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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: DCIS Breast Cancer - My True Story

Updated on October 9, 2016
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Theresa loves to share her true life accounts when the Lord shows up mightily in her life. She knows He still performs miracles today.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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My "Routine" Checkup


This is an account of my personal experience, and I do not take lightly anyone else’s experience in these types of serious health issues.

In June of 2011, I realized I had not had my yearly mammogram. I immediately called and made an appointment, and to my surprise they told me that I had not been in two years. I thought, where had the time gone?


My granddaughters.
My granddaughters. | Source

Where Had the Time Gone?


I believe the time had gone by so quickly (about 18 months), as my two granddaughters, as well as my son, who is their daddy, had all been living with my husband and I due to circumstances beyond their control. Our youngest granddaughter came to us when she was only three months old, and at the time our oldest granddaughter was a little over two years old.

An Annual Mammogram can Save Your Life


A mammogram is a safe, low-dose x-ray picture of the breast. It is currently the most effective method of detecting breast cancer in its earliest, most reachable stages.

Resource

American Cancer Society

The Belated Mammogram


I was still in unbelief that I had missed my annual checkup, as I am always sure to take care of health issues and appointments. But anyway, I went on to the Imaging Center and had a mammogram, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw it, that white cluster.

At that very moment, without any person telling me, I just knew it was cancer. I prayed to my Lord without one bit of doubt and asked Him to heal me at that very instance, and then came that peace. I cannot even describe the peace that came over me. It is true, His peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding. I told the Lord God right then I would glorify Him through all of this.

So, of course, nothing was said to me at first, and I had to go back into the little closet area to wait, and I knew I would be one of the last ones to leave, as the Lord revealed to me that it was cancer. And sure enough, after I heard everyone else leaving their little closets, they came and got me for more imaging.

Then I went back into the closet and waited for a while. Finally, they came back to get me to speak with the doctor. The doctor informed me that there was a cluster of calcifications and she wanted to do a biopsy the following week. And that was all I was told at the time.


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Breast Cancer Awareness CC-BY-2.0 Author: Jason Meredith 5 Oct, 2006 | Source

A Time for Prayer and Healing


The following Wednesday night, I attended my women’s small group at my church, and they all prayed for me as well.

The following week, the biopsy was done and the doctor commented, ”Huh, that seems to be a lot smaller than I first thought.” I knew then the Lord had already shrunk the cluster. So, I waited for the results and the doctor and another person, a tech, I’m assuming, came in with very concerned looks on their faces, and with my husband sitting by my side, commenced to tell me, “It does not look good, but it is going to be okay.”

I can’t express enough the calmness I felt. I responded in a calm and gentle manner, “I know it will be okay.” And the doctor, the tech, and my husband all seemed to be surprised by my response. The doctor then looked down at my purse which my daughter had given to me that year for my birthday, which had a big beautiful beaded cross on the front of it, and I heard her say, “Oh, okay,” possibly acknowledging the fact that I was a Christian.

What they did not know is what I meant when I said I knew everything would be fine, was that not only did I have no doubt my Lord God Almighty could heal me if it were His will, but what they probably did not understand that if it were not His will to heal me, that would be just fine with me too. If my body was ravaged with cancer, and it was my time to go home to be with my Lord, then I was perfectly fine with that. My mind immediately went to the scripture found in 2 Cor. 5:8 “Absent the body, present with Jesus.”


What is Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) Breast Cancer?


Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) is considered the earliest form of breast cancer. DCIS is noninvasive meaning it hasn't spread out of the milk duct to invade other parts of the breast.

Resource

MayoClinic.com



After the Biopsy . . .


After the biopsy, the following week, the doctor wanted to take BSGI (Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging) photos, which are more intense, eight-minute photos of each of my breasts. It was at this appointment the doctor told me that the biopsy revealed that I had DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) cancer and that my cells were high grade. Once the three eight-minute photos were taken of each breast, they were brought to the doctor for review.

Much to my surprise, the doctor came in with a very baffled look on her face, and asked me to come into another room for an ultra sound, which I thought was unusual, as everything else they had done was more thorough than an ultra sound.

The doctor fervently moved the ultra sound device all over my breast where the cluster of calcifications was inside my breast. She just kept on moving it around the longest while, not saying a word. Then she finally pronounced, “Well, what we are going to do is send all of this to the surgeon to analyze,” and she went ahead and, it almost seemed like she had to force herself to say the following, “Maybe there is no disease.” And, I said, “That would be great!”

Another week went by, and it was time to see the surgeon, who had my images up on a screen and I had glanced at them, and just saw blank, black screens.

The first thing he asked me was, “So, what have you been told?” I told him that the biopsy showed a cluster of calcifications, but now they don’t see anything on the BSGI photos. He said, “That is exactly right, but these things can be microscopic and we need to make sure there is no hidden tumor or anything else.”


DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ)

Shown is a drawing of a breast duct containing ductal carcinoma in situ. "In situ" means "in place" and refers to the fact that the cancer has not moved out of the duct and into any surrounding tissue.
Shown is a drawing of a breast duct containing ductal carcinoma in situ. "In situ" means "in place" and refers to the fact that the cancer has not moved out of the duct and into any surrounding tissue. | Source
Ductal carcinoma - Histopathologic image from ductal cell carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of breast.  Mematoxylin-eosin stain.
Ductal carcinoma - Histopathologic image from ductal cell carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of breast. Mematoxylin-eosin stain. | Source

What Is a Lumpectomy?


A lumpectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat breast cancer. It is considered to be less invasive than the previously standard radical mastectomy, a lumpectomy involves making one to two incisions in the breast to remove a cancerous lump. They are designed to preserve the existing shape of the breast.

Some "old-school" surgeons still like to say partial mastectomy. They are the same.

Resources

* American Cancer Society

* National Institute of Cancer


What Is the Difference?


He wanted to do a lumpectomy (he was old-school) and called it a partial mastectomy, which sounds a lot worse than lumpectomy to me, but he confirmed they are the same. I asked him, “Even if you do not see anything from the intense photos taken, you want to do surgery?” He said, “Being that the biopsy showed the DCIS cancer in my milk duct, which is non-invasive, but my cells were high grade” (I thought, oh good, at least my cells are high grade –no, it’s not like gasoline where it means great, it means they are very aggressive), but they were contained in my milk duct, which was good, and that the estrogen in my own body was feeding the cells.

This is going to sound strange, non-invasive DCIS cancer is the best kind of cancer to get if you are going to get cancer, as it is non-invasive. However, if left unchecked, the cells could burst out of the milk duct and invade your whole body, which would of course not be good at all, as the cancer would be in your bloodstream and tissue throughout your body.

The day the surgery was scheduled, I was to first go to the Imaging Center and have a wire installed in my left breast (sounds like a lot of fun) so that the surgeon could see exactly the area he needed to cut. It was not as bad as it sounds, but they did give me a shot, which was worse than when the wire was inserted. Then they took photos and said for me to bring the images to the surgeon before the surgery.

When I arrived at the surgical center, I gave the surgeon the photos and noticed that he was looking very perplexed, so I looked and saw a simple wire on the screen going into nothing---another blank screen.

I told the surgeon then that I knew the Lord had already healed me of this cancer, as I saw that it was there, and now it is gone. He still insisted on doing the lumpectomy, “As there could be a hidden tumor.” So, I had the lumpectomy, which was outpatient, if you can believe that, and I told the surgeon that my granddaughters were not going to understand why “Nannie” would not be able to pick them up and hold them, and much to my surprise he said, “Oh, you can hold them, but just don’t do anything too strenuous for a day or two.“

Once the surgery was over, the surgeon came out and told my husband and family that he did not see with his eyes anything to indicate any cancer, BUT that I was to call Pathology in a couple of days to make sure the margins were clear and that there was not anything in the margins that was not seen by the human eye.


Radiation Completed!

Radiation Star received after seven weeks and one day of radiation was completed!
Radiation Star received after seven weeks and one day of radiation was completed! | Source

Montgomery Cancer Center

The Montgomery Cancer Center
The Montgomery Cancer Center | Source
Location of the Montgomery Cancer Center
Location of the Montgomery Cancer Center | Source
My radiation oncologist, Dr. Franklin - the best!
My radiation oncologist, Dr. Franklin - the best! | Source
My hematologist, who is also a partner at the Montgomery Cancer Center, Dr. Davidson - the best!
My hematologist, who is also a partner at the Montgomery Cancer Center, Dr. Davidson - the best! | Source

Coming Home After Surgery


After I returned home from the surgery, and once my granddaughters came home that day, my oldest granddaughter, who is always concerned about anyone’s “boo, boo’s”, saw those stockings on the bottom half of my legs that they make you wear to prevent blood clots, and with a very concerned look on her face, she asked, “Nannie, you have a boo boo on your legs?”

Of course, I did not want to tell her that the real “boo boo” was not on my legs, and so I just said, yes, but it is all better now. Then she said the funniest thing, “It’s okay Nannie, you just need your fast shoes.” I thought, my fast shoes? And she went into my closet and had gotten a pair of my sneakers for me to wear, as in her mind that would help my “boo boo” on my legs and I could walk better with my sneakers.

I believe when she grows up she will be in some sort of caretaker position, i.e., doctor, nursing, rehab or whatever, as she really is so concerned whenever someone has a “boo boo,” and she wants to offer a remedy. I believe that is the case due to her having had many a ”boo boo” on her knees from running too fast and she can relate.

