8/30/2007 Estreitta 1 Comments

It was Wednesday, just 2 days after hearing the diagnosis and I was driving to work.  From the moment, I learned about the DCIS.  I decided that I was not going to be afraid of this and I was going to have complete trust in God's Faithfulness. 

As I was praising the Lord and worshiping Him, I heard the Lord tell me:

 "You are not going to be a 'survivor' of this cancer, you are going to be an Overcomer of this cancer! A survivor is one that is a victim that survived and you are not going to be a victim of cancer you will OVERCOME this cancer!"

GOD IS SO AWESOME!!!!! This is my word from God that I will be standing on.  Praise the Lord for His To get a better understanding of what an overcomer actually is I did some research:

According to Webster.com overcome means:
1.)    to get the better of : win a victory over
2.)    SURMOUNT <overcome difficulties>
4.)    to gain the superiority : WIN
5.)    CONQUER

Then I went to the Scripture and there is so many scriptures that talk about being victorious over the enemy but I really was lead to this one in particular:

Revelation 12:11 (Amplified Bible)Amplified Bible (AMP)Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation
11   And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb [Jesus, the Anointed one and His Anointing) and by the utterance of their testimony.

Today I met with the surgeon.  And She basically told me that I need a mastectomy because the quadrant of the breast that is affected, the best way to get rid of it and be sure it doesn't comeback is taking it all.

It obviously was not what I wanted to hear, however I'm still an Overcomer, so even if this is what this one doctor thinks it doesn't mean it is what God has in store for me.  I did not have a peace with this doctor; even though she is VERY Qualified, I just felt that she was very negative experience. Even the nurses were really cold and abrupt.
I know when you are dealing with something so awful like cancer day in and day out, it's hard to put a smile on your face.  When people ask me how I am doing, I say "Good, how are you?"  (I know that it is all good Cause God is Good and his Mercy Endures forever.  He's got it all under control!) 

SO the next step is for us to do an MRI, also test to see if ths DCIS has estrogen receptors and progesterone receptors.  She also thought I might have a hereditary gene that may have been past down to me from my Grandmother (she had ovarian cancer) and wants to test to see if I have "inherited" this from her.  I will take the test, but I know that every generation curse has been broken and the Lord has healed me.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (Amplified Bible)Amplified Bible (AMP)Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation17   Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!
So now Erik and I have decided to meet with another surgeon that we feel more comfortable with.  So please pray that the Lord Leads us to the right people and for Divine appointments and connections to find the right doctor.I have been so blessed by everyone's words of encouragement and prayers, and phone calls.  I thank you for your standing in agreement with me.

Blessed Beyond Belief,

Luke 10:19 (New International Version)New International Version (NIV)Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

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    Estreitta! Yesterday on my way home from work I was thinking about you. I was praying and felt like I needed to tell you that you are not going to be a survivor, but an overcomer! God is awesome!! That was your confirmation, sister!!

    I'm so glad you are letting peace be your umpire as you are moving forward in your steps toward overcoming! I'll be continuing to stand with you for clear direction, that every step you take is ordained by the Lord.

    And now I pray Colossians 1:9 over you that you will be filled full of the knowledge of God's will!

    I'm ready for life to slow down a bit and for us to get together for a game night or something... I think that may happen in September. Also, you'll have to come swim with me often!

    What do you think you guys may want to eat on Saturday?

    Posted by M♥NDY on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 9:47 PM

    You are a testimony of the faithfulness of God. Through this trial HE will use HIS Child to shout an proclaim His messages of Goodness, Mercies, and Love. I love you Estreitta and you will be in my prayers continually. I give you Kudos to the heavens and back again.

    Posted by Maria on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 10:26 PM

    Oh, Estrietta! Bless you again and again and bless our God!! He is so faithful and ever present! I felt so moved by all you shared, and then in reading Mandy's comment...He ALWAYS comes through! I shouldn't be surprised...I'm not, but I'm on the edge of thankful tears! thank you, Jesus! Thank you for sharing and being faithful, Estrietta!

    Posted by Ranny on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 10:10 AM