My Traveling Companions

By February 1, 2012Cancer & Faith

This update is from Cindy Hamilton as she shares her breast cancer journey with our readers.

So, who goes with me on this journey? I am so blessed to have an amazing, strong husband of almost 42 years who loves me “through sickness and in health.” He is sweet and kind, solicitous when needed, and backs away when he knows that I just need to be alone. We are also blessed with three children who are strong in their Christian faith and love their mama……what can I say? And then there are our seven “grand” children, 10, 8, 6,6,6, 3, and 3. Their precious smiles, hugs, and kisses are what I live for. My heart’s desire is to see them all graduate from high school and college, and walk down the aisle in their weddings. Of course, there are my friends—dear, sweet, Christian sisters who bring me casseroles, pies to fatten me up, chicken salad, cute “Life is Good” hat and T-shirt, Subway sandwiches, send me cards and flowers, cry and laugh with me, pray for me, plan trips when I feel better, and help me decorate my shelves! I have also had calls from the brave survivors, giving me encouragement and strength that I can beat it too! Our church and pastor fills our spiritual souls with prayer, beautiful praise music, sound teaching, and the belief that healing is in the future. Added to all of this are my Facebook friends, the sisters at Womens Bible Café and other sisters that I have met through their beautiful and inspiring blogs. And I can’t leave out my constant companions, Max and Ruby, my darling doxies; looking into their beautiful eyes just warms me to my toes! Like the sweet song by Jamie Grace, I am “Not Alone”.

My husband and I met my doctor last week. I prayed that God would give me a doctor who cared………and He did! She carefully and unhurriedly explained the process of chemo with its possible side effects and assured me that she would do everything that she could do to help me survive chemo (or as my dear friend Ruth calls it—the healing drip into my body). She went out of her way to order one last test so that I could begin chemo a week ago Wednesday. The fight has begun.

Cindy

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  • Jenn says:

    You have an amazingly beautiful support system! May God bless you and give your family the strength to wisdom to help you on this journey. The battle belongs to the LORD!

  • Vicci Mauldin says:

    Praying for you on your journey with Jesus. There is something else you might want to look into and it is something I really have benefited from. In Mayo they are starting to institute massages for their cancer patients. Since my husband’s death, for the last three months, I have been getting a 30 minute massage for the last three months. My body was sooo tight and worn out. He used ultrasound on me to get rid of my vertigo and now and I trying to get rid of the anxiety attacks and muscle spasms and he has helped in that area too along with our primary care doctor. Massage therapy has a lot of benefits to it. I cannot speak enough good about it. You might want to talk with your doctor about it. Search the internet too. There is a lot of good information out there about massage. Just a suggestion. I love your dogs. They will bring a lot of comfort to you as will your family and friends. I see from your post above your journey in experiencing Jesus in a different way has already begun and I am so happy for you. Not about the illness, but the love of Jesus you are experiencing. Hugs!! Vicci 🙂

  • Sue Alice says:

    I am praying for you as the journey goes on. God will see you though this with grace. You are a daughter of a King. Blessing to yours and you.

  • Kelly says:

    I am praying for you as you take this journey.

  • Sally says:

    I pray that God’s peace be with you always.

  • Susan says:

    Praying that God gives you a special blessing today! and the ability to rest on this journey

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