Lana Elder

I'm believin'!

The Shrinking Lump

We have just finished with the ultrasound of the lump in my breast.  It’s still there, but the good news is that the lump is smaller! Praise God!! The radiologist said it’s measuring 20% smaller than a month ago and that this is unusual. He said he has never seen a lump like this go away or shrink without treatment, and that this was highly unusual and he didn’t have a great explanation for why this is happening. He also said the lump has settled in the soft tissue of the ribs which partly explains why I have a hard time finding it. But he did say it is indeed smaller in size and not as tall as it was a month ago, measuring only 1.2 cm instead of 1.5 cm last month. While we were hoping that the lump would be gone completely, the fact that it has shrunk at all is encouraging to us that God is answering prayers and perhaps using the nutritional steps I have taken to cause this to happen. The doctor didn’t know if this is an indicator of what may be happening in the rest of my body or not as he has never seen this happen before. Please continue to pray with us for a healthy dose of wisdom as we meet with the oncologist on Wednesday to discuss our next steps.  We’re continuing to praise God for this good report. Here’s a Psalm that you can use to praise God with us.

Psalm 100
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
  come before Him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
  It is He who made us, and we are His;
  we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
  and His courts with praise;
  give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the LORD is good and His love endures forever;
  His faithfulness continues through all generations.