Doctors told Linda Wolstenholme that the cancer
in her body was beyond cure. But people were
praying for her...
See her interviewed by British Christian TV, and
read her story!
In August 2006 I had a
prophecy from God which revealed I would be
going through some difficult things, that it
would be hard but I would come through it and
would be able to testify about it and help
others. Of course I immediately forgot about it,
not even telling my husband, and just got on
with life as you do.
In February 2007 I started to have tests for
something that didn’t seem quite right health-wise, and subsequently had some exploratory
operations. In April 2007 I was diagnosed with
cancer of the bladder. The cancer,
adenocarcinoma, was extremely rare, very nasty
and aggressive, and this particular type of
cancer was ‘almost unheard of in the bladder’.
To make matters worse, the doctors did not
believe it was treatable with chemotherapy and
stated they had no other option than to operate.
This was fine by me, reluctantly, as I just did
not want any chemo.
Little did I realise how big the operation was
to be. The surgeons planned to remove my
bladder, my womb, my ovaries and various other
bits and pieces. After that they were going to
take a piece of my bowel and reshape it into a
new bladder. Understand, the bladder is a muscle
but the bowel is not, and so I was going to have
to learn how to control the reshaped
tissue after the operation. The procedure was
going to take 12 hours and I would be in
hospital for six weeks or more depending how I
got on with the new bladder training. In all it
was going to take about a year to get back to
anything near normal.
Prior to the operation my prayer had been that
the surgeons would open me up and see that there
was no cancer after all. However, three hours
into the actual operation they decided to stop
as they said the cancer had spread and felt it
unfair to put me through such a big operation
which would not result in a cure. They stitched
me back together again.
The following day the doctors came to tell me
about the operation. They told me how sorry they were but that they couldn’t help me any further.
I asked them if what they really meant was that
I was going to die? Their answer was, “Sorry, but
yes”! My reply to them was that they may not be
able to heal me but I know God can! The doctors
then said that the original symptoms I had would
reappear between that day and three months and
that the symptoms as the cancer spread to other parts of my
body would appear in four to six months.
Five days after the operation, which took place
the 18th July 2007, I went home.
Now, thousands of people were praying for me all
around the world, people I didn’t even know. For
this I was so, so grateful.
On my next visit to the hospital the doctors
wanted me to immediately start chemotherapy and
then go on to have radiotherapy to treat the
cancer, which they said was now in my
bloodstream. Well, I didn’t want it before the
big operation and I certainly didn’t want it
after the operation, so I declined it. Everyone,
especially my husband, was
encouraging me to have the chemo and even the
Church leadership recommended I take the
treatment. However, I just didn’t want it as I
was certain that God had already said I would
get through all this and so I knew I would be
alright. When He says something ‘IT IS’!
Anyway, it has now been 20 months since the big
operation, I’ve had no treatment whatsoever,
and I continue to be fit and well with none of
the symptoms returning. What Jesus has done for
me he can do for YOU!
THANK YOU, JESUS!
- Linda Wolstenholme
Update - February 2013
Although Linda was completely healed in July
2007, and was still clear of cancer at
subsequent check-ups three years later, the
cancer eventually returned and she passed away just before
We join with her husband, Tom, in giving thanks
for her life, and that God gave her five more
years through the miraculous healing that took place
in 2007. When
we have faith in Christ, we know that death is
not the end, and that we shall see each other
one day in heaven. For Jesus said, "He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."