A sore and swollen lymph node, shown by an ultra sound, under my arm means that I will have to have surgery to remove it and it is the possibility that it is a symptom of Breast Cancer.
Being a 19 year survivor of Cancer, having been through the diagnosis and surgery routine six times in my life, I began to prepare myself for the worst.
Yesterday, we made a road trip to Duke to begin the testing and make plans. I was sure this couldn’t end well.
As I sat in the waiting room, my husband shared this verse with me:
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
If I spend the rest of my life in the hospital, he will be with me.
If I am rich and famous, he will be with me.
If I sin, if I cry out in misery, if I am afraid, he will be with me. Forever.
If I got good news or bad news, he is with me.
During the ultrasound, the doctor giggled a little and told me, “There is nothing wrong with your arm. Sometimes this particular muscle is mistaken for an infected lymph node. I’ve done this for 25 years. You simply have a sore muscle.”
Thank you Jesus! The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord. I will also praise him in the hard times, but I am pleased that at this moment to be praising him in a very great time!