cancer update

3 Truths From My Cancer Update You Can Apply To Your Life

Today I wanted to bring you guys a quick cancer update since so many of you have been asking. For those of you who didn’t know, today marks the 10-year anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis and the end of my cancer treatment.

Battling with breast and later thyroid cancer was a difficult, but enlightening journey. AND I’m happy to say I’ve opened the last bottle of anti-cancer meds that I’ll (hopefully) ever have to take. {Insert lots of dancing and happy tears here!}

When I was first diagnosed, I was on vacation with Scott. At first we actually tried to finish out our vacation, but our plans were cut short when I fell down a flight of stairs tearing my rotator cuff. Yep, … when it rains, it pours.

Things were definitely difficult for a while, especially with a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old to worry about. It’s hard looking at photos from that time and seeing how sick I was, especially when I first shaved my head. Luckily I had my family to lift my spirits back then, with our boys enjoying my wig more than me!

All in all, I went under anesthesia 12 times for multiple operations, it seemed like everything that could go wrong did.

But then we caught a huge break. I don’t think even the doctors believed it when my thyroid came back from the lab cancer free. They were so shocked, they sent it back 6 times to make sure. Answered prayers. And a miracle, for sure!

Looking back, I’m happy to say this experience taught me some valuable lessons for dealing with the toughest situations. Some key things I learned from my cancer journey which I hope can help your life every day are:

1. God is good all the time.

If you believe this when you’re healthy and well, you have to believe it when you’re sick too. God is a God of love and care and planning. Whatever you’re walking through is not surprising Him. He is aware and hurts, but He is still good.

God’s goodness does not depend on your circumstances.

It’s important to remember this when things get tough.

2. Learn to accept (and give) help.

I’ve always had trouble accepting help from others, believing it’s always better to do things on your own. Sometimes though, you have to accept that you’ve been given a bit more than you can handle and let others help you. A little help from others can go a long way to making your difficult situation so much better.

Simple things like receiving pre-made meals from our friends and community so I didn’t have to cook for my family when I was sick made a huge difference.

On the other side of the coin, this also goes for helping others who are struggling. Remember what you think is a little way of helping is probably a HUGE help to them. Knowing you care and are willing to help can make all the difference.

3. God’s got it.

Ultimately, you have to remember that God’s go it. He always has the best plan at hand. You aren’t always gonna like the ultimate answer, but worrying about what it’s gonna be won’t solve anything.

God is in control. And for that, I am eternally grateful.

I hope this final cancer update helped fill you in on my journey and gave you some tips you can apply to all the challenges in your life. I definitely couldn’t have done it without all the love and prayer from you guys and the community!

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Thanks so much!

Now go, make it happen!

Scott & Bethany Palmer

The Money Couple

Creators of the 5 Money Personalities

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