I believe that sometimes God will use things that seem bad to get our attention and save us from the things that are worse.
Have you ever experienced something that you thought at first was a negative thing but when you look back it turned out to be a blessing in disguise?
I spent my afternoon yesterday having a surgical procedure done to remove most of my cervix.
The procedure was relatively simple and the pain level was tolerable especially compared to the biopsies I had done last time which were VERY painful!
I am feeling pretty good today although I hear the worst is yet to come. In fact, everything I’ve read online suggests that days 3-7 will be the worst.
So I am spending some time today cleaning my home and preparing some posts for you just in case things get so bad that it makes it hard to get back online again.
The doctor is pretty confident that she has removed more than enough to make sure there are no more precancerous cells left that could continue to change into cervical cancer.
I am happy to hear this and ever so thankful that I seem to have dodged what could have potentially been a much worse situation.
I’ve been really reflecting on the road that led me here since last night.
I went to the doctor originally to have a spot on my face looked at because it was flaky and would not heal no matter how many creams or lotions I tried. That turned out to be a precancerous spot that if left alone for much longer would have turned into skin cancer.
Here I was a 36 year old with a spot on my face that the skin doctor says most never see until they are well into their 60’s!!
I’ve never used tanning beds, but I am Irish and had many very bad sunburns when I was a kid.
So maybe that’s what it was, or maybe God used something like an ugly spot on my face that didn’t belong to get my attention because He knew I would not have gone to the doctor otherwise?
While I was at that appointment she suggested that I have a complete physical since I hadn’t been to a doctor for some time.
I was surprised that the physical included a pap test. I hadn’t had one since my 16 years old was born, but I just knew everything would be fine.
Imagine my shock when it turned out that I was in the last stage of precancer on my cervix before it became cervical cancer.
I believe that God uses things to direct our path, it’s up to us to see those things and have our eyes and ears open to listen when then come along.
I don’t know maybe I’m being silly, but I am not one to believe in coincidence myself. And I am SO very thankful that God did what he had to to get my attention!
I would love to hear about your blessing in disguise story! Please share them with me in the comments!