I returned to work just after being out one day and felt great. A couple of days later, I called Pathology and no surprise there to me, “everything clear!” Praise Him! The surgeon told me that he wanted me to have radiation treatment, even though nothing was there now! And he wanted me to have 36 treatments daily (during the week days) for seven weeks, plus one day. I again told him, “The Lord healed me of this, and you still want me to have this radiation?” Of course, most doctors do not want to hear about being healed. He stated it is a preventive measure to take in hindering the possibility of the cancer returning.

I started the radiation treatment, and the techs, the radiation oncologist and the staff at the Cancer Center were the most precious people that I have ever met on this planet.

Those seven weeks and one day flew by, and I will never regret having that experience, as I was blessed enough to get to meet such awesome people at the Cancer Center. Once I had finished my treatment, the techs told me that they would miss me so very much, as they had never met anyone like me, which touched my heart, as I had never met anyone like them and told them so.

Then it was time to go over to the chemotherapy side of the Cancer Center, and see a hematologist about taking the five-year preventative pill, Tomoxifen, which I needed to take for five years to block the estrogen to my breasts, but not to other parts of my body. And once again, that hematologist was so awesome, as he was the first one to explain to me in great detail what exactly kind of cancer I had. (At this present date in 2012, I no longer take the Tomoxifen as I now have large blood clots in both lungs, and Tomoxifen can actually cause blood clots.)

I thank my God, that I did not have to have any chemo, and the Lord placed it on my heart to pray for all those having chemotherapy, as it is obviously a very difficult thing to have to endure. It is heartbreaking to say the least to see all those suffering with cancer.


Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. | Source

It's All About the Pink...

It's all about the pink.  My breast cancer was in my left breast.  "Was" is the key word, as it is gone!
It's all about the pink. My breast cancer was in my left breast. "Was" is the key word, as it is gone! | Source

The Only Visible Sign Left . . .


The only sign left that I even had cancer is a very faint, small incision on my left breast, as all of the radiation discoloring has disappeared. The surgeon commented that the surgery did not even affect the contour of my breast.

As I stated first off, this is just my personal experience with DCIS cancer, and I praise Him for healing me of it, and using me to glorify Him through this time, and at the same time baffling doctors and surgeons. I had no doubt whatsoever my Lord could heal me, and the best part – no fear ever entered my mind through this whole experience.


He tells us in His Word,

“Perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John 4:18


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      Dubuquedogtrainer 5 years ago from Dubuque, Iowa

      Wonderful testimony!

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      First of all you don't look like a grandmother. Thank God you are healthy. Amazing things happen to people sometimes! Years ago, my father had cancer. When they did the surgery it was not there. The doctors did not understand, but my family did. He and my mother and family did. Sometimes people get this mixed up, but I do have two fathers. It is ok. God is wonderful. God Bless You!!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago

      Thank you so much Dubuquedogtrainer!

      Yes, Michele, I understand, and He is an truly an awesome God. Thank you as far as the grandmother comment, as it was my son at his very young age of 19, when he made me a grandmother. Ha. Love it! Life is always amazing, as you never know what is coming around the corner. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Graham Gifford 5 years ago from New Hamphire

      Dear Faith Reaper. I am a true believer that each and every time a 'survivor' shares their story, the impact can and often does, change the world in a most beautiful way. So, thank you, for sharing your story. I am a two-time cancer 'survivor'. I can tell you that I experienced tremendous fear. Although, I knew God would do what was best, it didn't bring me comfort. Apparently, I have many more lessons to learn in this lifetime.

      I wish you continued health and peace.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Thank the Lord you're OK. I always say keep the Lord by your side and you'll get along just fine. God bless. Terrific, inspirational hub.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago

      Most Precious One alifeofdesign - thank you for your honest and thoughtful comments. How awesome -you, a two-time cancer "survivor!" Praise Him!!! If this had happened to me 15 years ago, I would be in a terrible state of fear and panic for sure, which is only human when one hears the word "cancer." In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Yes, thank Him, that's a great thing to say for sure. Thank you for your comments. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      KrisL 5 years ago from S. Florida

      Faith, what I loved about this is how mature you are in both your faith and in your practical sense.

      You trusted in God, but didn't just assume that nothing needed to be checked and double checked: you got the treatments that I'm sure reassured your family.

      That also gave you an opportunity to witness to God's love among those who treated you and fellow patients at the radiaton center. Blessings!

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      Sparklea 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Faith, what a testimony you are! You are FEARLESS, which is how a Christian should be! I know this hub will inspire many, many people, especially me! Voted up, awesome, useful and interesting! My daughter and I are going for our scheduled mammograms in May...Your hub made me so glad I had made the appointment! I believe God had you go through all that in order to inspire all the people you came in contact with! Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago

      KrisL - Thank you for beautiful comments. One never knows what God is up to in this life for sure. As I had previously commented, if this had happened to me 15 years ago or so, I would not have been so mature in my faith, and probably would have fallen apart for sure. God bless you.

      Sparklea - Yes, you and your daughter need to not miss those scheduled mammograms for sure! I did tell the Lord I would glorify Him through this, whatever the outcome, and this is just one median to do just that. Your comments mean the world to me, and you are a shining example of strength for sure, and I know God is using you as well to shine your light for Him. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      William Benner 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Great testimony that I am so happy that I was able to read! Praise God!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks Highvoltagewriter. I have many "boasting in the Lord" stories to tell, so I better get writing. Yes, Praise Him Always! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I enjoyed your testimony of faith, you are indeed a strong woman! You never doubted His healing power and that is what makes the difference. Thanks for the inspirational words.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      teaches12345 Yes, that is so true, I never doubted even for one second that He can heal if that is His will. God bless you. Faith Reaper

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      God certainly works in mysterious ways and what a privilege to be the recipient of the wonder that He performed. It was so great to hear your story - a great testimony to our great God.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you Blossom, He is awesome! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Great story, Faith Reaper! Nothing worries or bothers Jesus, and when we're close, nothing worries or bothers us, either! I'm so glad you were healed!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Me too, sweet mollymeadows - Know Jesus, know peace - no Jesus, no peace. Thanks for your awesome comments. Amen to that! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      procreate-light 5 years ago from Charlotte NC

      Great story, Great ending, and your faith is inspiring. I don't understand though, why you would have allowed them to do the "surgery anyway" or that you gave in to having the radiation. I trust that from your perspective it had already been "Heavenly Handled" and therefore not worth the energy of arguing about. I am a bit jaded, having had plenty of experiences in the healthcare industry as an observer (not a patient thankfully) and think many physicians should find other careers.

      Regardless, Thrilled for you and especially the grand kids. Love and Light.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, procreat-light (love that hub name) and thank you for your really great comments. Yes, I have no doubt it had already been "Heavenly Handled" as you put it. I believe they knew (and I knew too, as I saw it) what the biopsy revealed, and then a week later, nothing, just baffled them, and the doctors just continued to go by what the biospy results were and insisted the surgery to determine any "unseen tumors" and the radiation as a preventative measure. Thankfully, as I stated in my story, I had no fear of the surgery or the radiation, and by going through the radiation process, I met the most wonderful people that I have ever met on this planet and, therefore, I am very grateful for that experience and wouldn't undo any of it. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Lord De Cross 5 years ago

      So wonderful to hear from your own mouth! Such a touching story for all of us. Our maker works in mysterious ways. Your clean spirit shines Faith. Nice to have you as a friend.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is such a beautiful and inspirational story and a testimony to how great our God is.He reached out and touch you with His healing power because you have great faith in Him. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story .

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Most Precious One, Lord, thank you so much for commenting, you are dear to me, as you are to He! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      kashmir56, thank you so much for your lovely comments. Yes, He knows me, this I love. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      5 years ago

      Moving testimony; wonderful.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      f - Thank you so much for reading and for the lovely comments. He is an awesome God, and His love is unending. Why don't you join HubPages and write some too? In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Perfect love does cast out fear, and it helped when the ladies in your church group prayed for you. I'm happy with you. that you didn't have to go through chemotherapy treatments. Voted up.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Brinafr, thank you so much for reading and commenting. So great, so great, is His faithfulness. In His lovey always, Faith Reaper

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      InCourage 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I'm with Ms. Travis, Grandmother? Really? Glad that you are well and am praying for your family!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Well thank you very much, InCourage! Thanks for stopping to read and comment. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Angelme566 5 years ago

      Faith your hub keeps on telling me how wonderful is our God and how big is His love to us..

      I am so impressive about your belief and you acclaim our God.. Continually inspiring us always.. God bless you friend !

