Hello, My name is Brenda George. I am the author of the book, Rejoicing Through The Tears-Embracing God’s Hand In Cancer. I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer nine years ago. Since then, I have had a total Thyroidectomy, where my entire thyroid gland was removed. I also had to go on the low-iodine diet to be prepared for radioactive iodine therapy to remove the cancer. The treatment was successful, and I am now enjoying good health and am cancer free. I have to take thyroid medication every day since I no longer have a thyroid gland. When I was first diagnosed with cancer, I was devastated. What a shock! If you have just been given a cancer diagnosis of any kind, my heart goes out to you; or maybe you know and love someone else who is going through it. I understand how you feel. You are not alone. There are many people who have received such a diagnosis and many more to follow. That’s what my book and this blog is all about. If I can ease your burden just a bit, and give you a shoulder to cry on, or say a prayer for you, it will all have been worth it. It is a frightening time, and you may feel completely alone. I sure did, but you are not. Never lose hope. I am here to encourage you to take one day at a time. I am eager to share with you some of the things I have learned from my own experience. If I could see you in person, I would give you a big hug, but since I can’t, there is someone who is able to comfort you in this trial that you are embarking on. Slip your hand in the hand of God. He will carry you until you are able to stand on your own. He cares so much about you, and he is well aware of every tear that you have shed. I know it may seem impossible at the moment, but he can restore your strength and joy once again. I look forward to hearing from all of you, and talking to you about what we have all learned from our wilderness journey through cancer.