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OVERCOMING AMPUTATION  OF A BODY PART CONTINUED:

 

     They called this an aggressive cancer. This meant that this time they would have to remove the entire breast. The final surgery was scheduled for March 4, 2010.  While on the operating table, the surgeons found that the cancer was so aggressive that they had to remove all of the breast all the way down to the chest cavity. Some of my lymph nodes were also cancerous and had to be removed from my right arm pit as well as tissue from my back on that right side. The cancer also reached the skin that covered my breast and had to be replaced with skin from my stomach.

 

     I had heard so many negative things about breast implants that I refused to have an implant.  Since the cancer was so aggressive and they had to remove the entire breast, and they had to form a new breast with the fatty tissue from my stomach. I was cut from my left side to my right side at the point of my navel. The skin was lifted up from my stomach and the fat was pushed up onto my chest to form the breast. A drainage tube was placed all through my stomach, chest and underarm. Part of me was gone. I had lost it due to the cancer and I have very ugly battle scars to prove it.

 

Before the surgery, I weighed 157 pounds. After the surgery and chemotherapy, I lost 30 pounds, turned jet black and lost the hair over my entire body.  Not only that, my new breast is a size “A”, considerably smaller than the old breast. It is also two different skin tones. To me, I looked like “the walking dead”. I did not want anyone to see me like this, not even my husband. In fact, I did not like to see myself.

 

     It is now 2014, and almost four years since my ordeal with cancer and I do feel better about myself. After losing part of myself, I realize that this is what the Lord allowed. I have the battle scars to prove it. Most of all I’m still alive and can tell the story of how God through Christ allows me to help others that are going through an ordeal of this type. I still don’t feel pretty, but I see myself as being a “Miracle”. I don’t look like what I’ve been through.

 

“ To God be the Glory!!”! I believe that He is pleased with me.

 U CAN OVERCOME

 

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     Psalms 107: 21:  Oh that men would praise the  Lord for his goodness, and for

     his wonderful works to the children of men!"

 

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 In the words of the song by Twinkie Clark and Richard White Clean:

 

“Accept what God allows, You're better off anyways
Face the facts and you will never stray
Turn your faith a loose
He'll bring you out and give you all the proof
So don't question God, just accept what God allows.

                                                                                  Dr. J.G. Johnson

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