HOW I SURVIVED CANCER, LADY SHARES HER TESTIMONY
By Tosin Ogunbanjo
This story is going to shock a lot of you. It all started when l began to realize l was getting tired all the time, l was feeling faint and l noticed that there was a boil under my arm, my husband insisted l go check it out,
I got to the doctors, and they said the boils were not just any kind of boil, they were nymph nodes, and that they were signs that there was some kind of infection and the best thing was to check it out.
From that point, things began to move very fast, l got a call one afternoon, the Doctor asked me to come in, once l got in l knew that what he was going to tell me was going to sound scary, you know when you look at the doctor, and his face looks scary. No one wants to ever hear what he has to say and he said: Tosin, l am afraid you have cancer.
I thought no, this can not be happening to me, l learnt that when you’re going through a valley, you think that there is something you have done wrong, you are asking God what did l do, but sometimes, it is actually what you are about to do that is under attack.
From that moment on, we came to the US to get it checked. We ran a lot of tests, l had a surgery to remove the lump.
l got another dreaded call and this time, they said the cancer is very aggressive. It is not the normal type they had to give medications but that l needed chemotherapy for four months and then six weeks of radiation everyday making thirty-two treatments. The doctors did not even understand why somebody so young, with no history of cancer in your family, you are healthy, you are not overweight, they didn’t know where this was coming from.
I broke down and cried, l didn’t know what was going on. I put up a picture of me: l lost my hair, l lost weight, my finger nails became black and things just began to change all around. I just did not understand what was going on. I had to do radiation everyday for thirty-two treatments.
The chemotherapy was one of the hardest parts because it messes with your mind. I couldn’t understand why this was happening to me. I have been serving God since l was a little girl and l felt that God, what could l have done so wrong (you know)?
I cried so many nights, thinking that God, who is going to take care of my family, who is going to take care of my children?
One night, l called my husband crying that “my hair is all falling off, my nails are black, l just can’t deal with this anymore; has God forgotten me?” I will never forget what my husband said.
He said, “there is life on your inside. So, don’t keep your eyes on what you see. Your hair, your nails, those will grow back but as long as the life of Christ is on your inside, greater is He that is inside me, than He that is in the World.” And that changed my mind-set.
I had prayed for God to heal me without going for radiation and chemotherapy, l said God, this is too painful, l don’t want to go through this type of process and God reminded me of Naaman in 2 Kings 5.
Naaman asked God, “can’t the prophet just wave his hand for me to be healed? l don’t want to go to some dirty river.” God said “l will heal you, you don’t get to choose your method of healing.”
God chooses the way. With the Blind men, one He healed instantly, the other He healed in stages and it made me really learn to trust God and just know that He is working miraculously.
I decided l won’t waste my time crying about been ill, l said “l would join the Choir while l am here.” Everyday, whenever they had rehearsals, I would come and sing with them. They never knew l had a situation because l chose not to sit down and mourn, but l will be in the House of the Lord.
One Sunday l remember standing on this same stage while l was doing chemotherapy, ministering “l am standing here, only because You made a way.”
God is just so awesome and l remember that before every chemotherapy treatment, we will take Holy Communion, my mother has been amazing, her strength, l don’t know how she gets it.
For those of you single, please marry a God fearing partner, it helps you when you are going through this type of storms. My husband is amazing.
I made a vow that every single treatment, l will dress up like l was going to a party. I would make up and they would always ask me, where are you going and l will say, just here.
I wanted to let the enemy know that “no power of hell, no scheme of men, can ever pluck me from His hands, till He returns or calls me home, here in the Power of Christ l stand”.
God is awesome, through this situation, so many people have come to know the Lord, so many people have asked, “how did you do it?” It is not my strength, even the doctors, Pastor and his wife have been praying, they have been so wonderful.
They kept asking, how did you have this strength? I was not a star patient, the Star is the Unlimited God, the one that sits in the Heaven and the Earth at the same time, the One that never changes.
One day, my radiation appointment was cancelled and l couldn’t believe it. I said so, these people can cancel an appointment. I said my trust is not in you, it is in the God that never cancels appointment. He is never late, He is always on time.
One day I walked into a store and shortly after, heard a loud sound outside. I rushed outside and to my surprise, a strong hail had hit the ground hard. About 5 minutes after came a beautiful rainbow which I felt was a sign from God. God was telling me that He never left me, and while what I went through felt like hail, His promises stand.
When it was all over, we went out to celebrate with some ‘Amala, Ewedu and Gbegiri’ and thanked Jesus for seeing me through. After all the pain, sickness, torture to my body, I can still live another day to tell this story. I am still standing by His grace.
By His grace, I have now become a credible witness. To tell the world that Jesus is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them (Hebrews 7:25)
I just want to leave us with Romans 8:18. It talks about the suffering of this times are not worthy to be compared with the Glory that shall be revealed in us.
Anyone here that is going through any kind of storm, l don’t care what it is, the Big C is not cancer, the Big C is Christ. He is the one that rose on the third day and He has all power in His hands.
I want you to sing this song, ” eyes have not seen, nor ears heard, what God has in store for those that trust in Him”.
Source: Living Word Chapel
Published on this website By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI
- Three men come out unscathed after a container fell on their car while traveling on Apapa road (Photos/Video)
- 54-year-old woman gives birth to twin boys after years of childlessness (Video)
- Nigerian lady welcomes triplets after 14 years of marriage (Photos)
- Nigerian woman finally welcomes her first child after 31 years of waiting
- Nigerian mom rejoices as baby born premature at 25 weeks with chronic lung disease survives, now weighs 8kg
- Nigerian couple welcome twins 27 years after marriage