In early December Amanda went to the emergency room for a MRI and the doctor informed her that she didn’t have a concussion but a tumor located in the brain over her optic nerve with an unknown mass attached to it. As we sat in disbelief and a loss for words, the Lord stood by her and calmed her soul.
The past few weeks Amanda has been at home on steroids, trying to shrink the tumor so that the process for surgery would be easier. The tumor had been affecting Amanda’s vision making it very blurry. While at home she began to lose her communication skills, portions of her memory and was slowly losing her vision.
Friday January 5th Amanda was at CMC Main for a rescan on her tumor, when reading the scan they saw that a blood clot had formed in the sinus gland and so she was admitted to the ICU.
After her scans the Doctor believed that the best option for her would be to run a biopsy on the tumor and the unknown mass. This morning, the news we never wanted to hear fell on our ears as the Doctor informed us that their preliminary findings were that the tumor is cancerous. With this information we now know that this will be a long road to recovery for Amanda. There are still so many things we are unsure about but as of right now we are taking each day at a time.
As I sit with so many emotions coming over me, one thing I cling to as I grasp for words, “Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Amanda being a believer in Christ has a strong hope and trust in the sovereign and healing power of Jesus! As we trust in God for strength and comfort during this time, we also are hopeful that God will use this testimony of Amanda to sanctify those in Christ, lead other to the saving power of Jesus Christ, and encourage so many others to walk faithfully with God and see Him as gloriously worthy of their life!
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