Monday, September 17, 2012

Trick or Treat

Welcome to BBTB2 this week...Our host this week Sandi Kelly asked us to create anything in nature that flies...I decided why not a crow...it is close enough to Halloween right! EEK!!!!
      I usually don't want to get so personal, but I promised God that I would just shout out a reminder to always use sunscreen..Years ago, I had a precancer spot on my face...at the time the doctors used a cancer cream on it called "Carac" at that time they thought that took care of the scaly spot.  About six months ago, I went into the doctor for another reason and told my doctor that the previous spot had a pricking sensation, he told me to come back in six months and he would measure the spot. I went back a couple of weeks ago and he measured it again and said that the spot grew.  He believed it to be tumors growing...and literally took a biopsy out of my face.  All I could think of for the last ten days were my children, and it didn't help but to be reminded of what I was going through everytime I looked in the mirror:( Of course I was thinking the worse and I kept thinking that it was going to come back cancerous.  I prayed and prayed, but it felt like God was saying to me, "I want to help u, but your destiny in this life is already planned, I would have to change your outcome" I told my Mom about this and she said.."Krista that isn't God that is the devil" I wasn't prepared to hear the word cancer and get more skin cut off my face, I wasn't prepared to look my babies in the eye and say "Mommy has to have surgery" So although I had these continued thoughts run through my mind of negative things..I prayed and prayed and prayed some more....My kids go to a Catholic school and they all prayed for me....
     Today the nurse called and said "Krista I have your results" my heart stopped and she said your results are "benign" I was overcome with peace and gratefulness...and ashamed that I would doubt God..I didn't ever think that he didn't want to help me, but that he just might not be able to...I forgot that God can do all things, even if we are faced with something awful, he can help and change the out-come...........I feel very blessed and relieved and I can breathe again....I need to do a follow up if anything changes on my face and or in a year..but the future looks bright for now and hopefully I can cover that spot and it is nothing a little make-up won't fix, it is still healing, but looks pretty good:)...Please wear sun-screen and be safe.  They say that usually the skin cancer is from years ago when we r younger, but not always..Protect your children and yourself...I think it helped that for the last 7 years I have been wearing sunscreen..but I need to use it a lot more all over my body...Life is a gift...Thanks for taking the time to read this..Krista
Here is my project today..Enjoy..


12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Love your Halloween tag. Stunningly spooky.

Jayne said...

Fabulous tag.Glad it all turned out well for you.
Jayne x

~JulieH~ said...

Oh love your Halloween tag Krista an so glad tht your results were good xx
Hugs
Juliexx

Sandi said...

Krista darling tag, so glad all is well, hugs

Jeri said...

This tag is so pretty I never would have even thought Halloween. It must be that big beautiful flower. As a cancer survivor myself, I know how much that word benign can mean. So glad to know that's what you heard.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love your wonderful choice of papers, colors and textures. A wonderful tag. Thanks for sharing your story. So glad the word "benign" was your answer. Being an Irish girl who was raised at the beach I have been through this 4 times. I always encourage everyone to wear sunscreen and hats. God bless!

DonnaMundinger said...

What a fabulous and sophisticated Halloween tag, Krista. So happy for you at the outcome of your ordeal. Hugs! xxD

Brenda said...

Thanks for the reminder about sunscreen Krista! You are so right we need to wear it at all times even in the winter if you do winter sports. My husband has the same problems too, he has some patches of scaley skin on his face that I just told him that I don't like the way they look, so to the doc he is going!! I am so happy for you that yours wasn't cancer!! God is so good and your mother was so right, that was the devil talking to you and not God. God CAN do anything and change any out come if it is his chosing, we just need to keep the faith and believe in Him. Now onto your tag...I am loving it!!! How perfect! Love the papers, the die cut and the stamped stamp! I so love fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving time! Hugs!!

Glenda said...

Fabulous tag! So glad everything turned out well for you!
Glenda

Carole Beath said...

Krista, I love your card. I am happy you had good results on your skin issue. I have gone thru these things for years because in the 50s I was a sun bunny, no sun screen available, we used baby oil laced with iodine to get that bronzy tan. Now I pay for that...I have had Moh's surgery twice, and I still have some issues. Good luck, my dear one.
Carole

DIANA L. said...

Very nice I love your tag - and very happy for your results.


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bonnie said...

Oh sweetie I am so pleased you are ok and your prayers were answered gorgeous tag sweetie....big hugs x x

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