Wednesday, October 15, 2008

NOT what we wanted to hear!!!

Sorry ... no cards to post today! This morning was spent at the Oncologist office to hear the results of the various tests Dear Husband went through last week. Unfortunately, we didn't hear what we had hoped to hear. Instead, the word is a bit grim ... he STILL has cancer. All locations have cleared except for one area that just doesn't seem to be responding to the chemo. And for that reason, they have cancelled the remaining scheduled chemo and we're switching gears. (Mind you, this is after already going through 14 chemo treatments).

We are in the process of setting up with our local surgeon (top notch surgeon) to have the affected lymph nodes removed and biopsied ... also we have a consultation scheduled with surgeons at Cleveland Clinic to discuss Stem Cell Transplant ... which might be required in the near future.

I appreciate all of those who have been sending out well wishes & prayers to my husband and myself ... I ask that you continue those prayers ... seems our "cancer journey" isn't quite over yet!!!

Hopefully tomorrow I'll have something a bit more Cheery & Bright to share with you!!!! Thanks everyone ... you will never know how much your friendships and kindness means to us!!!


Melissa Bove said...

My thoughts and Prayers are with your hubby,you and your family! Stay strong and keep the faith.
God Bless and BIG Hugs to you,

Joan Fricker said...

Oh Darlene, I am so very sorry to hear about your husbands test results. I will add him to my prayer list. Our God is a God full of miracles and I will pray that he blesses you with one.


Sarah said...

Ohhh, Darlene, hugs to you. Hopefully the miracle of medical science with God's guiding hand will kick this nasty cancer.

Amy Johnson said...

I was so saddened to read your post this morning. I'm so sorry. I was so hoping to be able to rejoice with you on GOOD news. I will continue to keep you both in my prayers.

Dr M said...

I will certainly keep you both in our prayers.
Throughout my daily travels I witness much. I witness GOD's healing in many ways. I witness the doctors scratching their head in disbelief as they attempt to find the cancer that was previously there. I witness the nurses telling stories of patients that quickly turn into their "heros" as they persevere despite "not so good" news and prognosis. I witness faith, strength and unrelentless compassion by the masses of souls that continue to lift up their brothers and sisters in Christ that they hardly know here on Earth. This is what makes us...FAMILY in CHRIST.
Many continue to pray...for GOD's healing hands to embrace not only Mark but you as well....and HEALING is what we continue to ask for!
In JESUS's name we ask.
Dr M.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Stay strong, my friend! We're here for you and love you!

Anonymous said...

Darlene, I will keep you and your DH is my thoughts and prayers. Please continue to stay strong and I hope your DH will hear something better from the doctors. God bless you both. Kheila

Deb said...

Blessings to you, and prayers for you and your husband...God is the same, yesterday, today and forever, which means He STILL heals!

Melanie said...

I'm sorry ot read this Darlene! :( ((((((hugs))))))))))