Today was the day we went to get the results of the whirlwind tour we took of AnMed’s North Campus. There was enough data to place Kim firmly as Stage 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This is not a lot of additional information, but it is a confirmation of what had been guessed right from the start.
This is actually good, as it means there is no lymphoma in the bone marrow or below the diaphragm, both areas that had as yet been untested. And had they found cancer in these locations, it would have made treatment that much more difficult and the results less “rosy”. So thanks everyone for your prayers, and thank you, God, for being in control, helping Kim and our doctors to identify an issue before it grew to a point where treatment would have been harder.
Kim will begin her chemotherapy with haste, tomorrow morning being her first dose (an all day affair, actually).
Obviously there are areas that you can pray for, still:
- Kim will be able to handle the chemotherapy drugs without excessive nausea.
- Kim’s previous conditions of extreme fatigue and night sweats will be corrected by the treatment.
- Kim’s depression will not kick up during the process – nay, that it might itself be healed!
- That our response of faith and trust, rather than bitter questioning or doubt, brings Jesus honor.
Once again, thanks for all your prayers and well wishes. Let us know if there is anything we can be in prayer about for you.