Gut Instincts

Our gut instincts can be good… or they can be bad. I know, pretty deep stuff, huh?

Two years ago when I was undergoing biopsies and tests and scans to see if I had cancer, my gut told me, “There’s something there.” I just knew. And I was right. And I hated that I was right.

My gut instinct these past two weeks as I’ve been tested and scanned and waited for results was, “There’s nothing there.”

And I was right. And I can’t tell you how ecstatic I am that I was right.

Yes, my friends, the CT scan is clear! There is no cancer. There is nothing wrong with my liver or any other abdominal organs. When my oncologist came through the exam room door and said, “GREAT NEWS!” I almost passed out… truly, got lightheaded. The relief was overwhelming.

As for what’s wrong? She thinks it is inflammation remaining from all the lymph nodes that were taken from my side. Because of my lupus, I have had a hard time with the inflammation from that surgery healing, and scar tissue can be painful. She thinks there could be some scar tissue in there causing the pain. It’s a pain that I will have to learn to live with, but let me tell you, y’all, it’s a whole lot easier to live with that pain when I know it’s not potentially killing me.

We are thrilled. We are humbled. We are grateful. We are blessed. We are clinging.

Good news or bad. One thing never changes. God. He is still faithful. He is still good.

We are thankful for all of you here who have prayed and encouraged. I love this little bloggy world I’ve found… I love that I am emailing women I’ve never met, and finding amazing encouragement from you. I love that I am reconnecting with old friends and catching up.

Now… I am off to bed. Because two weeks of no sleep has caught up with me, and I think I’ll sleep pretty well tonight.

So. Well. Thank you.

I mean that.

14 responses to “Gut Instincts”

  1. In the words of Nora, “Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea!” I am so ecstatic with you! Praise the Lord!


  2. Well Congratulations!! I’ve been watching and waiting to hear this wonderful news! So glad you are at minds ease. Sleep well, my friend. Tomorrow is going to be a better day.


  3. Phew and hooray! Get some well deserved rest. Thank God!


  4. Oh such good news!!! I’m so happy for your. Such relief and joy!


  5. YaY!!!!! Celebrating with you five!!!


  6. The BEST news I could have had for this morning’s ‘first’ news!

    Thank-you God!


  7. oh , such great news!!!! I’ve been waiting to hear backl So happy to hear.


  8. Ang,

    Rejoicing with you!!! What else can I say? Truly thankfulf for God’s goodness to all of you. Enjoy your new home!!!!


  9. woooohoo!! yay! praising God. oxoxoxoox love to you ALL.


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    My precious Angie, my adopted daughter

    I rejoice with you. I thank God that we have Him as our Father and for His Son who is the Captian of our salvation. To God be the glory. HE is faithful to all of us, but I am so glad that He has invited me in to this celebration of His grace.

    I am coming over to see you soon.

    I love you,


  11. So glad to hear your good news! I will continue to keep you in my prayers.


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    Emily Massengill

    Praise the Lord! I am so happy that things are all clear!! And I hope Micah had a good first day of school!!!


  13. Oh my gosh Angie… that is such good news! I am so very glad for the good report!

    Truly… may your sleep this night be sweet and this Promise yours –

    “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8)

    Sweet dreams… my far away friend. Sweet dreams.



  14. So thankful to hear the good news!! Praise God!!


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