Saturday, January 5, 2008

A Message of Hope


The following is an excerpt from an email I received from our friend Sam yesterday. You remember Sam, defied pancreatic cancer and now, he is on the path of miracles again! Please continue to pray for Sam and Anne and that the next CT scan will be as positive as the numbers!!

"Praise God!!

In September we got the CT Scan results showing the return on my pancreatic cancer. The radiologist and the oncologist were very grim as to my outcome. My surgeon stated the surgery was out of the question owing to the location of the growth. Chemotherapy was my only option. Anne was told I had 9 months to a year to live. We got the wills updated, talked with our financial advisor regarding Anne's future without me, then we started the process of throwing away "stuff". Anne and I flew to Florida to see my sister and two of her three sons, from there we drove up to Orlando where we met the whole family at Disney for a week, one last fling before starting chemo...my "valley of the shadow of death". Remember the e-mail..."It's in the Valley's I grow"?

At the onset of my treatments my CA 19-9 (cancer markers) was 58. Above 35 they act on it. After the first set of chemo's my markers were 51.9. The second set finished a few weks ago but just got the results: 21 !! Praise the Lord! However, the Oncologist states that NOTHING is conclusive till we see the CT Scan results. I get it sometime after next week's IV treatment.

I'm convinced it's prayer (it's worked for me starting with my birth)...but the chemo's (both of them...one IV and one tablet) are God's working through mankind's knowledge....and I'm convinced of that too.

We're praying for yet another 'miracle'.
"

So are we, Sam, so are we!!

9 comments:

Leslie said...

Prayers are working that is for sure, we will continue to keep him in ours!

Christy said...

That is great. We will continue to keep him in our prayers.

Chrisyt :)

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Our God is so good! Thanks for sharing this positive news.

Love,
Lisa

mommy24treasures said...

praise God! I will continue to lift Sam in my prayers thank you for prayiing for Little Ayla. I appreciate it SO much.
Hugs
Connie

CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

Sheri said...

Praise God! What a testimony to trusting in God and the power of prayer. I will definitely be praying for Sam. Keep us posted.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Our God is a God of miracles! I will lift him up in prayer.
I love the new look of your blog and the girls look darling in their Matilda Jane clothes. I oh, so want to get some things for Hannah.

Dawn said...

Praise God! We will keep Sami in our prayers too!

Meredith Teagarden said...

I will keep Sam in my prayers!

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