In December 2010, I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. This wasn’t what I wanted to hear, but because of my faith in God, I wasn’t afraid. The doctor encouraged me to stay hopeful.
Blood tests revealed my PSA levels were very high, so I had to have monthly blood tests taken. Further tests confirmed Kidney malfunction which was causing me severe pain in my back and that the cancer had spread to my bones. I was exhausted all the time, only sleeping for around 30 mins at a time throughout the night because I had a constant need to use the toilet. Added to this, my legs were really swollen and I was breathless after doing the simplest of things, so my mobility was not good. I could hardly walk a hundred yards.
In February 2011, my nephew offered to take me to Healing Rooms to be prayed for. By then my health had deteriorated immensely. My prayer request was just for healing of prostrate and bone cancer.
As I was being prayed for, one of the team asked if I had problems with my breathing. I was surprised because I hadn’t mentioned the breathlessness. I told him that one of the many symptoms I was having was breathlessness. He then asked permission to put his hand on my back and placed it in the area of my kidneys. As soon as his hand touched my back I experienced a hot sensation all around the area where the pain was. Not only that, but instantly my breathing became easier and not as shallow. When the prayer time was over and it was time for me to leave, I had a real sense of peace and felt so much more comfortable.
A couple of weeks later I had a setback and so I was admitted to hospital for nodules removing from my stomach and was also catheterised.
I have returned to Healing Rooms in Burnley and Clitheroe regularly for more prayer and was given a leaflet with some very helpful scriptures on about healing, to be read aloud at home. This has been like God’s medicine for me to take along with my medical treatments.
The catheter was soon removed; I just get the occasional twinge of pain in my back now; my breathing has continued to improve and I am even taking my dog for 4 and 5 mile walks, including gradients! I am also able to help at home by doing some of the ‘chores’ without being left feeling tired out.
In June I had another blood test done and was expecting to go for my results in July, however I was called to the hospital earlier than I expected. I wondered why, but remembered that one of the Healing Rooms team had told me that they were speaking a good report over me, and that the bible says that a good report makes your bones healthy (Proverbs 15:30). The Consultant was highly delighted to tell me that my PSA is now 3.5 which is a normal reading, that there has not been any deterioration in my Kidney function so he was not concerned about that. He also said that he would not be doing any further blood tests for another 4 months! He has confirmed this in writing.
Praise God. I know He will complete the work He has begun in me.
– K. Rimmington July 2011