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Angelme, He is awesome indeed! Thank you for reading. You are a dear. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      ServingYeshua 4 years ago

      Dear Faith Reaper, Praise The Lord for your very life and all that He has done, is doing, and has to come!!!! It is truly AMAZING all that He did!!!! What A TREMENDOUS BLESSING and MIRACLE!!!! THANK THE LORD JESUS FOR YOU DEAREST SISTER!!!! =D I was so touched and blessed by your true life testimony of all that The Lord did! Praise The Lord that He brought you through and has given you this testimony to share with so many! Truly all is for His Glory and you are touching the lives of so many, including me, though the light you are for Him! Praise The Lord for placing His Healing Hand upon you and making you whole once again! =D Dearest Sister you are such a blessing and inspiration to me and I Loved how you were not worried at all and no matter what happened you were so prepared and I Love how you brought to light the verse "Absent from the body, present with Jesus!" Thank The Lord for you and thank you so much Sister! You are such a blessing and encouragement!!!! Praise The Lord and God bless you always and forever in Jesus Name!!!! ="D

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      ServingYeshua - Wow, what awesome comments to glorify our sweet and most precious Lord and Savior!!! I am so humbled by your lovely comments. You are precious dear one. May God Bless you always. I appreciate you so much for stopping by to read. This is one of the first hubs I published, so maybe more will read it now. Thank you so much. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      God is great and He doesn't need any evidence and proofs, We are his creations, Your every hub gives m a feeling as if you are very near to God, God bless you.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Good Morning girishpuri- Amen, He is so great and able to heal, no doubt. Thank you for such an awesome comment. I am humbled by that, as that is what I want to convey, about my personal relationship with my LORD God. Peace be with you. I am glad you found this one, as it is very special to me, and I am glad that I am able to highlight it, as I want to glorify Him, as He has done so much for me in my life. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Dear Faith Reaper~praise the Lord for sharing this wonderful story about how God healed you. You really stumped the medical profession. You have made my day and I thank you for writing your inspirational story. God bless you and I will pray you will continue your good health.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks for stopping by to read and leaving comments to glorify our Lord here. Yes, God did heal me no doubt about that fact! I do so love it when He stumps the medical profession. You have made my day by taking the time to read and comment dear one.

      You are an inspiration to me with your courage and continuing to persevere through your many battles dear one.

      Thank you for your prayers, and I, too, will pray for your continued recovery and healing. God bless you too. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      You are an inspiration Faith. You did indeed walk through the fire and you did it with absolute understanding of the promises made. I am so proud of you and happy for you. Your work here on this earth has only begun! Vote up, and awesome!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Linda,

      Just getting in from my day. Thanks for stopping by to read here and leaving such encouraging words dear one. I appreciate you so much. Well, whenever He is ready for me is fine, but since I am still here, lots to do yet to glorify Him and Him alone. Also, thank you for the vote up.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      What a beautiful story you've shared here of your personal experience. I can attest to that 'knowing', and yes, it brings a peace that is indescribable. I am happy that you are well. Thank you for reminding us here that October is breast cancer awareness month.

      I recently went for my mammogram and throughout the hospital (where I have it done) were white Christmas trees with pink bulbs. I acknowledged the symbolism to the receptionist and she was in awe and said, "Do you know you are the first person who knew the real reason for this? Everyone else thought it was a pre-Christmas decoration" That is sad...as many 'pink' symbols that are in the media today it is sad that people just are unaware of the importance of recognizing the work and research that is necessary to eradicate breast cancer.

      Thanks again for sharing: Rated Up/A/B/U/I

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Denise,

      I appreciate your visit and thank you for such lovely comments here. I am glad you shared with me of your knowing, and that peace that is indescribable.

      Oh me, now that is sad that no one knew of the real reason for the pink bulbs. It is very important to recognize the work and research that is necessary to eradicate breast cancer.

      Denise, thank you so much for your wonderful comments which add so much to this hub and the importance and seriousness of this matter.

      Thanks for the vote up. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

      An excellent detailed hub on your experience. I am so happy that everything worked out well for you. My mom has a very similar experience as you had....and luckily like you she is doing very well now. It is always good to hear about the good stories about people battling this horrible disease......as they are so many tragic stories that just break your heart....hoepfully people will read your hub and gain strength from your story, and that strength will help them with their battle...voted up and useful.

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      BTW--beautiful grandchildren :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Cogerson,

      I thought I just commented, but it went away. Here it goes again -

      I am so very thankful for your visit here and for your very lovely comments. God bless you dear one. Yes, it is our faith that will get us through anything in this sometimes brutal life, so there is always hope no matter what.

      Thank you so much for sharing about your mother dear one, and God bless her. She has a wonderful son no doubt.

      That is a lovely thought dear one, and my hope as well, that ones who read will gain strength in whatever trials or tribulations they happen to be going through at this very moment.

      Also, thank you for the vote up.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Denise again!

      Thank you for the sweet comment about my grandchildren. Yes, they are such a joy in my life, and now I have a brand new grandson to also cherish.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Hi dear Faith! It is great of you to share your wonderful story and praising God for His goodness. This is really an inspiration.

      Take care. :-)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi ignugent,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read and leaving such lovely comments to glorify our God. He is good and faithful. I appreciate your kinds words here.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      my friend..i must tell you that there are tears in my eyes, my heart is beating faster than normal, and my hands are shaking just a little bit..

      i am so thankful that your experienced turned out to be...better than many! Your calmness borne of your faith - and your absolute knowledge that the cancer was gone - gives you the strength to deal with whatEVER life presents to you - the good, the bad - or the truly ugly!

      While i do not share your faith, i am deeply spiritual - and having had 2 near death experiences - one through illness, one through injury - i , like you, am not afraid to go when my time comes..

      i can only hope that i show such calm, class, and grace under fire as you!

      Your grandchildren are absolutely darling...

      Thank you for sharing this very personal story Faith..

      You won't be forgetting your next mammo, me thinks!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Leslie,

      Thank you Leslie for your most sincere thoughts here of my personal experience with DCIS Breast Cancer. If this had happened to me just ten or 15 years ago, I would have flipped out no doubt. But over time, I have matured in my faith due to several trails leading up to this one. Each trial we may face really does make us stronger for the next one coming around the corner.

      But I just cannot explain that peace that just rained down on me when I saw that big cluster of calcifications, and I just knew . . . but I also knew that I was going to be okay.

      I am so glad we met via HP, and that you have shared with me of your near death experiences, and you are here to live and share what you have gone through, You may never know who your personal story of the very trials and tribulations you have been through in this life, may bless another. I believe we should all write or tell others of what we have been through in this life, as that is why we are still here, no matter if we share the same faith or not.

      Again, thank you for your very kind words.

      You are an amazing woman.

      No, you're right about that . . . I shall not forget the next mammo and other BSGI, which I now have to have every six months in lieu of just once a year!!!

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Yes. The Lord did heal you. Sometimes, it is interesting to see the faces of doctors when they can't find the cancer anymore. Then, you tell them that you prayed for healing and the Lord did heal you. What was once blatant on the chart, they now have to hunt, peck, and dig deep to find. They just can't believe the Lord can heal like that. But, as in your case, you have shown that He can. Thank you for sharing your story of healing with us. It gives us all hope and shows us that if we ask the Lord, He will be here for us.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Marlene,

      So glad for your visit here and, yes, the Lord no doubt whatsoever healed me of this cancer. You are right, even the doctors were baffled!

      Thank you for your wonderful words here to glorify our Lord God.

      God bless you dear one. I am having some computer trouble, as all of my videos on every hub are not showing up on at least my end. I hope you were able to view it on your end. My husband is attempting to fix the problem.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      May I mention once again that this is a wonderful hub, attributing to the love and care of our Father and Savior. By the way, the video is working perfectly from my end. Nice choice. A perfect accompaniment - can't go wrong with Casting Crowns. I like how they ended the video with Johna 2:2 - He said: "In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help and you listened to my cry..."

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Your courage is inspiring. Your story, very moving. How wonderful that you are well today. You put yourself in His hands and were blessed beyond measure. Thank you for your beautiful testimony which I am sharing with others. Voted up and across except for funny. Hugs!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Faith..just wanted to tell you that i read your comment and appreciate both the effort-and the loving heart behind the words! Thank you, my new friend - i'm grateful we met, as well!!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Marlene,

      Why of course you may dear, as you will be glorifying our dear Lord.

      That is great news. I just realized it is on my end, as no one else's videos are showing up on my end either on their hubs? Thanks for letting me know this, as I was hoping that all others could view the videos. You are a dear one for the lovely kind words. Yes, when we call upon the name of the Lord, He will relieve us of our distress.

      God bless you and thank you again for letting me know about the videos showing up on your end. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Audrey (vocalcoach),

      I am so glad for your visit here dear one. I appreciate such lovely words to glorify our Lord God. And I thank you for sharing.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Leslie,

      Oh, you are such a lovely person inside and out, with such great wit. I see you are still going strong too dear one, and there is a reason why you and I are still here no doubt.

      I am still thinking about your "Hub of the Day." I think is has gone viral!!! You are so awesome. I am very thankful we met.

      I am trying to get caught up on commenting, but I really need to write something of value here. Ha. I just got in a little while ago, and my computer is giving me fits. Just another day.

      The lovely comments you left, Leslie, made me feel much better after this long day. I pray your evening is lovely. Keep on having fun!!! And NEVER change.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      What a story! Faith strengthen body and soul more than most of us will ever know.

      Thanks for this most informative and inspiring hub, Faith Reaper. You are truly reaping faith.

      Beautiful grandchildren!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Martie,

      Just getting in from another long day, but I am so glad to see you here stopping by to visit dear one!!!

      Thank you so much for the kind words, and I am glad you found this hub informative and inspiring.

