November 15, 2005
Itís so good to have a chance to talk with you once again. Whoever
thought that the time would come when so many could be reached by
something called the computer and e-mail! What an exciting time we
are living in. A long way from the outdoor bathroom, the wringer
washing machine you pushed into the kitchen and filled with water by
hand, hanging clothes on a clothes line in 40 below zero weather. We
are blessed! I hope that you stop what you are doing once in a while
and say ďthank you GodĒ!
I want to say thank you for all the encouraging e-mails and letters
that come to me daily. I read every one of them. Right now they are
sitting in huge stacks in my little bedroom office. They have been
read but sadly it is impossible to answer them. It would take me all
day everyday doing nothing but writing. My heart wants so bad to
send each of you an answer. I do the one thing I can do and that is
I pray for your requests. PLEASE know that I am being encouraged
everyday by having you in my life via your messages. I feel your
hurts and your joys as I read. And my arms reach out and hug you
even though you canít feel that hug!
Today I feel like a little girl who needs her Mom. I wish I could
pick up the phone and dial and she would be there on the other end.
But, Mom went to be with Jesus she so loved many years ago. I donít
think you ever get over needing Mom.
I just go back from a visit with one of my doctors. I am on my way
out of town to do another TV program. I know they are going to ask
me about cancer, so I asked him to please help me explain where I am
at this time. You see, last week I got what I felt was a GREAT
REPORT. I left the office feeling like my feet couldnít touch the
ground. All the tests I took, CAT/PET scan etc., turned out GREAT.
My cancer marker had gone from 47 to 10, which is almost normal. If
Iím not mistaken, I think 0 to 2 is where they want your marker to
be, indicating as far as they can see no presence of cancer. That is
as I understand it. PLEASE donít quote me on this, Iím NOT a doctor.
Iím just sharing with you what Iíve heard.
The doctor today said my report was indeed a good report. He said
they are really pleased with the results of radiation on my left
lung. They said they could not detect in the x-rays any other
cancer, so it has not spread. He said the fact that it had taken 9
years for colon cancer to spread to my lung was a good indication
that they will be able to keep it under control they hope for many
years. He said they just need for me to keep getting tested so if
the cancer marker should go up we will know. Meanwhile I will be
seeing my oncologist next week and see what we can do to bring my
present marker down to at least a 5.
I am feeling GREAT! I have lots of energy! I am doing everything I
can do to obtain a healthy body. I want to thank those of you who
have so graciously sent me information on natural remedies and
information on nutrition. You have suggested places where I can go
to obtain cancer treatment that is natural. Thank you from the
bottom of my heart. I have used many of the natural supplements and
I know they help. Itís all about the immune system and building it
up. I understand that. I feel sometimes that my brain is on over
load with good information. Ha! Ha! I think Iíve earned a
ďdoctorateĒ in good cancer cures. Ha! Iím not trying to make light
of a very serious subject but heck people, this is my third time
around and Iím still alive and kicking! Ha!
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November 15, 2005
Larry King once
asked me, ďWho do you give credit to for beating cancer, God or the
doctors?Ē I first of all give credit to the God who created me.
Since he made my body, he knows all about its parts and pieces and I
believe he has the ability to fix, replace, restore, and heal that
which He created. I also believe in THE MEDICAL PROFESSION and the
wonderful breakthroughs science has made in medicines to heal the
body. And, the skills He has given to dedicated men and women in the
medical profession. I have a new respect for the calling in their
lives. They are certainly ďGodís hands extendedĒ. I for one am so
grateful they are there when we need them. I wish there were bigger
words than ďthank youĒ.
Many of you read in one of the magazines that I am terminal. Well,
as Larry King reminded me, we are all TERMINAL. I trust the God I
serve with me, I trust Him with my family. He has given me great
peace of mind. ďI will fear no evil for thou art with meĒ! I want to
close today with a favorite verse from the Bible. When I get scared
or start to worry I let this verse of scripture wash over my mind:
For the plans I have for you, says the Lord, they are plans
for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. In
those days when you pray I will listen, you will find me when
you seek me, if you look for me in earnest.
May God Bless You
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