What is a woman supposed to do when her world is turned upside down by a medical diagnosis? How will she get through the stress of all the medical appointments, surgery and follow-up therapies? How will she deal with telling her family, friends, and co-workers? How will she cope with the stigma of having cancer? The shame of losing a breast?
These are the questions that went through my mind at my doctor’s ominous proclamation: “You have breast cancer”.
It’s true that I had something that most women who must walk this road do not have: I had a promise. But would it be enough? Or would this trial prove to be more than my shaky faith could handle?
As I was fumbling with these questions, God took me on a whirlwind tour of France, bringing me face to face with the stresses of trying to navigate my way through a foreign country in a foreign car. I came away realizing that it is much better to take the train and let someone else drive!
But does that “train” also run through the valley of breast cancer?