Wow... Not much I can add.... I was diagnosed with Stage IV Epithelial Ovarian Cancer in January 2006... In Feb after surgery, My Gynecologic Oncologist Surgeon told me he'd removed a 39 pound tumor, my ovaries, and had scraped all the cancer he could see from my abdomen . I asked him how long I had....... "six months" was his reply. I'd been terrified when first diagnosed and told God how scared I was.... my fear left instantly... I wasn't singing and dancing, but I was a peace..... Then I asked Him to please take my hand and lead me to where He wanted me to be. Here I am writing this eleven years later. The night prior to my surgery (because I'm a poet) I wrote these few lines...
@ 2006 Carol Notermann
I know that I’m not in control, but thank God that He is.
I know that I’ve no need to plan, for the best plan is His.
I know that as in “Footsteps”, there’s only one set in the sand.
And, I know that I am clinging very tightly to his hand.