Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Hello Friends & Family,
It's been a little while since I've posted but we've had a bit of bad news so I've not been in the mood to write much. My cancer has returned & I'm not happy about it!! I was at the Women of Faith conference the weekend of Oct 21-22 & had what I thought was indigestion. After a couple days of vomiting & unbelievable pain; I was admitted to Maple Grove Hospital to find out I have 5 gallstones. They were trying to decide if the gallbladder needed to come out. The surgeon suggested that I see my oncologist (Dr Levi Downs) so I did a couple days later. Thinking I was only going down there to talk about my gall bladder, Ed didn't go with me. Didn't think I needed him to. Well...they told me there is a tumor about 8x12cm & probably wasn't the gallbladder at all. So...I've begun treatment again. A little different this time. I'll have an infusion of Avastin once every 3 weeks & a chemo pill (Cytoxan) every day.

This has been a real kick in the gut because I've been feeling great & had no idea this was going on. Please keep us all in your prayers as we continue to battle this "nasty little troll"!!

In the meantime, Ed & I got to spend today with Oliver at his Grandparent's Day at preschool. We had so much fun!! So fortunate to be able to do these kind of things with our family. So we do have many blessings that are being showered on our family. We have all become even closer to each other I think & we have definitely become closer to God. So in many ways, this has been a blessing; if that can be possible.

Thank you for your continued prayers for our family.