Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Holding My Breath

As many of you know my husband has cancer. Its Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and it’s the type that won’t get fully healed by medical science, which leaves God room to work a true miracle. Tom had a PET Scan last week. During his last check up with the oncologist the doctor found a lump on his neck. He said he didn’t think it was anything, but wanted to make sure with the PET Scan.

Working in a doctor’s office I can obtain test results without any difficulty. I purposely didn’t last week because I was teaching on Friday and Saturday for the first time in over two years and if it was bad news…well let just say I didn’t want to know. But yesterday was another story and when I got the test results I was so relieved. It said that there was no evidence of recurrent lymphoma. This is really good news. The doctor confirmed that today.

I lay hands on him when I wake up in the morning and prayer for his healing. Often I pray and I hope that the Lord is listening. Today I was able to see answer to prayer come to fruition. We have a busy calendar filled with wonderful opportunities for Tom and chemo treatments at this time would have been so difficult for him.

I know that one day after one of these PET Scans the doctor is going to tell us, “I can’t believe it! It’s a miracle, the cancer is totally gone!” Amen! But until that glorious day arrives, I celebrate the news that it hasn’t spread. I’m holding my breath no more, but just living life as it comes…one day at a time.

Thank You Lord for Your faithfulness and for answering my prayers. Thank You Lord for a good report. Amen.

© Nadine Z. 2007

43 comments:

Ashley said...

Woo-hooo!!!! I am praising the Lord as I type!

Lala's world said...

wow you are so inspiring! so glad that the results were good and I agree with you that the result WILL come in saying it's 100% gone!

A Woman Who is: said...

Rejoicing with you both! Thanks for sharing the good report! You and Tom are such an inspiration as individuals, and as a couple, you rock.

Yokoso~ said...

I almost cried...I didn't know Tom had cancer or maybe I thought he use to...yikes, ya God does do miracles so I will pray too...thanks for praying for Josiah...and my Grandma who also has cancer...she actually has an operation on this Thursday to get her bladder sewn up as the Ovarian cancer broke into her bladder... :( But the good news IS that the tumor IS shrinking!

Dear Lord, be with Tom and Nadine right now, heal the stress and the cancer from them both...oh Lord...search their ways and know their hearts, Holy Spirit sweep through them and blow any hinderances away and give them a renewed life...Amen!

Shionge said...

Oh Nadine...so wonderful to hear this piece of good news from you :D

palmtreefanatic said...

Praise God! I am believeing in that total healing with you! Be strong God is doing something marvelous in your lives!

Donna said...

Hi Nadine,
Praying here for you and dh - I'm glad that this report was good news!

Amber said...

My heart goes out to you both and I'm so inspired by your faith! My husband had cancer and, too was promised a blessing of healing and that it would never come back.

It hasn't.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Oh Praise God, I have tears in my eays from reading your post, I didn't know Tom had cancer.
I will believe in his healing with you!
I mimic yokoso's prayer
Bless the both of you, celebrate the good news and Gods blessing.

eph2810 said...

Amen to His faithfulness. Wonderful news that it has not spread and Tom does not have to undergo chemo at this point in time.

Blessings to you and yours.

Dianna said...

Sweet! I am so happy for both of you. We are praying , too. I also am praying that you could be with him, wherever God takes him in this busy time. That would rock. Release!!!!!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Praise the Lord!

What a wonderful gift to share with your husband...it may be the best touch a wife can offer...the laying on of hands.....for his complete and total, miraculous healing!

Beautiful.

Diane

Art said...

Praising and praying!

Heather said...

That's great news!

Madison Richards said...

love you so much Na - so glad to hear the wonderful news!!

God is making you so much stronger through this - the Nadine you were always meant to be is coming pouring out - exploding into the atmosphere!! He truly works all things together for good!

Tom Zawacki said...

Hi Babe:

Thank you for helping me to endure the bad days and enjoy the good. Together will will keep going forward!

I love you!

Tom

Karolee said...

God is so good and gracious. I'm rejoicing in your good news. Thank you for sharing. And thank you for taking time to pray for my daughter in the midst of all your suffering. God bless both you and Tom.

