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Toya’s Story (Leukemia)

toyas-story-cmlJanuary 29th, 2015, I went to the emergency room with a migraine. February 4th, 2015, I went to my primary care doctor for a follow up visit for the migraine. She said, because she had not seen me since May, she wanted to do some routine blood work. I got a phone call from her the very next day, saying that my white blood cell count was at 181,000 and that she wanted to send me in to see an oncologist because she was pretty positive that I had leukemia.

So on February 10th, 2015, I met my oncologist, and he confirmed that I did indeed have Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). And that was the day that my life came crashing down. The day my life changed forever. The day that I thought the sand in The Hourglass had started to run out. With no symptoms of anything going on in my body, the migraine just got me in to see the doctor (I have a history with them).

I’ve often asked God why he allowed me to end up with cancer. Someone who put their complete trust in Him. As a child, I was always told that God never made mistakes, meaning that everything that happened had a reason. So here I am, diagnosed with leukemia, and God is ok with it…..WAIT, WHAT?! How could God be ok with one of His children having a chronic disease???

I’m doing great! God is truly faithful! I have the best people behind me and the greatest praying for me. My numbers are awesome! And God as always shows Himself strong. I know my faith in Him is what keeps me pushing, keeps me fighting, keeps me LIVING!

Submitted 09/13/2016

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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  1. Dear Toya,
    Keep praying♡♥
    keep on fighting like a girl ♥♡
    Love your spirit !!
    You may have Leukemia but it certainly does NOT have you !!

    With love from Canada,
    Brigitte Estelle xx

    • I also have been fighting Cancer & when someone says, how can God do this. My reply
      & my belief is that God promised to be with us always. God never promised life would
      Always be pain free. God is with you throughout your illness may that bring comfort to you.
      I pray you will continue with a healthy life

    • Please forgive me for l my SUPER late response, but thank you for your support. It’s been a rough journey but thank God I’m still here!

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