Thank you all so much for your prayers over the past several weeks. I have felt so blessed by your encouragement. All of the cards, sweet gifts, texts, and prayers have meant the world to me and my family. Together life is so much better!
I have finally got results back from my biopsies and there is NO REJECTION! Since my last post I also had a biopsy taken on a spot on my skin that Dr's thought was skin cancer and those results came back... NO CANCER! AND then last Wednesday I had a follow-up appt at Froedtert and my pulmonary function went up, are you ready...1% I will take it!! I also walked for 6 minutes and my O2 sats were around 94% which is better than three weeks ago. AND to top it off my sats at home have been consistently at 100%.
All that to say...PRAISE GOD!
Praise God for these good reports! The past few months haven't brought the best news so this was very refreshing! Praise God for the truth of His word that is being barried deep in my heart, setting me free! Truth about my healing, truth about my identity in Christ, truth about my authority and the incredible power that I possess through the Holy Spirit. TRUTH.
It has been the theme of my year...TRUTH...and I am clinging to it and claiming it over every circumstance and situation that I find myself in. To step aside from my feelings and act on truth has become my mission. Doctors might tell me that my airways will always be an issue and outside of a new transplant there isn't much they can do, BUT GOD tells me "Nothing is impossible with me and by my stripes you are healed".To take God at His word and not doubt it based on a cough or an xray is to live by faith and not by sight.
I am so grateful that God isn't done with me. I find myself sitting in His classroom often, whether through the word, a good book, prayer, podcasts, worship,friendships...I am learning so much and there is SO much more! I am overwhelmed in such a good way. I love that God meets us right where we are and with such grace and mercy takes our hand and leads us to new levels of revelation as we are ready!
Oh what a Savior!
I am also so thankful that I am not on this journey alone. Life is so much better together! I am by nature wired for relationship and do life better with amazing people by my side. Thank you for being such a constant source of support and encouragement. I value you AND your persistent prayers. I pray that I am able to come alongside of ya'll as you have me!
Please continue to pray that I would think on things that are TRUE, noble, pure and holy and I am confident that everything else will prosper!
My next step is to meet with the surgeon and pulmonologist in Chicago and come up with a game plan. That might mean switching up some meds or trying an experimental trial to try and get my function up. I will keep you posted. Thanks so much for your prayers.
God bless you!!!