      My granddaughters are such little cuties, and I thank you for the lovely comment.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Wow, amazing story. I was on my way to sleep and found myself here. So, so happy you are ok. Cancer is an awesome thing but not as awesome as faith. Thank you for sharing this!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Randi,

      So glad for your visit in the wee hours of the morning here. Thank you so much, and yes I am healed. I appreciate your kind words dear one. I am so delirious right now and need to go to bed, but I had been working on a new hub and accidentally hit publish when it was not ready to be published, so I unpublished it real quick, and now it is saying duplicate! I just better to to bed before I mess up something else. LOL I hope that is the reason it is saying duplicate, as I tested it and removed all the text back into Word, with nothing left but a video and image, and it is still saying duplicate? Good night dear one. I will catch up on your lovely hubs tomorrow. I do not have the grands this weekend. So, I needed to get something published.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Oh no, good luck. I hope it gets squared away for you! Good night!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks dear one, me too! Good night!!!

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Wow, what an uplifting and inspiring, true story of faith, love and healing. I definitely believe in the power of prayer.

      What is particularly beautiful about your story is your faith that the Lord would see you through things under any circumstances, even if the hoped for healing had not occurred.

      My nursing experiences, and also my personal experiences with loved ones who have suffered from terminal illnesses, have shown me that spiritual and also relationship healing can occur through prayer even if the disease itself is not eradicated.

      I am glad however, that in your case, physical healing occurred and that you have more time to spend praying for others and being a loving presence in the lives of those beautiful little grandchildren and the rest of your family.

      Am voting this hub up across the board and sharing.

      Hub Hugs & Love,

      Gail

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Gail,

      Always so wonderful to see you stopping by! Thank you so much for leaving such lovely comments here to glorify our God through faith and prayer.

      I know in your experiences as a nurse, you surely have seen a lot to confirm the power of prayer of healing and that healing of realtionships through times when dire health related matters are sure to arise in a person's life.

      Thank you for your awesome comments here that add so much to this hub! I appreciate the votes and sharing dear one.

      I do praise God and give him all the glory for His healing me of this terrible disease, which takes the lives of so many. I know that means He has plans for me to use that gift to glorify Him in all things. And I can only pray that I do such.

      Hub Hugs & Love to you as well dear one. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Thank you for sharing your story. It seems to me that more and more women are getting this now, including my own mother, several relatives and friends -- at least more so than say, 20 years ago. This hub offers hope and I'm voting it Up, Useful and Awesome.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi alcosin,

      I appreciate your visits as always dear one. I am so very sorry for all those in your family. Yes, it seems that is the case, or either we are just hearing more about it now.

      I am sorry I have not been able to comment much this week. My mother is in ICU with a kidney stone in another state and she is 84, and then my sister too, just emailed me and said they found a lump in one of her breasts, but I am praying it is just a cyst. So, I have been praying fervently.

      I appreciate your kind words here and the vote up. I read one of your awesome hubs late last night, and it was awesome, so I do want to comment.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      I'm glad that you are cancer free. The Lord is great and he does work in mysterious ways. Your faith in him has healed you. Another amazing story. up ++++.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello again lovedoctor!

      Thanks so much for stopping by once again to read and leave lovely comments to glorify our Lord God. I appreciate your kind words.

      Thanks for the vote up.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Very wonderful and interesting hub, keep on reaping faith and i am glad that the LORD has healed you. God is good all the time.

      Have a wonderful day

      Shalom and peace be unto you

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest LadyFiddler,

      So great to see you here! Thank you for your kind words here. Yes, I praise Him for His healing on me. Yes, God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good.

      Peace and blessings your way. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      know how I missed this awesome serious hub. I praise God that He saved you my friend

      I am linking this to my hub. IT'S a SAD SAD DAY

      God bless you my friend..

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you my sweetest and beloved friend. Yes, praise Him! And as Leslie commented here, I will be sure to NEVER miss my annual, well now, semi-annual mammogram for sure, which I just had last week, and all is still clear!!!

      I have linked your beautiful tribute hub here too about your cherished friend.

      God bless. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I still remember my cousin who went through surgery because of breast cancer. She could not survive more than two years.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I am so very sorry about your cousin not surviving dearest Vinaya.

      Cancer is a monster no doubt. I, too, have lost many family members and friends to cancer.

      Thanks for taking the time to read. I praise God daily for healing me of such a terrible disease. I just had my exam the other week, and still all clear! Once having the disease one must continue on with all of the lab work often to keep a close eye on it that it does not return.

      I know God has big plans for me as I am still here on this planet for some reason!

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Faith,

      God is the best healer.I am glad to hear that you get recovered from that kind of cancer.Your doctors were really great..rarely to find in hospitals!

      Thanks so much for sharing with us this wonderful experience!

      Many blessings to you!

      Many hugs and much love sent to you!

      I voted up!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Tijani (James-Wolve),

      I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to even read and especially leave a comment here!!!

      Our Lord God most certainly is a healer, as He healed me no doubt whatsoever.

      Yes, I am blessed to have such amazing doctors no doubt.

      Again, thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment.

      I appreciate the vote up.

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Faith,

      I will read more of you,Just give me time ;)

      I like to read about your experiences :)

      God Bless you too,

      Much love and tons of hugs sent to you from Morocco northern,

      Tijani

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Tijani (James-Wolve),

      Thanks again for taking the time to comment here once again! :)

      Speaking of time, I do not have enough hours in the day myself, truth be known. I wake up at 5:00 a.m. each morning, and then I have an hour commute to work in the city, and of course an hour back home in the evenings. In fact, I just arrived home at it is 6:29 p.m. And that is not counting those days when I must run errands after work. Sometimes, on my break or at lunch I may get to comment. But during the week I am away from my home over 10 hours in the day. Then to actually find time to comment and not to mention attempt to get a hub published, is pretty tough. If my grands are not up visiting on the weekends, I usually will try to write then, as my time during the week is pretty much used up to say the least.

      I used to stay up late to try to catch up on commenting, but no more, as I must get up at 5:00 a.m., so I need the rest. So, I, too, am one busy person :) !!!

      Hugs and love from southern USA, Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dearest Faith Reaper,

      What a woman!! You are so brave, and your absolutely mesmerizing testimony just blows me away.You most certainly deserve the crown of your beautiful name, and light emanating from your diadem glows with great dignity, and royal integrity, exuding His peace which surpasseth all understanding.

      Oh Faith....I think I did you a disservice by making a flighty comparison to you and SuperGirl.....she could only live in your shade, and you nigh on burst my own heart with the awful time you went through, with a situation which might break some, but you have lived up to, and surpassed with excellence, your namesake.

      I used to work on a men's urology/surgical/cancer ward, so I can grasp a little of what you must have gone through, but you have come out of this battle at the other end, the victor, bringing glory to God as well.

      You are a true inspiration, not just for women everywhere, but for all of those who suffer this terrible affliction, and their families too.

      Why the finest, and best people on this planet have to suffer such things, I'll never know for certain.....perhaps He thought you could handle it, and it was the best way for you to bring glory to His name, but one thing I do know for certain, is that you are a rare, and wonderful, priceless gem, who displays unique beauty of the highest order, and I for one am so very pleased to have made your acquaintance on HP.

      Love, Peace, and Goodwill to you, dear heart.

      Sincerely,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Dearest Romeos,

      What a lovely way to wake up on this morn and read such a generous and most beautiful comment. There are no buttons to click for most thoughtful and lovely comment. I am so humbled by your wonderful comments.

      Thank you for sharing about your work in a men's urology/surgical/cancer ward. How very interesting!

      Your last paragraph there tells a powerful truth, just as I promised Him, I would glorify Him through this trail, and I pray that is what I have done and continue to do so. So, yes, it is through those trials that we place our full trust and faith in Him, and glorify Him in the process . . . Exactly!

      Again, thank you for gracing my page here this morning, as you have placed a big smile on my face.

      Agape love to you always. Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      RealityTalk 3 years ago from Planet Earth

      First, I have to reiterate what one commentator already wrote, "you don't look like a grandmother." You look very young. Your husband is a lucky man.

      Second, I am so happy for you that you came through your ordeal so well. Cancer is scary and it sounds like you faced it bravely.

      I am not a religious believer, so I cannot praise a higher power other than the medical team that treated you. In my mind, if there was a higher power that could cure an illness, I have to ask why did it allow the illness in the first place and why would it need a medical team to help cure the problem. I praise medical science for everything capable of being cured these days. If not for my brother's medical team, and the new heart they gave him, I would be one brother less than I am now and my brother would not be turning 60 years old this month. Similar to my brother (but not near the long-term seriousness of his problem), I faced a a medical issue that but for the medical staff at my local hospital, I would not be here today. I am so thankful that there are people who study and research ways to mend and cure the ills of the human body. Neither my brother nor I could have cured ourselves.

      I am so happy for you and for your family. Please don't misunderstand my stating my lack of religious faith; I have to be honest to my philosophical beliefs. Your story touched me however, and I felt compelled to comment about your story. You remind me of my brother. My brother went through, and still is going through, great hardship which resulted in his heart transplant. He still suffers from the illness that caused his old heart to weaken and need replacement, but he bravely went through, and still perseveres, his personal hell to be here today for his wife and his children and all of his family as well as himself. I admire my brother and people like him for their strong faith that they will persevere.

