I am a 47 year old woman that thought I had a clogged tear
duct because my eye just kept watering. Come to find out when
I "finally" went to the doctor I found out I had squamous cell
carcinoma. This was in my tear duct and sinus area. Blessed
was I that my doctor literally said "I don't want you to fall
between the cracks" and he set everything up for me at MD
Anderson. After a 12 hour surgery, skin graft, flap on in and
outside of affected area and 6 weeks of Proton Radiation, I am
hopefully on my way to recovery.
So many things have changed for me since that day in June
that I am literally blown away. God led me to a place called
Hope Cancer Retreat
where I met two of the best people I will ever know, Jenny and
Larry Jackson. Larry is a survivor, (more like a miracle) God
intended for him to beat the massive cancer that had invaded
his body because he had plans for Larry. Those plans were for
me and many others. I have always been a Christian but this
experience has made me realize just how far I was from truly
having a full relationship with God.
Hope Cancer Retreat
and Larry and Jenny have helped open my eyes, along with all
the miracles that seem to happen daily.
I now have a new relationship with God and I wouldn't
trade the cancer for anything because without it, I would not
have this new undeniable, unquestionable open relationship
with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My eyes are so wide
open even though the cancer tries so hard to close them.
I am married to my soul mate, Tommy and we together have 5
children, I have 3, Johnny 28, married to Amelia and in the
Air Force stationed in Las Vegas, Jamie, 21, also in the Air
Force and stationed at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport Louisiana
and Tyler, 16 junior in high school and plans to become a
My husband has two boys, Ryan 24, that lives in Alabama and
works on the oil rigs and Christian 15, also a junior in high
I have said all along that the best part of my day is when the
mail comes because I get cards from the most random people and
mostly from people I don't know. That touches my heart so
deeply I can't explain. One may usually think they will get a
card here or there from someone they know but knowing that
someone that has no relationship with you, goes out of their
way to write a card to you, it literally takes my breath away.
Thanks you from the bottom of my heart!!
Comments: hobbies are reading, music (I'm determined to learn
piano), blue and pink, red, yellow all favorite colors and
eucalyptus, vanilla, fresh linen, lavender are just a few of
my favorite scents. I love aroma therapy and music therapy.