It has been one year since I was in ICU after a bronchoscopy procedure at Cancer Treatment Centers of America that did not go as planned. I had just had a CT scan that showed that the mass in my right lung had grown around a stent and crushed it. My pulmunoligist said he needed to go in and removed the stent. I thought it would be a routine procedure. It was not. The procedure was on a Tuesday, and I woke up on Thursday. I had been on a ventilator for a couple of days since I was unable to breathe on my own. My oncology team and my wife were not sure I was going to live through this ordeal. But I did by the healing hand of Christ.
The Lord brought me through that particular trial. It was not easy to recover and I had to go through several weeks of physical therapy and had to stay in Arizona for 3 weeks. Today, I am in a much better place in my battle with stage 4 kidney cancer. The tumors in my lungs are now half the size they were at this time last year. I can say that I do not want to have any cancer in my body. Yet, this whole cancer journey has caused me to truly come to know Christ in a real and tangible way. He continues to give me revelation of Himself. He continues to remind me that I am in Him and that He is in me. I would not trade this relationship to Christ for anything.