      You sound like a wonderful person who faced a fearful threat to your health and bravely came through it. I have no doubt you have a wonderful family standing by your side giving adding to your strength. I wish you wonderful days ahead and I believe you to be stronger than any cancer; and I have no doubt you will keep it at bay. I understand your wanting to give credit to a higher power, but give credit to yourself as well. It is obvious you are a strong individual and your own personal inner strength is as much a credit to your survival as anything else. Remain strong. Remain you. And be well. My best wishes!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Dearest RealityTalk,

      So very glad for your visit here this night! Thank you so much for you kind comments. My profile photo was taken about two years ago while we were traveling to the Atlanta Aquarium with my granddaughters and then to see my sweet mother, who has since went to be with the Lord this past Christmas. I was looking back at them while riding in the car and they always brings such joy and my daughter snapped that photo. Each time I see it, I am reminded of that trip. Yes, my son made me a grandmother at a young age much to my surprise. I have written a tribute here to all the lovely grandmothers in HP Town, and you should see just how lovely and young looking they are indeed!

      Thank you for your honest and heartfelt comments here. I am sorry your brother had such serious heart problems to require a heart transplant, and still perseveres.

      All I know is to tell of my own experiences and what happened. The cancer was there, and then it was gone, and I felt such peace like no peace I have ever felt in my life, as you have read here. If it had happened about 15 years ago, I know I would have flipped out, and it is understandable for anyone to do such when cancer or any other serious, life-threatening disease or illness strikes. In my heart I know that I knew of and experienced such peace, for even if the cancer had ravished my body, I would have still been okay due to my personal and intimate relationship with my sweet Lord. I know that not one of us is guaranteed a tomorrow, and I know this place is not my true home, for He has gone to prepare a place for me, as this world is temporal and passing away. This is just what I truly believe. I have experienced many answers to prayer, as I have not one bit of doubt He can heal if it is His will. So, being that I am still here, I know I am here for a reason and that is to share what He has done in my life. I cannot speak for others.

      I do know the experience has made me a much stronger person and the little things in this life that would really bother me no longer do so.

      I do know that bad things happen to good people each day regardless if one is a believer or not.

      I am totally healed and I know it was the Lord God who healed me, as the cluster was so very large one week and shrank to almost nothing by the next week when I had the biopsy, and then the very next week when I had the BSGI photos, they could not see anything. I am here for a reason, and I believe it is to glorify Him.

      Just this past year after another female surgery, and after about six weeks, I developed large blot clots in both lungs, which they told me was so very dangerous that I could die at any given moment. I was not frightened one bit. Then six months passed and I was able to have another CT Scan and it was clear. If one of those clots had broken away then I could have died. Well, as I tell my grown children, during my hour commute each way to work during the week into the city, I could very well be killed in an accident as I see it happening all of the time. I would want them to celebrate my life and would not want a cross on the side of the Interstate as a reminder of where I was killed for my children to see every time they drove by that spot (this is just me), for I know that I am not there, but with my sweet Lord.

      Thank you for such leaving such kind and heartfelt comments here towards me. And I will keep your brother and his family in my thoughts and prayers for comfort in now of that peace, His peace, which surpasses all understanding. It is very hard to explain unless someone experiences such.

      I have witnessed a miracle while serving in a women's prison ministry. I had prayed while at work and people were a witness to the answer to such prayer that very day. It was not me, but the Lord hearing my prayers for I have not one bit of doubt in me that He can heal if it is His will. I have written about those instances here too and many others.

      He tells us in His Word that we will face many trials of many kinds each day, so we should not be surprised by them, for He is there to go through them with us. This has just been my experience, and I cannot speak as to anyone else's experiences.

      I am blessed by your visit here this night and I thank you once again for your kindness and frankness in your comments.

      I am thankful for all the wonderful cancer doctors at the cancer center and the radiation techs, for they are all truly wonderful people, but there was nothing there for them to treat, as the cancer was no longer in my body, and they were baffled,as I could tell by the look on their faces. I just smiled and praised Him.

      Hugs and agape love to you and yours always, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oops, well I see I timed out on my comment while I was editing, so please forgive any mistakes, as it is so very late.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      Faith, I am SO glad Reality Talk visited this hub, as it popped up this morning in my emails! Very timely. One of my closest friends was diagnosed last year with the exact cancer you shared above. She is doing fine, and also had radiation treatments and her cancer is gone...she does go for regular checkups, and we keep in touch all the time.

      Just YESTERDAY another close friend telephoned me to share that she was diagnosed with breast cancer this week. I am so glad to read your story at this sad time, because your trust in the Lord is such an inspiration! Especially your lack of fear and your total dependence on God.

      My friend sees her surgeon tomorrow, and I know she is scared, as she told me she was shaking when at the doctors last week informing her of her diagnosis.

      I pray God can use me to help her in any way that I can. I am so glad you shared this extremely important phase of your life - you have no idea how many will be encouraged and inspired. Your user name Faith Reaper is so very appropriate.

      I just read your note above, and SO glad you shared how that pic of you was taken...I have always wondered! It is such a beautiful photo of you.

      You are beautiful, inside and out!

      God bless you real good, and I will stay in touch, as you know!

      Love Sparklea :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Sparklea,

      Thank you so much for sharing all of this with me. It was so very late, and my eyes were blurring, so I hope my commenting makes sense, although I went and tried to edit where necessary, and then it timed out on me. I was so tired to try to do a whole new comment.

      It is so understandable to be so very afraid when one hears of such a diagnosis no doubt. And, as I stated, I too, would have flipped out when hearing such myself about 15 years ago or so, before I had that really true intimate and personal relationship with Jesus. For it is He and He alone who calms my fears this day.

      Even those who are believers, it is understandable for that fear to creep in, especially with such a disease as cancer or any other life-threatening disease is made known. That is the time to look up to Him and not around and cry out to Him in your distress, and as He promises He will (not maybe), but will relieve you of such distress by His comforting presence.

      I am praying for you as always and now I will add to the prayer that the Lord God use you in mighty ways to comfort your dear friend, as well as praying for healing and peace for your dear friend, whatever His will.

      Thank you for your kind words as to my profile pic, and I used to have an explanation of it on my profile page, as it truly brings me a lot of joy, at the time too, as I am smiling so, when I think of that wonderful time I am so blessed to spend with my little blessings from above. Just the thought of those sweet little children God has placed in my life always places a big smile on my face. However, since it was taken with a cellphone, it does not show up well when someone so kind here will write something special for me and uses that photo, and that is okay, as it truly reminds me of a special time.

      You are beautiful inside and out too and I praise Him for you each day!

      God bless you too precious heart. Yes, will be in touch as always.

      In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Sparklea, I should have mentioned of you being one of the lovely grandmothers here on HP, of many, and just look how beautiful you are inside and out!!! A grandmother of six or is it now seven? : )

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      RealityTalk 3 years ago from Planet Earth

      Faith Reaper, thanks for your kind words. And I am so sorry for the loss of your mom this past Christmas. My wife lost her dad around the same time you lost your mom, and I lost my dad just a year ago. It is not easy losing a parent.

      Once again, I wish you the best of health and the best of life!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest RealityTalk,

      Thank you so much for telling me that and, yes, it is so very hard indeed to lose my mother and, as I have stated many times here, she was the sweetest person on this planet that I have ever known. In my entire lifetime, I never heard her say one ill word against anyone, and she lived to be 84. My dad died a long time ago from a stroke.

      I, too, am so very sorry for your great loss and that of your wife's too. Yes, losing a parent is very tough for sure.

      I failed to mention this in my comment in the wee hours of the morning here before, and my eyes were so very blurry too, but since you are here now, I want to tell you that I am so very glad to know that your are doing so well after your serious health issue too.

      I hope nothing for the best for your continued good health precious heart.

      I do so hope you are enjoying this lovely day with your precious family.

      Hugs and much love to you and yours always, Faith Reaper

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Breast Cancer ~ Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) ~ My True Story what an incredible story and the way you approached the situation was more than just positively with a great mind like yours you can manage any obstacle

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, Devika,

      It was with the Lord's strength and knowing Him in that personal and intimate relationship, that no matter what, I would be okay. When one experiences His peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding, it is like nothing else one can experience. I know He healed me without a doubt and I am still here for a reason. Praise Him! To God be the glory!

      God bless you,

      Faith Reaper

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      There are real heroes who walk this earth, and you're one of them. My wife survived hairy cell leukemia, not once, but twice, so I know firsthand the perspective of a family member and loved one.

      Thank you for your courage and willingness to share this incredible story as well as the brilliant and God-favored team who took very good care of you.

      With great wonder, respect, and aloha for you and the God who showers His abundant grace on us every single day of our lives...

      ~Joe

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Morning there my dear friend, Joe!

      What a lovely way to start off the weekend ...with your friendly face shining brightly on my hub page here! You are such a light here on HP, and I am so blessed to have met you. I am no heroine, but I am still alive for a reason, I truly believe and so are you and your precious wife. We do know how to cherish each moment of each day once death faces us straight in the face.

      God is so good indeed and all I care to do is glorify Him through my experiences in this life.

      May the Lord God bless you and keep you and yours.

      When we delight ourselves in Him, He gives us the desires of our hearts.

      Tons of Hugs to you from southern USA this beautiful day,

      Faith Reaper

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This is a touching, life affirming story of healing and faith. I wish you well in your life and health. May you flourish in everything you do.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear FlourishAnyway,

      Thank you so much for reading. I appreciate your kind comments and thank you so much. Yes, I am still here, so I know there is a reason for such and I pray I do flourish wherever I am, and I appreciate your lovely comment.

      Please do not forget your annual mammogram!

