The day I have waited for…

Posted on May 22nd, 2010 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

Last Monday I donated my usual 5 vials of blood and jar of urine whenever tests are due.  On Thursday I went to see Dr Brad to find out what the results were.  To refresh the memories, I had bloods done several weeks back and they detected no cancer – stunned.  A couple of weeks ago I had scans done and the report said ‘results in keeping with healed myeloma’.  This set of results could’ve been the third lot that said no cancer.

And they were.  Dr Brad hadn’t seen the results before I went in for the consult and so he had no pre-warning that they would once again be completely clean.  No cancer detected anywhere.  “When do you finish chemo?” he asked, expecting that I was still on chemo.  “I finished a month ago”, said I with a grin.

All my results are completely normal – everything – kidney function, calcium, platelets, haemoglobin, blood counts, proteins, blood red, urine yellow – everything was completely normal for a normal healthy human.  This is the first time in 3 years that I have had normal results.  I feel great, I am happy, I have an intense desire to be and stay alive.  This is the complete opposite to how things were only 6 weeks ago.   This, indeed, is miraculous.

God has done the amazing, the impossible, the unexpected.  I declare that all things that may have contributed to my healing have been wrapped up in His goodness.  Medicine, prayers from the persistent, one-off prayers for healing, the power for healing in God’s Word, the encouragement and care from friends and family, the provision of people who have intervened in my life to show hope – they have all been a gift from God, nothing less.

From here, I don’t really mind what happens in some ways.  I know that a miracle, or many miracles really, have taken place.  Even this weekend, I have been able to come off my painkillers with relatively little shutdown physically and breakdown mentally as has been the case before.

There is much more to explain, more to understand.  But for now I am happy not to worry about that, and just be thankful, plan to have a future, live in the now, and get excited about not being sick anymore.

There is no way this life could have turned around this quick without the swift workings of a loving Creator.  Of this I have no doubt.  The prayers requesting God somehow be glorified through all of this have been answered, and I feel there is more to come.

11 comments.

Elyce

Comment on May 23rd, 2010.

I don’t know you at all Cam, but reading and following your journey has been inspiring – for you to come to this moment is a miracle.
God has done some amazing work in your life.
Best wishes

hamo

Comment on May 23rd, 2010.

fantastic news mate!

Anna

Comment on May 24th, 2010.

Yippee!!!

KatieK

Comment on May 24th, 2010.

Wow Cam … So amazing. It’s brilliant to hear your news and I can see the grin on your face. Looking forward to catching up soon Katie x

sojourner

Comment on May 24th, 2010.

“This, indeed, is miraculous.”

Holly

Comment on May 25th, 2010.

Wonderful and Miraculous!!! So happy for you!

Ruth

Comment on May 25th, 2010.

Dearest Cam,
Unspeakably fantastic news. Overjoyed with you all. God has done another amazing thing. Emailing you. love Ruth

Victor Booth

Comment on May 31st, 2010.

To God be the glory – great things he has done.
Rejoicing in the journey with you – God Bless

Victor

Beth

Comment on May 31st, 2010.

We thank God for your happy news and are thrilled for you. You have been on my heart many times in the past 2.5 years, Cam. Thank you for sharing so much with us, the horribly bad and the wildly wonderful! Canberra remembers and rejoices.
Beth (The Canberra/Perth alliance)

Toddy

Comment on June 4th, 2010.

Great news. Does this mean you no longer need the pint of blood I’ve been saving in a plastic bag for the past year or so? I’ll put it out in the recycling bin.

Ingrid Rickersey

Comment on June 7th, 2010.

Hi Cam
My name is Ingrid – Although I have not met you in person – I spoke with you about three years ago (I used to work with your Mum in CVS). I am so thrilled to hear of your current progress it is absolutely fantastic.

I worked on the Solaris project the year before last (as an ECU media studies uni student) on a book to be published by Dr David Joske and Paul Murray in conjunction with ECU Mt Lawley. I did a story on Steve Smith and the Chemo Club / Gym. I believe you were one of the people interviwed for the project.
I haven’t heard any more so I don’t know what happened whether or not if ever got published. Perhaps you can enlighten me.

I wondered if you have thought about writng a book about your journey as you have much documeted, it could be quite a good catartic thing to do and also a resource to give others inspiration.
Any way keep on keeping well
Prayers and good wishes to you and your family
Ingrid

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