for the wonderful people in this community who have lifted you up in prayer as well. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Great news for you and your family, and selfishly speaking, for all of us too! Thanks for sharing your journey with us and I'm thrilled that the outcome is good. Enjoy that wine because if anyone deserves it, it's YOU! All my best to you, Hal and the girls ~ Anna

Jan said...

Ann I just wanted to tell you congratulations on your wonderful news. I have kept updated through Leighann (my daughter-in-law) on your progress. You have alot of wonderful close friends, family, and people that you don't know very well out here that have been praying for you and will continue to do so. I'm so thrilled for you and your family, you have two darling daughters and a wonderful supportive husband.
Jan

Aunt Sue said...

God is good and you are God's special child. What a great group of friends and family you have.

Sue C
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