      Hugs,

      Faith Reaper

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      suzettenaples 3 years ago

      Faith: I just found this and read it. Of course your faith would heal you. This is a lovely story and I am so happy for you that've everything turned out well! God has plans for you and one is being around for those precious granddaughters. This was joyful and unifying to read. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      cynthtggt 3 years ago from New York, NY

      Faith, I just read this post today and am wondering why I never saw this before. Generally, I do get notifications from you when you publish. What a marvelous testimony of God's power, and how you describe your relationship with the physicians you worked with is inspirational as well. For it is true, as they said, "they would miss me so very much, as they had never met anyone like me, which touched my heart, as I had never met anyone like them and told them so." This is such an important hub for its demonstration of the power of faith, written by a reaper of it.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear suzzette!

      Thank you so much for reading two days ago! I am so sorry, I just have seen this here, please forgive me.

      Yes, He did heal me no doubt about it one bit. I know He has plans for me, for I am still here, and here for my grandchildren too. Thank you for leaving such lovely and generous comments dear friend. You're the best!

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, Dear Cynthia,

      You are so precious to leave such lovely comments here. Well, I had written this hub so very long ago, a month after I joined HP, 17 months ago, so you may have not known of me then. Many did not know of this hub, but I placed it on the highlight and it is slowly getting around and I am thankful some have shared so that others may know of the power of praying and faith and His healing me without one bit of doubt!

      I am so glad you found this hub now dear friend. You have blessed me this day with your beautiful comment. I love it when God baffles the doctors!

      I am glad to write of when the Lord does a powerful thing in my life to His glory and His alone!

      God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dearest Faith,

      I simply cannot believe I missed this beautiful, inspirational and miraculous story of your inner strength and deep faith. You are a beacon of hope for everyone you encounter.

      I wanted to publicly congratulate you on Most Religious Hubber in this year's Hubbies. You are the real deal and I am ever so proud of you.

      Love, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, thank you dear Maria, you are truly a beautiful person. I am blessed to know you and call you friend.

      It seems a lot may have missed this one, as it was published a month after I joined HP 18 months ago, so not many knew of me then LOL. It is slowly getting around.

      I had no choice but to write this one, for I know without a single doubt, He healed me, just like that and I love it when He baffles the doctors.

      Thank you so much for the congrats. I am really so shocked and humbled by such, for I know many who are so deserving. When I first decided to write on HP, it was just to write a message of love of hope and share what I call my "Boasting in the Lord" stories of how He truly has worked in my life. So, that is why I write non-fiction and attempt to glorify Him and Him alone, and not myself.

      I pray I have never been too preachy, but gently sharing the love in my heart that was placed there by Him, to all who read and in my commenting to others.

      You have such a beautiful heart and give so much love to all.

      Love, Faith Reaper

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Ahh Faith, your name says it all. First off, I'm so sorry about your dear mother and the fact that you had to experience breast cancer at all. This article taught me new things about you and it does explain who you are today. Your a gentle soul for sure Faith, you've inspired me and thousands more I'm sure. Your strength, wisdom, and FAITH are something to reckon with.

      Faith, I mean this from the bottom of my heart, your special. You have great gifts and you always shine a light when I seem to fall off track. I'm not what you call a "religious man," but I know God exist and I'm thankful for everything. Do I show it? No, I'm afraid not. Sometimes I question believing. I know though, deep down inside, he's real and I try my best to live right. I appreciate every thoughtful comment and word that you ever write. There's always a message worth taking note in your articles. Voted up and all across but funny, shared on Facebook. For that, I thank you dear Faith.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, Dear lyric,

      You are such a genuine and kind person and also so generous in your commenting to me. I do hope you know how special you are in His eyes and mine too! All of us fall off track precious heart. I really do not consider myself to be "religious" either, but I do love the Lord so very much, for He knows me and still loves me, just as He loves you too. I am glad He is not finished with me yet, and I am still a work in progress.

      Being that I am still here, I know there is a reason and I pray that I glorify Him and Him alone and not myself, and that really is the only reason I started to write here on HubPages to begin with ... and I pray that I never come across as too preachy. I just want to convey a message of love, hope and maybe leave a kind word here and there.

      It is okay to doubt, and search Him out, for that is when you will truly find Him. He will never give up on you, never.

      Thank you for mentioning my sweet mother (I do not think I wrote of her here that I see), but she did go on to be with the Lord last Christmas, just four days after her 84th Birthday. Her whole life, she never spoke an ill word against anyone, that I had ever heard. I praise Him for blessing me with the sweetest momma on the planet.

      I appreciate the vote up and across and sharing.

      When you delight yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart.

      God bless you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Faith, You are proving that Faith with works is healing, overcoming and achieving. My hat is tipped to you. Keep having it, Faith!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear word55,

      So glad for your visit here this day! Thank you so much for your kind comments. Yes, I give all glory and honor to my sweet Lord for healing me. Being I am still here, I know He has many plans for me.

      God bless you, Faith Reaper

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      What a miracle, so glad all turned out well for you. I’m sure your faith brought you thought this. Voted up and shared.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, dear moonlake.

      Yes, indeed, a miracle of healing without a doubt! I give all praise to Him. I do love it when the Lord God baffles the doctors.

      I appreciate the vote up and share.

      Have a great weekend.

      God bless you,

      Faith Reaper

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Faith, you obviously have a lot to live for, especially those beautiful grandchildren. I have never gone through cancer, and I know it's one of the hardest things for a person to endure. I've been sick in the past with surgeries and when I come out of it ok, I say to myself, "God has a plan for me. He's not done with me yet." Even though while we go through these things, it's painful and often we don't understand it. I'm glad you came through it.

      I think it's important and wonderful that you shared your story here. I know when I was going through several surgeries, I sought information on the internet. It was comforting to connect with other people going through the same thing.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Crafty,

      Yes, I, too, believe I am still here for a reason. I know without a doubt the good Lord God healed me of such cancer and I do believe it is important to share our stories with others, just as you have stated here. That was in 2011, and in 2012, I had surgery, female related as they wanted to be sure it was not cancer, and they could not tell otherwise than to do surgery. After six weeks, in June of 2012, I had such a sharp stabbing pain in my left ribs. I could not take a deep breath without such pain. I went to the ER and the doctor there did a CT Scan and they found large blood clots in both lungs, more in the left lung. They said I could die at any second if one broke away. I was on blood thinner for a bit. After six months, they did another CT Scan and they clots were gone for they had absorbed into my body. Again, I had no fear of dying, as I know where I would go if I did die; however, once again, being I am still here, I know He still has plans for me.

      Yes, it is comforting to connect with other people who have gone through what you are going through.

      God bless you,

      Faith Reaper

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      How wonderful that you are healed! Your peace of mind throughouto this ordeal is astonishing. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Crystal,

      So lovely to have you stopping by to read this evening! Yes, it is indeed a wonderful thing to be healed. Praise Him! To God be the glory! That day I saw that huge cluster of calcifications, was the day I truly knew of that peace, His peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding. It is hard to put it into words, but I actually felt His peace falling down on me, like rain from Heaven above, healing rain.

      Thank you for reading.

      God bless you and keep you,

      Faith Reaper

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you for sharing your struggles and your recovery. My mother went through a few years of the nightmare yet has recovered, at least physically. She has so many little side ailments that have arose due to the aggressive chemo. But the grandchildren help in the healing process. Much love from Nevada. Jamie

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much Jamie for your kind comments here. I am so sorry your mother had to go through such an ordeal; however, I am thrilled she has recovered. I know I am blessed to not have had to go through any chemo for sure. Yes, grandchildren are little blessings from above and do heal the heart, mind and body with the joy they bring into one's life and love like no other. I pray that your mother's little side ailments subside.

      Hugs and love to you from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Faith, Hello precious sister. God truly works through his children. You are a light in a dark world faith reaper. I love your faith and how you glorify our Lord in all things, as it should be.

      Your story is touching and what an inspiration to all who come to read. Our Lord is master physician indeed. I love how you knew that you knew and had the peace of God that transcends all understanding.

      I was in the hospital last year with pneumonia in my right lower lung. I prayed in the hospital for healing. The Doctors told me I would need to stay 3 or 4 days. Well the next morning the Doc walked in with intern and said they saw nothing in my lungs from the chest scan after I was admitted. I told them it was a miracle and suggested they had probably seen many of them in their work. They did agree but they were stunned my lungs were clear!!!! I went home in a few hours. Truly a miracle. I knew when I prayed my lungs had cleared of the pneumonia. It was awesome.

      I love ya faith reaper. You are a gem of gems sister. You keep the hubs of love coming girl. May God Bless you and yours each day.

      I love how you added your darling granddaughters in your story. They are so precious, just like nannie. I chuckled at the ' boo boo' comment. Too cute.

      shared and voted.

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      The Stages Of ME 3 years ago

      Faith Reaper

      Thank you for sharing, this hub will bless so many. My mom found her breast cancer in a similar way after being quite late on her regular studies. Our God is an awesome healer and your faith has truly set you free . Blessings always :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear precious sister Skye,

      Such a blessing to see you here this day once again! Yes, I truly knew right then, and then His peace just rained down on me, and I told Him right then, that I would glorify Him through this no matter the outcome. So great, so great is His faithfulness!!! Praise Him! To God be the Glory! I know I am still here for a reason.

