Five years ago today, we got the final biopsy report. The radiologist had found a malignant tumor wrapped around main arteries that came off of my husband's aorta. This was shutting off the blood flow to his liver, which was now infected and inflamed. There were many tumors throughout his abdominal cavity. The statement was made that the longer Art lived, the greater the possibility of "cancer pain".
He was put on antibiotics for the infection and we headed to our pastor's house to pray.
We still didn't know what kind of infection, what treatment options there were, of if any of them would work.
I don't remember emotions - just numb. I remember other people praying for healing, all I prayed for was peace and strength for me, comfort for my husband and faith for my kids.
In a couple of days, we would speak with the cancer specialist and go from there...