Finding it hard to breathe. Coughing incessantly, even blood. I finally went to an emergency room at our hospital.The nurse said that I should just go to my own doctor. I replied that my doctor had retired and there was a 2 year waiting list for a new doctor in Muskoka. Being a christian I called on the Lord to help me. Wow, then things started to speed up. 3 Doctors, one for the look see and one for the scan on my chest and another to have me admitted.
A tumour was discovered. High blood pressure, low thyroid and low magnesium, low potassium caused me to be put on several drugs. Then a trip by ambulance with a nurse to New Market to have a bronchoscopy by Dr. Toth who also stopped the bleeding. $240. later for the ambulance ride and I was back to Muskoka in bed with an added drug for an allergy reaction to rubber used on me in the New Market hospital. Prednazone was the prescription for 10 days which caused Thrush, so another majic pill to remedy that.
I was in a dilemma that was overcome by my precious daughter-in-law and my darling husband. I really needed a family physician so they went to plead and persuade Dr.Liao in Bracebridge for me.
That occurred in the week of Dec.13-21. After phone calls and new doctor appointments with Dr. Liao, I had to return to New Market for the diagnosis Dec 30.2015. A rare tumour with cancer (can’t sir) was their finding in my right lung obtructing a wind pipe,causing a partially collapsed lung. I told Jesus. He said ‘Hold on’! Death came near, very close.
Many visits to several hospitals and specialists and surgeons in Barrie and Toronto followed. Finally it was my decision. Do or die. I hoped for Jesus to show up and show His power to heal. I attended a couple of faith healing meetings where the preacher had 3 bouts of cancer and the Lord healed him of 2 of them, but the third required surgery.I came away knowing that the Lord had a surgeon for me.
Surgery was the only option as chemo and radiation had no power over this tumour that had grown into my windpipe and was cutting off the air to my right lung so much so that the upper lobe collapsed.