Mar 06, 2009 - 5:54 am
I had a 1-inch tumor on my left kidney that was removed on 2-18-09. I was told they caught it very early and that I have an excellent chance to never have cancer again since it was so small and had not pread within the kidney. I probably will lose my job out of this, and it was a very nice job in Iraq, but at least I get reasonable disability for about six months if necessary. More important, I realized I need to live for Christ rather than waste my life with vain desires and selfish interests. Last Saturday, I led my youngest daughter to Christ and confirmed my other daughter had already received Christ with the help of my mother and stepfather. My son was already saved as a boy so I am very happy now. Kidney cancer was responsible for my reconnection to Christ in every way rather than pushing him to the the periphery of my life as I had been doing. If I live another forty years they will be infinitely more productive than the last thanks to this experience. I never felt so mortal even after serving multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Every day feels like a blessing now and I take nothing for granted.
God Bless you all and I pray for your swift recovery. No matter what happens, I pray for God's peace and grace to touch your lives even in the midst of tragedy like kideny cancer.