Terry Pettit Health Update – 8.11.14
Dear Praying Friends,
Have you ever braced yourself for something bad because things were going good? That’s exactly what I was doing because my cancer counts have been consistently falling (a good thing) for the past six months or so.
I just had my first cancer treatment with my new oncologist in Greenville yesterday!
I anticipated the possibility of a little resistance or change of method, plan or procedure, but my new experience has been a smooth transition of continuing exactly what I’ve been doing the past six years! Even the new nurses found those illusive veins I have everyone pray for pretty quickly. The treatment itself went without any complications and I finished earlier than expected. All that to say this….
God is doing something unusual! I found out my lab work as well as my cancer counts and was astounded to learn that the cancer protein dropped again over 100 points! This puts me in a NORMAL blood count (of that cancer marker) for the first time since I was diagnosed in 2008! It is truly amazing and frankly, a little unbelievable! This was totally unexpected ( oh me of little faith) and makes me center on God’s purposes which are far beyond my own. I know my doctors never expected this result….ever….So! We can only rejoice!
I know so many of you have prayed for years through this roller coaster ride of ups and downs, feeling good and feeling bad, infections, sickness and bumps in the road. Cancer is beyond any of us! Who can change your blood? Only God! THANK YOU for your prayers! God is at work and for the time being is choosing to allow me to get better.
I haven’t been declared “in remission” and I don’t know what the future holds. I still have several tumors that surprisingly are still there. Hopefully, they will disappear over time. What is remarkable to me is that that MY thoughts and bracing myself were not GOD’S thoughts!
I’m reminded of the song, “God is So Good…God is so Good… God is So Good…He’s So Good to Me.”………. Everybody Sing!