We once again covet your prayers that we can continue to cast our burdens on the Lord. We look to Him to sustain us. (If your remember from my last update, sustain means to comfort, help, assist, encourage, succor, support, give strength to, buoy up, carry, cheer up, hearten.)
Today was my Gamma Knife procedure to treat my brain lesions. I had a high resolution brain MRI this morning for the neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist to use to plan my treatment. They were expecting 3-4 spots to treat from looking at my previous MRI 2 weeks ago. But today they found 18 spots! While we were shocked by this news, we take great comfort knowing that God was not surprised today.
They went ahead and treated the 7 biggest spots in a nearly 2 hour procedure today. We will have to regroup and talk through the options to treat the remaining spots. Pray my doctors will have wisdom as they discuss further treatment options and for wisdom for us as we seek the Lord’s will for the next step.
In the mean time, I will continue with the plan and start my new chemo on Tuesday. Pray that this will be effective against the other cancer in my lungs, liver, and bones without causing severe side effects for me. I am already extremely fatigued from my previous treatments.
Thank you again for all your prayers and support! They truly sustain us during this difficult journey.
“Cast your burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee” (Psalm 55:22)