Theresa said...

God is so good. How wonderful.

I'm speechless. Awesome!

Jill said...

Oh, Nadine. That is wonderful news. God is so good. You are inspirational in your faith.

Anonymous said...

I fell so silly, so self-centered,so small telling you about MY pains and worries when I read yours! Forgive me if at any time I have come across as me centered. God bless you with the supernatural strength that is needed to go through what you are going through as the wife and lover of a cancer "victim".

"V" (AKA Hot Mama)

Amydeanne said...

as I like to say How big is your God? As I see it your God is very big! I'll be praying with you for full healing!

Delina said...

Great news! Let the good news keep coming for you both. Take care.

Kim's Life said...

I am happy that it wasnt anything. I want you to know I am thinking and Im praying for you both. I cant even imagen what you are going through but please seek a little comfort knowing I am thinking of you both. God Bless

Dedee said...

I'm so glad to hear good news. I am glad that the Lord is working miracles in your lives and strengthening others through those miracles. Thanks for sharing!

yours truly B said...

I did not know Tom had cancer. Thank God that it is not spreading. My mom had kidney cancer with surgery they were able to remove it but, it was a scary time for all of us. this is just making the verse in Psalms more realto me Psalm 118:8
It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man..
I am learning everyday something new.
Bless you both
Billie

yerdoingitwrong said...

I am a newer reader of yours and I did not know. wow. Such good news. Your sweet family is in my thoughts and prayers, girl!

Lissete said...

So glad to hear our wonderful news.

Many blessings to you both!

Kim said...

Nadine, that is such wonderful news! I am so happy for you both!

Stace said...

Thanks for your kind comments to my blog today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband throughout his cancer ordeal. Having had both parents go through the dreaded "C" I understand some of what you're going through.

Louise said...

Praise the Lord for the great test results!!! I will pray and believe with you and your husband for complete and total healing!!

Daughter Awaken! said...

Nadine, thank you for your comment on my blog. Being grateful is truly the key! And yes, He always meets us in those places that we are fearful to enter into...and He sheds Light in order for us to see!!

God is so good! Have a scrumptious, happy, joyful day!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, that's so beautiful! God is so good and He is faithful. I think He loves to show up when people doubt Him otherwise... so that His name can be Praised. If you've read my story, my son was just almost 3 yrs old when we were told he'd probably be in an institution for the rest of his life. I didn't accept that and knew God had much bigger plans for him. Praise God he is completley healed today and living life like a normal 6 yr old!

KELLY FISHER said...

Nadine,
Praise God! Don't you love it when God shows off for us? I am continually amazed at the number of miracles people miss in their lives because they are too afraid to ask or think that God would not want to be bothered with their request! I pray God continues to reveal his healing grace and mercy to Tom!

Also, thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I hope you enjoyed it!

Blessings!

pinks & blues girls said...

Hello... came here through the Fina' Drea blog.

Wonderful news like that is such a blessing... I hope for more news like that and a full recovery for your husband!

- Sharon, Pinks & Blues Girls

marykathryn said...

Well I know without a doubt that there is power in prayer and that the the Lord is pleased when we lean on him for all things. Hope your hubby continues to be healed. Not stopping to dwell on the negative is such a great way to live your life and I say congrats on that alone!!

The Martin's said...

Just beautiful Nadine, Just beautiful!

Very happy to hear of the good news and faith is awesome.

Love to you both

Damselfly said...

I hope and pray your husband is healed!

Cherrye said...

Grazie Dio!! I am so glad you dont have to "hold your breath" any more...great news.

Elle*Bee said...

How wonderful! I've only been reading your blog for a relatively short time, and didn't realize your husband has cancer. I too will pray for him.

Sandy said...

I came across your "entertaining post" on Nov. 10 (thru google) and found you.
My Aunt is 10 years cancer free with NHL. Praise God!
Every day is a gift. Amen!!

Cherie said...

That's great news! I'm keeping you and Tom in my prayers!!!

~CRYSTAL~ said...

I'm Praise the Lord right along with you, as well as believing in that miracle!

Melissa R. Garrett said...

What wonderful news Nadine, truly, truly wonderful!