Monday, May 9, 2011

Cancer Update: Not over

The surgery last Wednesday was a great success. Praise God that the surgeon was able to take out the whole tumor. He also took a lymph node to have tested for cancer cells. He said that the lymph node looked good in the microscope and felt positive about the day. Praise GOD!

We have been waiting for a call about that lymph nodes since Friday. I've been battling bad thoughts all weekend. Especially since a nurse told me that they had the results, but that the doctor had to read them to me. He was in surgery all day Friday and Monday so I had to wait for him. Satan had all kinds of fun planting bad thoughts into my head about that!

Tonight the doctor finally called. And I wish that I could tell you good news. Unfortunately my lymph node had melanoma cancer cells in it.

This battle is not over.

Tomorrow my oncologist and my surgeon will have a pow wow. And I should have a PET scan this week then we go from there.

That's all we know for now.

Prayer Requests:

1) This news was a giant punch in the gut. I really thought that the results would come back negative. Please pray that I continue to keep positive thoughts and stay grounded in the Truth. Overall we continue to feel very positive about everything and know that God plan's in ALL of this is perfect. I've said it before, but I will not let cancer or Satan or any bad news rob me of the Joy I have in Christ and all the blessings he has given me.

2) Continue to pray for my family as we continue to battle this one.

3) Pray for the doctors, and tests, and for my body to heal from this last surgery. If I'm going to need another surgery I have to be healed up first.

13 comments:

Mandy Radtke said...

praying praying praying - we love you and are inspired by your strength - you and God got this! please let us know if you guys need anything.

SherryB said...

On my knees asking for you. You strength continues to amaze me. Love you!

Sandi said...

We love you and Adam and your kiddos. You are amazing and your faith and strength will pull you through to kick the cancer. Praying continuously...

Brian B said...

Still rooting for you. You're my hero!

MissyF said...

I love you Jen, and you've got the prayers beautiful lady!

Jennijen said...

Oh, Jen. We are praying praying praying without ceasing for you and your amazing family. Be at peace, my super friend, God has a purpose for this that is so much bigger and better than we can possibly imagine. Let us know if you need anything at all at any time.

Sarah said...

Prayers and thoughts are definately with you!

minda312 said...

Psalm 78-author is referring to Exodus in which manna came from heaven to feed the Israelites who have just crossed the red sea. Psalm 78:22&23 "for they did not believe in God or trust in His deliverance. YET He gave a command to the skies above & opened the doors of the heavens." HIS level of faithfulness does NOT depend on MY level of trust. Even when we can't trust or know how to trust- He will STILL be faithful! Praying, Jen.

EastCoastLove said...

When i see your christmas card on the fridge i say a prayer for you and the boys...and i go to the fridge alot :0) just saying....<3

Anonymous said...

Hi! You don't know me, but I'm one of the Kidstuff volunteers who has had the privilege of having Alexis in my classroom and I just wanted to let you know how encouraged I am by your faith in all of this! I am so encouraged by your resilience and trust in the Lord. Satan has no power over you!

Will be praying for you~

Tigard Nana said...

Jenn,
You know our family is very concerned and praying for you. We'll pray for peace for you & Adam and your folks.

When you are starting to worry too much I want you to remember that I have friends who have had this type of cancer in their lymph nodes (more than one node) and are doing great. One was diagnosed with the same thing 25 years ago and has never a problem since. Hugs to you, Bert & Judy

Tigard Nana said...

Jenn,
As I re-read this (and noticed my typos), I thought of the fact that 19 years ago today we were at Jon & Tiff's wedding. 19 years ago!! And remember the next day when all the crew from LGCC went to Disneyland? What a great time that was - I'll have to find some old pictures and send you one. love you -Judy

Amy said...

Jen,
I was gone all last week and just got to reading your update after my mom told me your news!!
We are praying for you and your family! Hugs!

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