Keeping you Posted…

January 16, 2008

Last week Mom had her routine Cat scans and PET scans done. She reviewed the results with the Dr. yesterday. The Cat scan showed nothing but the PET scan showed a couple of small areas that looked suspicious. They were dense and could be a sign of cancer forming. They did her tumor marker count and today she heard back that it went from 9 to 19. That is still in “normal” range but the rise is not a good indication.

At this point they will wait 4 weeks and do another tumor marker level. If it continues to rise then they will discuss chemo again. I know that right now, Mom feels like she just finished chemo and it is hard to even think about.

Please pray with us that this tumor marker count will stay down, that God will continue to provide for her healing and also for peace of mind for Mom.

Here is a picture of my family at Christmas.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:7-10



3 responses to Keeping you Posted…

  1. Karen you have a beautiful family…well, all except for Tom that is, but 7 out of 8 ain’t bad. :-)

    My thought and prayers will be with you and your Mother. I really like that passage. I love to stop by and read your site, I always get encouragement from it.


  2. I will continue to pray for your mom….as well as your whole family.
    I love that your mom has remained strong in her faith through all the ups and downs in her battle with this cancer. Watching her go through this whole situation and still be able to say “blessed be the name of the Lord”….well, that just encourages my faith!

  3. Tell Judy that we are praying for her. I love that scripture.