In the first week of the year – updated with a PS

In the first week of the year, my husband was told by his doctor that he has prostrate cancer, Gleason stage 7. I love my husband so much, I feel like WE have cancer.

In the first week of the year, I sat in front of our television and watched a live broadcast as an angry mob broke into the U.S. Capitol building, while the electoral votes were being counted. The chaos and violence brought back vivid memories of the abuse that caused my PTSD.

In the first week of the year, I am determined. Nothing is going to shake my faith. Nothing is going to hinder my prayers. Nothing is going to stop my praises.

I still have SO MUCH to be grateful for. Even in the first week of this year.

My husband ❤❤❤

PS. I initially posted this last night. Then I unpublished it, because my emotions were in such a whirl. I was thinking that with all the craziness going on in the news, people didn’t need to read about our worries, too.

But now, after finally getting a few hours of sleep, I am feeling a lot calmer and I decided to post this again, because we really could use your prayers for my husband. We will be meeting with his doctor this coming Tuesday, to discuss the options. My husband’s doctor told him over the phone that he wants to treat this cancer agressively, because ‘you are young and healthy.’ Hearing that made us both feel a lot better.

God bless you, blogger friends. I love you guys.

61 thoughts on “In the first week of the year – updated with a PS

  1. Steve Beckham January 27, 2021 / 4:52 pm

    Linda Lee, I think I would like your husband. I’m a pastor and a biker, too, although from his picture I suspect he rides a cruiser and I ride a sportbike set up for sport touring and carving the twisties.

    I had prostate cancer and had a prostatectomy back in 2014 followed by radiation therapy. There was a lot about it that was worrisome, but I just kept reminding myself of what St. Paul said in Romans–nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. I’m still here, still riding and preaching and looking forward to retiring in a year or so. I’ll keep you and your husband in my prayers. Courage, dear heart. God is good. Life is eternal. Love is immortal. Take the days one at a time and find the joys and laughter hidden in each. Shed the tears when they come. Let fear be your teacher, but not your captor or master.

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  2. capost2k January 29, 2021 / 7:39 am

    A dear friend who led my wife to faith in Jesus when she was an immigrant University student has been diagnosed with a terminal cancer. Her story will be on my blog on Saturday, February 6. She is such a woman of faith, the songs she sings include You’ll Never Walk Alone and Precious Lord, Take My Hand.
    It is so awesome to know there is no sting in death, no victory of the grave! We win because He wins!! We live because He lives!!! Hallelujah!!!!
    Thanx for this marvelous blog!
    Praying for your handsome hubby and for you. 🙂

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    • Linda Lee/Lady Quixote January 29, 2021 / 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers. My husband had an MRI with contrast dye two days ago to determine the extent of the cancer. We will meet with the radiologist on Monday to discuss the findings.

      I keep focusing on the many things we have to be thankful for, and the assurance that this life is only the beginning for the Christian. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

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