      Thank you for sharing of your miracle too. I believe it is so important that we tell of His mighty works and miracles, for they are still happening this day! The prayer of those right with God is powerful and effective! When we truly believe Him, that He is able and without a doubt can heal, if that is His will, then we know He can and will heal.

      You are more valuable and beautiful than any of the rarest gems on this planet.

      Yes, thinking back of that time when the girls and my son lived with us for those 18 months or so, I wondered how we made it through that time, but we did and really, it was a precious and joyful time to have them there during that time. Yes, my oldest granddaughter is always so concerned when someone, especially Nannie, has a boo boo : ) Since she was healed from her broken arm and severe nerve damage this year, and He healed her completely when the doctors were saying she would never fully regain use of her left arm, and today, just a short time later, she has full use of her left arm and there is no sign of any nerve damage ... she says she wants to be a doctor ... or a teacher, at the moment.

      I appreciate the share and vote

      Keep on shining your light for His glory.

      Love you too,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Stages OF ME,

      Thank you for reading and, yes, our Lord God is an awesome God, who heals! That is my prayer that by telling of His mighty works and miracles through prayer and of His healing, many will receive a blessing. Thank you for sharing about your mother, and I will keep her and you in my prayers too.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Audrey Selig 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Dear Faith. You have so many friends, and we all love you for your courage. You are so strong and such a good Christian. Your story is so real that I can picture you with your perplexed physicians. I am so glad to know you and to know cancer passed you by. You made all the right decisions. Thanks for sharing. Hugs. Audrey. Many shares.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Audrey,

      Aw, thank you so much! What a kind and lovely thing to write here in a comment. Yes, I truly remember seeing each one of the doctors' faces with their perplexed looks at the thought of ... where did it go? I so love it when God baffles doctors; however, I am mindful He uses them to heal too.

      Yes, I am still here, so I know there is a reason ... to glorify Him.

      Thank you for blessing me here this night with such generous and kind comments.

      Hugs and love to you from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      Faith by name - faith by example and a pretty awesome story too. A story which could have had a very different outlook! Sometimes the good are not meant to die young.

      Love the photo of the girls and also the one you chose to grace the top of your Hub - their love and enjoyment just shines through.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello sallybea,

      So nice to meet you! Thank you for reading and leaving such lovely comments here. Well, I know I am still here for a reason, and I truly believe that reason is to glorify Him.

      Yes, my granddaughters bring much joy to me in this life, and I am glad they were living with us during that time. Yes, those women at the top there in the photo ... one can see the love and joy shining through indeed. Thank you for noticing such. You are very perspective.

      You are so right, my story could have had a very different outcome for sure, but it was His will I am still here, and I know there is a reason for such.

      Again, I am so thank to have met you precious heart.

      Hugs and much love to you this day,

      Faith Reaper

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      An inspiring and upliting story.

      Your faith rings out so clearly in your words and the strength and peace it gives you is abundant.

      I am so glad that all was well for you and you that you have emerged stronger in both spirit and happiness.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Anna,

      I am so glad you stopped by for a visit here! Thank you so much for your lovely and kind comments. Yes, He heard and He healed, and I am still here for a reason.

      More Hugs to you,

      Faith Reaper

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      You know--faith is an amazing thing--I am not a believer in the sense that you are --but I do know that so much of how and when we love has the ability to change not only us, but those around us-I am truly touched by your story and by your profound faith

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      deergha 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      You are a true Faith Reaper...amazing testimony. Almost speechless to say anymore ...Many things are said above...hats off to you my dearest friend.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      God is great. Trust Him and He will cure you. You have proved it. Your testimony will give new life to many who lay losing hope when they face the similar issue. Thank you for sharing your feeling and knowledge here. Really wonderful and very much appreciable. Dear best of luck and pray for good health. You are rare example of true spirit and high confidence. Keep it up.

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Faith Reaper, about says it all ! I'll tell you this girl , every time I read a hub , comment of yours ! I see first hand why God has angels working ....Here on earth ! You are one of those angels somehow I know this . This side of the pearlies is where you belong !. ....I'm a reader and when I read something like this , I know there's a higher power ! You win !......Ed

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Audrey,

      I am so glad my story and faith has truly touched you and thank you for sharing such. I appreciate your comments so much, even though you do not believe in the sense as I do!

      I appreciate you reading and leaving such wonderful comments.

      Hugs and much love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi sweet friend, deergha,

      I appreciate you and thank you for reading and I am speechless when I think about it now, just how God had healed me and I am still here to tell about it. He is amazing. You're the best!

      Hugs and much love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello sunilkunnoth2012,

      Thank you so much for reading! Yes, God is great and when we place our full trust and faith in Him, miraculous things happen indeed, if it is His will. I know that I am still here for a reason, and so I will share my stories of how He has worked in my life. This is the reason why I write here on HubPages, really. I appreciate your lovely comments to glorify our Lord God.

      God bless you,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, Dear Ed (ahorseback),

      Bless you for leaving such kind comments to me, but all the glory goes to our Lord God, for He is the healer no doubt! I know that I am still here for a reason, and I believe it is to share what He has done in my life with others for His glory and His glory alone.

      We all win, when we know Him!

      I appreciate you taking the time to read and may God bless you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Faith, I cried happy tears at reading this. How blessed we are to know his love and healing touch.

      Thank you for sharing this with your readers.

      Shyron

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Shyron,

      Yes, we are blessed beyond measure indeed to know of His great love and His healing touch!

      I am so glad you have stopped by to read this evening.

      God bless you and yours. In His Love Always,

      Faith Reaper

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This inspiring story of your faith and the healing of your body is sure to help others in their times of need. I could feel the power that you were given and the peace you described. Thank you for sharing your powerful story of overcoming this scary disease. I know the Lord has blessed you for your love and courage to face this and the challenges of life.

      Your Grandchildren are beautiful, just like their parents' Mom.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Peg,

      Yes, He is so faithful to rain that peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding, down on me, and I know, as I truly experienced it through this and have been cancer free since 2011. Praise Him! If I had cancer just 10 or 15 years ago, I know I would have freaked out (which is a normal reaction), and so I am thankful for that intimate and personal relationship with Lord, who I know gave me such peace and then healed me! So great is His faithfulness.

      Each person's experience with cancer is different, and I wanted to share my personal experience as it happened.

      I am so blessed to celebrate the joy of each day and life, especially enjoying the laughter of my grandchildren. I have a grandson now : ) He is a sweetie too.

      Thank you for leaving such lovely comments this day.

      I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend so far.

      Blessings always, dear Peg

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 2 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you for sharing your experience through this precious hub. Praise God for your healing! Now you can write 1,000 more hubs:)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello grand old lady,

      I am so sorry I missed your lovely comment from 18 hours ago! Yes, praise God for He certainly healed without one shadow of a doubt. That is exactly why I began writing here to share of what the Lord God has done in my life for His glory.

      God bless you

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      Ibidii 2 years ago

      Wonderful story and praise the Lord you were healed with your Faith! Bless you and your family and darling granddaughters!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Ibidii,

      I appreciate your visits to my hubs this evening! Yes, Praise Him! I know without a doubt, He heard my prayers and He healed me. I am still here for a reason, and I believe that is to glorify Him.

      Bless you too!

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      Cynthia 2 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Dear Faith Reaper,

      This is such a touching piece-- your faith is phenomenal and you would appear to be mightily (but meekly) outreaching to the HP community with the Love of Christ. I'm in awe. Voting you up, tweeting, pinning, sharing! ~Cynthia

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Faith, so glad I read your testimony today. Thanks for your demonstration of what trusting faith in God can do. I celebrate with you for your healing and continuing good health. Praises to Jehovah-Rapha!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Cynthia (techygran),

      Thank you so much for stopping by my side of HP Town and leaving such generous comments. You are so kind. I praise Him each day and hope to glorify Him. I love it when He baffles the doctors!

      I appreciate the vote up, tweet, pin and share.

      You're the best!

      God bless you and yours

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello MsDora,

      Always a blessing when you stop by to read. I am so blessed to experience His peace, the peace that passes all understanding, like no other. Yes, Praises to Jehovah-Rapha! Amen!

      God bless you and yours

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Do you mind if I link to this either in my survivor's hub or a similar upcoming one? I thought of you when I was writing and listening to all those survivors songs. You are a strong lady.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Flourish!

      I am so sorry that I am just now seeing your comment here! Oh, yes, I would be honored for you to link this hub here to your survivor's hub or an upcoming one. Thank you for thinking of me, lovely lady.

      Blessings to you to always continue to flourish ... I know you are a strong lady and survivor too.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Faith, I cried happy tears again at reading this. How blessed we are to know His Love and healing touch. I wish that every living being could know His Amazing Grace.

      I hope that all is still well with you.

      More blessings and hugs sent to you.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Shyron,

      Yes, His love knows no bounds and His grace is a beautiful free gift, and I praise Him! He hears and He heals.

      You are so precious. Yes, I am well, sweetie.

      (((Hugs))) and much love to you always.

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Faith, God gave you healing and you are so blessed. My daughter had thyroid cancer and when they operated on her the cancer was encapsulated and they got all of it. I am so glad you are healed and doing good. Your granddaughters are beautiful. God Bless. Stella

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Stella,

      Oh, that is so wonderful they got all of the cancer in your daughter! Praise God. Yes, we are all still here for a reason, and I know it is to use our God-given gifts to bless others to His glory. Just like you and your gift of music.

