Seems like my wife and I have been on detours the last ten years, but in early February, we were put on the biggest detour of our lives.
My wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Pardon me while I use the words “we and our” because in my family, cancer is never fought alone.
When we hear ovarian cancer, we automatically thought the “silent killer.” We always heard of a high mortality rate because when it’s found, it’s usually too late and at a very late stage. We were very upset to the point of questioning God and being very angry at Him as to why He would do this to us. We would even quit going to church, which is something we would thought we never do since we volunteer at any church we belonged to (including when we lived in Louisville and attended SECC).
However God had other plans for us.
On March 10, my wife had what we though was going to be a exploratory surgery to see how bad the cancer spread. After 7.5 hours, the surgeon could not find anything else but the large cancerous mass on the ovary. The mass was removed along with a full hysterectomy. Nothing else was found and the doctor stage it was stage 1A meaning this was the best news we could hear. My wife is currently going through chemotherapy as a precaution but we feel this has been a modern day miracle for us.
Because of this miracle we feel God wants us to be advocates for ovarian cancer awareness as well as advocating for getting your age appropriate check ups and screening.
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”
Genesis 50:20 NLT