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tall floridian
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Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and I was thinking where I was just 12 months ago on Easter Sunday. I was home on a 4 hour pass from medical rehab to celebrate Easter with my family. I was in a wheelchair, had a walker close by and had to be helped to the dinner table. Tomorrow I will be with no wheelchair or walker - have gone shopping and bought a large chicken and all the fixings for a wonderful family celebration meal. I will be cooking and greeting my family and thanking God and my oncologist for a new lease on life. Why am I sharing this with you may you ask? It's to let you know that the monster that tried to take my life away (the big C) will not and cannot win. I am now in remission from 4th stage lymphoma-living a pretty much normal life- hair all about back to normal- strength back, and an attitude of graditude to God and all that helped me through a very rough 18 months. You can fight the same fight and be victorious as I am- remain positive and take each day one day at a time- trusting God and your doctor to see your life become new again. Do you see the picture of my little grandaughter in my posts? She came to my hospital bed when I was in the worst possible medical condition and touched my hand. I made a pact with God that I would like to see her grow up if He would help me overcome the cancer in my body. He has done just that and I stand before you a man who has prayed and seen his prayers answered. Please know that God answers prayers and we must do our parts too-following our doctor's orders to see that hope for our lives. May God bless you all this Easter and always. Hugs all around - Steve

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jimwins
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Joined: Aug 2011

Thank you Steve for the wonderful sharing. Hugs back, buddy and big hugs to your cutie grandbaby.  

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COBRA666
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Steve,

  I have been in remission for 2 1/2 years. I remember when I was going thru R-CVP I went out to help unload groceries from the truck. I picked up a 30 lb. bag of dog food and it felt like 200 lbs. I could not pick up anything more than 20 lbs and even that was a chore for me. It takes a while to get the strength back thats for sure.  John

HAPPY EASTER !!!!!!!!Laughing

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tall floridian
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Joined: Dec 2011

Thank you guys- a happy Easter and awesome health is my prayer for you both - GBY-today and always- Steve

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anliperez915
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Joined: Sep 2011

Hi Steve,

Very touching...thank you for sharing your story! Happy Easter (((HUGE HUGS)))

Sincerely,

Liz

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Rocquie
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Joined: Mar 2013

Your message is very inspiring and encouraging. Thank you for sharing. I'm not as far along in my recovery as you are but stories like yours give me a lot of hope. I hope you had a great Easter with your family yesterday.

Rocquie

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tall floridian
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Joined: Dec 2011

Thank you Rocquie - Easter was a glorious day in my home yesterday- A year ago I didn't have much hope for the future but my faith and trust in God pulled me through and here I stand a new man with a new hope. Blessings and healing is my prayer for you too. Hugs - Steve

po18guy
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Joined: Nov 2011

I attribute my existence to the prayers that rose on my behalf. Doctor, not a religious man, has called my case "a miracle to be watched." That is good enough for me. Yet, I was losing my life, grasping it ever tighter as I got worse. When I let go, and trusted God with it, He gave it back to me. He was waiting for me to simply trust Him. Easy to do? No! But, extremely rewarding. Happy Easter - death is defeated!  

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tall floridian
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Po18guy thanks for your post - yes we serve a God of miracles - death was defeated on the cross where love was stronger than nails. May He continue blessing and healing you as your trust him more and more. Steve

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onlytoday
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Steve,

Thank you for sharing your story!  Wow - a powerful one for sure!!  God is in control of all of this and it is good to be reminded of that! Your post came at a great time for me when I need to let it go- and know that God has this!  :) 

May you be blessed with continued Remission and many joyous years with your beautiful grand daughter!

 

Hugs,

Donna

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tall floridian
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Joined: Dec 2011

Thank you Donna - when we let go and let God - He provides the miracles - If you could have seen me a year and a half ago when I was close to death with a nasty staph infection in the hospital and then finding out I had cancer 4th stage- I thought my life was over-but God had other plans and today I am almost back to normal- driving again- able to shop by myself and making doctor appointments too. A true God miracle. Hugs to you and awesome health is my prayer for you.  Steve

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