I Am Only One

“I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What I can do, I should do and,
With the help of God, I will do.”
Everett Hale

I’ll start off with a little of my history, or life before cancer as I like to say. My diagnosis of Thyroid disease came when my daughter was just a few months old; I was more tired than usual, and thought I had better have a talk with my Doctor. Normally you would associate my tiredness with having just had a baby and taking care of three other children, as well as running a household, and you would be right, normally. My Doctor thought maybe it was a tumor on my pituitary gland and wanted me to have an MRI, so off I went, and $1,500.00 later found that it was not a tumor, then more testing and more money and finally a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Disease, was reached.

I have lived with this disease for almost 9 years and have never really gotten used to being tired. My life changed drastically when I got sick. In the beginning my days consisted of dragging myself from one task to the next and hoping the day would end quickly, and then as the years went by it just became the norm. My kids got used to the fact that mom was never going to be as energetic as she once was. They became resolved to live with a parent that could no longer do the things she once loved doing. Life has never been the same.

For some reason I always wanted to have cancer when I was growing up. Maybe I thought it would garner me attention and love, I don’t really know. I guess I thought it would make me more lovable somehow, or more special. The truth is it doesn’t make me more anything, I was fine the way I was before. Cancer does put you in a special category of people, but God loves everyone with the same love, I am still learning this today and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. I hope as you read my experience with cancer you will be touched in a special way.

Romans 8:26 “The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”

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