      Thank you for the lovely comments here.

      God bless you and yours

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      a must read hub

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello sujaya venkatesh,

      So nice to meet you. I appreciate your straight to the point comment!

      God bless

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      now I understand why you reap so much Faith Gob bless you period

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Frank,

      Oh, wow, you have not read this one before? Yes, indeed, I was completely healed without a doubt, much to the bafflement of the doctors. I love it when He does that, baffle the doctors. I am still here for a reason, and so I will share of His miracles and mighty deeds in my life and will never forget to give Him the glory. He is such a sweetheart for allowing me to live and still have both breasts just as if nothing was ever there! He is sweet like that, you know ... you are a sweetheart too.

      Thank you for visiting my true story of healing.

      God bless you too, dear heart

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Faith, I am so happy for you, that your situation turned out as it did. I appreciate that you have left the door open for things turning out differently in spite of faith and prayers. During my wife's ten years of living with this disease, we prayed, laid hands on her and anointed her with oil on several occasions. Thank you for sharing your experience. May your days be long and filled with overwhelming joy.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you, dear Chris,

      Yes, no matter the outcome, I was not afraid to die. However, for some reason I am still here, and I know God would have me to glorify Him. I am so sorry about your great loss. I appreciate you sharing about you lovely wife, and I do remember reading your beautiful hub where you wrote a bit about her.

      I appreciate your lovely wish or blessing for me here. You are so kind. I am happy to see you today on my hubs.

      God bless you too.

      Peace

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      We must not have known each other when this was posted. I just saw it on your feed.....my goodness....tears this Saturday morning. You are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story. Blessings, of course, and great thanks that you are now all right. My mother died of breast cancer.....we've lost some good ones to this disease. So happy that you aren't one of them.

      hugs coming your way

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Aw Bill,

      I am glad you saw it now. Yes, this is one of the first hubs I posted when I first joined three years ago. Hard to believe it's been three years here.

      Oh, you are so sweet about the tears. Now, I have tears for your precious mother, which I did not know either.

      Yes, for some reason I am still here and so I do try to make the best of each day. I know of too many too who have been lost to this terrible disease. Some of my best hubs are from when I first joined HP, at least it seems to me. That's why I do like the highlight wheel, so we can dig up those older hubs many may have not read yet.

      I feel your hugs and sending them back to you this lovely Saturday from southern USA. Thank you for blessing me this day by your visit.

      (((Hugs)))

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      Robert Morgan 2 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

      I can't believe I didn't comment on your post. Have no idea what happened, I read this the other night and had just assumed that I had written and told you how much I loved this hub. I am so happy for your awesome recovery and your willingness to share your journey. I'm sharing this with friends and anyone who is in the midst of cancer. Blessings to you dear one.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, dearest Bobby, I appreciate you coming back to comment. I do that all the time myself. I will read a great hub and then the phone will ring or whatever, and I am thinking I already commented ...

      You are so kind to return and leave another lovely comment for me this day. I appreciate you sharing.

      I am still here, so I know there is a reason why ...

      Hugs, peace and many blessings to you

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      I came back just to share this again, so others can read about God's love and healing miracles.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how sweet of you, dear Shyron!

      Yes, He truly heals and I am still here for some reason : ) ...

      I know full well He still performs miracles to this day, as I have witnessed one after the other! Praise Him.

      God bless you and (((Hugs))), sweet friend

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      Rebecca Mealey 24 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Hurray for you and your Faith, Faith Reaper. I am glad this turned out well for you!

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      Peggy Woods 24 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Your grandchildren are so cute! The reaction of getting out some shoes to help heal you was sweet and caring. Sounds like you have bounced back from those health scares in good stead and your faith was certainly a part of that no matter what the outcome would have been. This is also a good reminder to get those mammograms!

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      Faith Reaper 24 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Rebecca,

      Thank you. Me too! Yes, I know without a bit of doubt, He healed me and I am still here for a reason.

      I appreciate your enthusiasm.

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      Faith Reaper 24 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Peggy,

      I am so happy you have stopped by here to read this day! Oh, thank you so much about the grands. They are now 7 and 5 years old, and I have a grandson now too, who will be 3 in October, plus another grandson on the way! I am so blessed to have those precious darlings in my life and being I am still here, to love on them and give thanks for every moment I spend with them.

      Oh, yes, I thought that was so precious of her wanting to help me get better faster with the shoes : ) ...

      Yes, I just had my mammogram this year and still cancer free! It is so important to not forget to have your annual mammogram ...I know for sure about that fact.

      Thank you for your lovely visit this day.

      Peace and blessings to you and yours

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      Paula 24 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Faith.....A positively wonderful and inspiring true story of healing through the love and trust you have in the Lord. I understand why you are happy to relate this miracle to everyone......It can be transforming!

      Peace, Paula...Voted Up to the Heavens!!

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      Faith Reaper 24 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Paula,

      Oh, yes, indeed, I love to boast on the Lord when He shows up mightily and performs His miracles, and I have seen many.

      I am still here, as I have stated before, for some reason, so I want to share all that He has done in my life with anyone who will listen.

      I love your word there, transforming!

      Thank you for stopping by my side of HP Town and leaving such lovely comments.

      I appreciate to the vote up to the Heavens ...how sweet, you're the best!

      Peace and blessings to you, lovely lady

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      Terrex 23 months ago

      Very happy for you :)

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      Faith Reaper 23 months ago from southern USA

      Hello Terrex,

      Yes, praise Him for His healing touch! I am thrilled.

      So nice to meet you and welcome to HubPages.

      Blessings

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      sujaya venkatesh 18 months ago

      GOD'S BLESSINGS!

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      Faith Reaper 17 months ago from southern USA

      Hi sujaya venkatesh,

      Yes, God's blessings to you too!

      Thank you for reading.

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      Kaili Bisson 14 months ago from Canada

      Thank you for sharing such a personal story and reminding us all how important it is to get these checkups done without fail. So glad to read about your recovery from this dreaded disease.

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      Faith Reaper 14 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Kaili,

      So nice to meet you! You have such a beautiful name.

      Yes, those annual mammograms are of the utmost importance. I couldn't believe I missed mine that year and then to discover I had breast cancer. I just knew something was terribly wrong just from the strange physical effects the cancer was having on my body.

      I am cancer free and I do praise God each day, for I know I am still here for a reason.

      Thank you for reading.

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      MeetuMeetu 12 months ago

      I personally adore cancer survivors because of their strong will power and their zeal to live more. Only someone who is very strong from inside can get over such experiences. Congratulations for being a true fighter :)

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      Faith Reaper 12 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Meetu,

      I apologize for missing your beautiful comment here from two days ago!

      The only way I was able to get through something like this was to place my complete trust and faith in the Lord God, who is always there for me. He gives us strength and hope.

      So lovely to meet you too!

      God bless you

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      Audrey Hunt 12 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      "Your faith has made thee whole" are the words that come to mind as I read your inspiring story of breast cancer. You live up to your beautiful name, "Faith Reaper."

      Rich blessings and continued good health to you my treasured friend.

      Audrey

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      MeetuMeetu 12 months ago

      I am equally obliged to get connected to you. You are truly inspiring.

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      Live To Write 12 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you for such an honest post ....God Bless you!!!

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      Faith Reaper 12 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Audrey,

      Aw, thank you for the lovely comments. I know He heals and has a plan for me still, for I am still here.

      Just this past Friday, I had my visit at the Cancer Center, and I am happy to report I am now five years cancer free! Praise Him! To God be the glory.

      So, your timing here is perfect for me to share the good news.

      God bless you, sweet lady

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      Faith Reaper 12 months ago from southern USA

      Thank you again, MeetuMeetu. You are so kind.

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      Faith Reaper 12 months ago from southern USA

      Hi there, Laurinzo,

      Thank you for reading. Yes, it is my true story of how the Lord God healed me of breast cancer. It was there, and then it was gone. I do love it when He baffles the doctors! Praise Him!

      It's so good to see you here. I haven't seen you around in a long town.

      God bless you too.

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      Frank Atanacio 12 months ago from Shelton

      Just checking up on this hub again and you.. bless you big time..:)

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      Faith Reaper 12 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Frankie,

      Aw, thank you for checking up on me and this hub of my being healed of breast cancer.

      Your visit is perfect timing for I just had my checkup and I am happy to report I am still cancer free! So, I am five years cancer free now : ) ...

      I guess God still wants me here for a reason.

      God bless you big time too!

      (((Hugs)))

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      Karen Hellier 11 months ago from Georgia

      What an amazing story. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I am sure all of the medical personnel you came in contact with are amazed and you are a wonderful testimony to God's healing power!

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      Faith Reaper 11 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Karen,

      Thank you so much for reading. Yes, God certainly healed me no doubt about it and He is amazing! All the praise goes to Him. I guess I'm still here for a reason, and so I want to give Him all the glory while I'm still here. As I have written here in this hub, even if I had not been healed, I knew I would still be okay for I know I would have gone to my true home.

      God bless

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      Patricia Scott 8 months ago from sunny Florida

      Just stopping by to wish you and your family a lovely and blessed Thanksgiving....love ps

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      Faith Reaper 8 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear PS,

      So glad to see you popping in here. I'm thinking of you and your precious family.

      Peace and blessings always and Happy Thanksgiving

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