November is stomach cancer awareness month. You may be as surprised as I was to learn stomach cancer is the fifth most common cancer type in the world. Who knew?
I had a lot of people wonder why I’d take the radical option to remove my stomach when my 88 biopsies came back clean.
To be honest, I questioned my decision up until they put me under anesthesia. Then, because of how challenging the recovery has been, I wondered for weeks if I had made the right call. If CDH1 impacts 90%, what if I was part of the 10%? What if I changed my entire life for no reason?
At my one month check-in, Dr. Davis told me the pathology results showed there were several spots of stage 1A cancer. Just like that, all the what if’s disappeared. When I received a copy of the pathology report, I saw there were in fact twelve spots of cancer. Twelve.
In my deepest gratitude, I thank God for giving the doctors the wisdom, knowledge, and talent to perform this complex surgery.
I am grateful for being saved. I am humbled that I have a future.
HDGC has a 90% chance of growth with a 5% survival rate. I went to extreme measures to guarantee the foreign cells inside me couldn’t kill me.
In the same way, sin has a 100% chance of growth with a 0% survival rate. Being set free from it’s death sentence is easier than chemo, radiation, or organ removal. It’s as easy as trusting Jesus.
I want to tell you this: there is hope. There is a future. There is an abundant life.
We are all going to spend eternity somewhere, I hope you’ll choose to spend it with Jesus.
There’s a 0% chance you’ll regret it.