I joined Kevin at his dermatologist appointment yesterday. Everything looked good, and because his melanoma was Stage 2A there wasn’t really a need to do further testing, just “keep an eye on his skin” basically. However, when talking about his history (and the fact that he smoked years back) the doctor said they “could” do a chest X-ray. I immediately pushed for it. I think you know where this post is going.
Google is great. You can find anything and everything and learn things you really don’t want to, like for instance the fact that about 40% of nodules are cancerous and that it must be less than about an inch and a half in size because if it was more than that they’d call it a “mass.” I discovered because of his age that “chances” just went up to 50%. Add in the fact that he smoked for around 25 years AND that he worked with asbestos when he was younger and, well, you get the picture.
I can’t fathom what people do who don’t know Jesus. I am concerned, but I know that God’s got this and we’ll take it one day at a time. I refuse to “borrow trouble” and choose to trust instead. This is where the rubber meets the road and you get to discover what your faith is really made of. There will be bumps along the way and I know challenges will come, but both of us want to hear “well done” when we stand before God. We’re not on this earth to just enjoy ourselves and do what we want. This is training for battle, and I believe a chance for promotion for both of us. Those who overcome have an authority to walk in that which they overcame. Thank you, Jesus, that you overcame everything, including death, and that we are in blood covenant with You! You died to make us whole and heal all our diseases, and we are trusting You through this. I’m so thankful that You know the end from the beginning and we fix our eyes on You, the author and finisher of our faith and of our healing. May our lives bring you the glory you so richly deserve!