Life Just Threw Me a Major Curve Ball


There’s a saying that says something about life throwing us curve balls. Well, yesterday I was thrown one that buckled my knees.

For the past couple months I’ve been having some “bowel issues” that finally landed me in the family doctor’s office. From there it was on to the gastroenterologist and a colonoscopy. A mass was found and biopsied. And then we waited.

Yesterday, I was sitting at my desk at work, phone to my ear, my mind churning–I’m only 35; I have no family history of any kind of cancer; I have a wife and three daughters who I adore and adore me; I never drank or smoked; I’m not overweight; I have a book, my first novel, coming out in June–and the doctor is telling me “You have colon cancer.”

Curve ball. Big time.

“You have colon cancer.” Four words that carry such weight. Then he said things about catching it early . . . surgery to remove it . . . will need a CAT scan . . . follow-up appointments. And my mind kept getting stuck on I’m only 35; I have a wife and three daughters.

This morning my wife and I meet with the surgeon to discuss the options and course of treatment. I just want this thing out of me. It’s like an alien sucking my life away little by little.

And how do I handle all this? I don’t. I give it to God to handle. This one’s much bigger than me. You see, I realize full well that God knows my body better than anyone, and I know full well that nothing catches Him by surprise. Psalm 139 says God is an author. He wrote a story titled The Life and Times of Michael William Dellosso where every day–every triumph, every failure, every hardship, every mundane thing–is chronicled and detailed. And He wrote this book before I was even born!

This is part of the grand story of my life . . . we’ll see how it all concludes.

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Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on March 18, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Michelle Pendergrass

    Oh wow. You will be prayed for. You, your wife, and your babies.Father God, Sometimes it is so hard to know what to say. Things catch us off guard, its like driving on black ice. We don’t know we’re slipping until the ice under us and then it takes so much work to regain composure. Help Mike and his family rely totally on you and your ultimate wisdom. Fill them with your words of peace and comfort, pour over them your grace and love, hold them in your arms and squeeze them tight so they’ll feel your presence at all times. Send your angel of protection down to ward off the enemy as they fight this battle, Lord. In Jesus’ Precious name I pray, Amen.

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  2. I am so sorry.Amen Michelle…what a nice prayer.Mike, you and your family will be in my prayers. Jenna

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  3. I’m praying for you, Mike. Your attitude is an inspiration.

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  4. Keep your trust in God like you are. He not only has you in mind but your wife and daughters as well. He’ll lead you all through this.What a wonderful prayer Michelle, I second it.You’re in my prayers, my friend.

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  5. The Surrendered Scribe

    We dismiss this mass in Jesus’ name. Let this be a blip on the screen and more than anything, a time for Mike and his family to rejoice over Your power and greatness this Resurrection Season. We claim a total and complete healing and restoration to Mike. Thank you for the peace you are and will continue to give this family. Help this family reflect on who the enemy and his schemes truly are—the defeated one. This cancer is defeated and dismissed. In Him we surrender and trust–Amen.

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  6. Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement. This is a difficult time but God is good. We’ll trust Him to carry us through this.

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  7. I echo everyones prayers and will be praying my own. God is greater than anything the enemy can through against you, and we’ll be here to stand with you through it all.

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