Monday, July 21, 2008

God Always Makes a Way!

I just want to take the time this morning to thank each and every one of you who have left comments, sent me emails, etc. I've been overwhelmed and so very thankful for all your love, concern, prayers, and constructive help and guidance. I've started a notebook with all this information, websites, email addresses, phone numbers, etc. I feel armed and ready for battle here!

I do want you all to know that I have been entered into a program that I had no idea was available. This Women's Health Program is coordinated through the state and federal channels, and targets women who have breast and/or cervical cancer, no insurance, and who meet certain income guidelines. Papers were filed to enter this program, but only after an "offical diagnosis" was received from the pathologist after the biopsy. As soon as the approval stamp is put on this application, my cancer treatments, meds, doctors, etc., will be paid for through this program.

I am just so thankful for things like this. Had I known there was anything like this out there, I wouldn't have waited so long and let it get so bad before getting help. I just thought there was nothing there to help, so just did nothing.

I don't know how to make this known to women who are in the same situation and need help. I wouldn't have known if I had not gone for that first mammogram offered free in my area. It was these kind people who were so concerned and made the phone calls without me even knowing about it. I got home and the phone rang, and this wondefully kind lady explained who she was, asked about my symptoms, how bad it was, etc., and lined up all the testing and appointments for me.

All I can do is direct people to this agency if I hear of anyone in the same situation, just as some of you have passed on information to me.

As soon as I hear from this program that I have been approved and accepted, funding will begin. It should be any day now, and things will begin to move more quickly. At least I have been able to start the medication the doctor wanted me on, and within a week or so, will be starting more thorough diagnostic scans, etc.

If any of you are reading this and hesitating from going to a doctor or from seeking help due to finances, etc., please know that there IS help out there. Don't be too proud to ask and seek it out. GOD WILL MAKE A WAY for you!

Again, thank you a million times over for all your love and outpouring of prayers and support! You just don't know how much it means to me and how much it has strengthened me over the past few weeks! God has made a way for me through what I thought was an impossible situation, and I know He will do the same for each one of you, too! I love you all so much!!!!


Shanda said...

God Bless you Cora, prayers are being answered, and thank you for the information. I know someone to pass this along for and it will be agreat relief and blessing for them also.

Deborah said...

That's wonderful news Cora! I'm so glad you found out about this.

Wanita said...

Praise the Lord for the wonderful news about the Women's Health Program! I'm continuing to pray for you, Cora.

PianoPlayer said...

I'm glad you didn't wait any longer. It's good to know that there is funding available to help those of us who are uninsured. Hope your Monday is blessed.

YD's a little bit of everything place said...


I'm glad to hear this great news about the Women's Health Program! I really hope things go well for you.

Deb said...

Hi Cora, this is wonderful news, God is love, and he loves you very much. He will always make a way! Deb

Raquel said...

This makes me think of that song - I know my God can do it, to him there's nothing to it, he'll see me thru to sweet victory! Yes, we have an on-time God, it is just that his time runs a little different than ours! Glad to hear about this! Much love - Raquel XO

Anonymous said...

Hi Cora,
I am so happy for you that the funding is available. That is one less stress to be worrying you.
I am still sending prayers and happy thoughts your way from Georgia.

Gathering Hope said...

"I will be strong and courageous, I will not be terrified, or discouraged; for the Lord my God is with me wherever I go." --Joshua 1:9

Love & Prayers from Tennessee
-for him-

Memphis Mimi said...

That's wonderful Cora. You are such an inspiration to all of us.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

God will make a way, where there seems to be no way,... he works in ways we cannot see.. he will make a way for me...He will be my guide, hold me closely to his side, with love and strength for each new day, He will make a way... he will make a wayyyy!
Hallelujah Cora!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Good Morning Cora!
I've been thinking about your and praying for you all night. Thank you for your sweet emails. You truly are such a beautiful and gracious woman.
Patricia :o)

Thia said...

Praise God for His provision! Do you know if this is in every state? This would be something I would blog on too, if I knew more about it. I had no idea such assistance was available. We need to get the word out.

Katy said...

I am so thankful that organization is there with funds, ready to help! Such a blessing and answer to prayer! :)

Debra said...

Cora, He indeed Still answers prayers!!!Though I wish you weren't on this particular road, I am glad you have His hand to hold. There are many who don't, and have to go it alone. I can't imagine...
You're so much in my prayers. Love, Debra

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

I am so happy for you, Cora! Such wonderful news. Praise God!


Mona said...

Cora, Ask your doctor for samples of the meds he wants you to take. Sometimes they have them on hand. Also, contact the pharmaceutical company (the dr's office can help you with this) to see if they have a program available, (if you qualify) to get your meds at a reduced rate.

Tracy said...

Hi Cora,
Came here by way of Lea's blog. So happy to learn about the Women's Health Program. Know that I've lifted a prayer on your behalf and will continue to.


Toni said...

I am so happy that you are seeing God`s blessings and goodness through these trials you are facing!He wants us to perservere,and you are:)I`m so glad all of the prayers and kind words have been a blessing to you:)I`m also thrilled about this program you found!I will continue to pray for you my friend!!!
love and blessings,