Dear Sabina

I know that as unpleasant as my thyroid cancer experienced was, it was nothing compared to what you and the other brave cancer fighters on this site have experienced.  Anytime someone says "the C word" to you, it is definitely scary.

My cancer was not the first challenge in my life, and I'm sure it won't be the last.  Even before cancer, I have kind of "been there"...feeding tubes, ventilators, and it was pretty dark.  The surgeon that removed my thyroid (in two operations) went in through my tracheotomy scar...she was amazing.

I was blessed to be raised in a good loving family.  Faith was not questioned.  We weren't rich and we weren't untouched by troubles either.   As I got older, I heard people question God and religion.  When I look back to that dark place, I don't know how I survived, other than by the hand of God.  When I look back on my life, I see the hand of God guiding me and protecting me the whole way.

There are people who don't seem to have struggles or illness.  However, most people encounter some measure of them.

During college, I worked at a local hospital and one of my jobs was to go room-to-room to check the beds for electrical problems ("leakage" and grounding).  That was after I had recovered from one of my challenges.  I learned that as dark as things had been, there were others who experienced the same or worse.  I came to realize that someone indeed had been looking out for me.

Years after I got married and had children, I realized how a father loves and this is how God must love all of his children including the good and the bad.

When I read the New Testament I am touched by how many times Jesus says "fear not".  I am touched by how Jesus went around healing people...and never turned anyone away. 

He does not want anyone to suffer.

So today, I want to recommend two short bible passages to you:

Do Not Worry

Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking

I am far from perfect.  I don't know everything.  I can't predict the future. 

I do know that I cannot deny God or his love.

Fear not dear Sabina.



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Sterling what a wonderful post and I know it is meant for our Sabina but that passage and what you said really hit home for me Thank you Hugs
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Inspirational!!! He Lives...
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Well my friend .. this is one of the best gifts anyone could give me.. it's the words of our Father and I know .. its true and I know when I was walking in that dark place and was fighting for my life I wasn't afraid.. I could of let go and I knew God was with me... it wasn't my time... and now days leading up to my scans scare me...when I heard the nurse confirming my appointment on the phone saying I had to get the pic line in my arm,for the stuff they put in, for the scan .. well the thoughtd of it , makes my veins hurt .. I am not kidding just thinking about it..I just want it over with and then I can get on with the next teeth.. two hurdles to get over in the next couple weeks.. you know its true there are many things worse but when your going through it .. its what it is at the moment.. I found this Bible verse and thought.. being scared is for the birds.. but then they fly and have no fear...
Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?’” (Luke 12:22-26, NIV) I know that all of this is for my good .. because Gods intentions for me are always good so I am going to do my best and rest my mind in that thought... that all of this is for my good and all will be revealed in Gods time... Thank you for helping me Sterling.. you are my brother.. and helping me see my way through this and I really feel enlightened and just have to hold on to this now.. I am sorry for all you have been through and I pray your life is always the best for you and your family .. hugs and love and always prayers Sabina
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Hey kid... With all you have on your plate, you're concerned about me. You are a special person. Everybody here realizes that. You're the first one in with encouragement. So accept our prayers and encouragement and support. I pray that God lifts you up through this so your light can continue to shine.
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November 12, 2012


Cancer Info

Thyroid Cancer

October 31, 2012

Stage 1



No energy.

Learning to be patient.

Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.


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