•  On Friday, 3/25/11, The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I was diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid.  Below are blog posts with updates on my health. Posts are listed with the most recent at the top.

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    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    ...Two more things

    Over the summer Brandy and I figured that we had a little bit of $ from our benefit allowance for our job, so I decided to talk to the AFLAC rep for our school to see if we can get something for that amount.  For a little over $200 extra a month, we were able to get 4 policies – one for accidents, one for hospitalization, one for vision, and one for….CANCER.  So I signed the policy September 1st.   On Sept. 28th I got into my little car accident, and in March I was diagnosed with cancer.  How amazing is God’s providence??  Because of this little supplemental insurance, we’ll be able to pay off any extra hospital bills and maybe have some left over!

    Last week I talked to my surgeon to ask him a couple of things.  We started talking about my voice and when it would return.   He was confident it would return soon.  Then he shared with me how good my voice actually sounded compared with other people he operated on.  Finally he said, "Actually, it's a good thing your doctor caught this when she did; if you had let this cancer grow much longer, it could have permanently damaged or destroyed your vocal chords."   I know that my voice is a gift from God.  Being without it for these past few weeks has made me appreciate it even more so!

    "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant."  (Luke 1:39-56)

    "How many, oh Lord my God, are the wonders and designs that you have worked for us; you have no equal.  Should I proclaim and speak of them, they are more than I can tell." (Psalm 40)

    "Thank God!  Give him the praise and the glory.  Before all the living, acknowledge the many good things he has done for you, by blessing and extolling his name in song.  Before all men, honor and proclaim God's deeds, and do not be slack in praising him.  A king's secret it is prudent to keep, but the works of God are to be declared and made known.  Praise them with due honor."  (Tobit 12:6-7)

    In Christ,

    Shauna

    Jun 01, 2011 @ 4:59 AM


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