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My Story

Cancer has been a formidable challenge for the past 8 years (Feb 2012 will be eight years). But in many ways, it has also been a blessing because during the course of my journey, I have had the privilege of learning a lot about myself and about the God I love and serve. Getting to know God is such a privilege. And, He never stops revealing new things about Himself to me. How much joy is that???





Interestingly enough, cyber space must have eaten my story because it has disappeared! I will recreate the short version: Three separate primary cancers in less than five years. Kidney cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney cancer again, high grade myxoid histeosarcoma over 18 cm long and just as deep (wrapped around my femoral artery, femoral vein, and quadricep), kidney cryoablation twice, radical nephrectomy, and acute renal failure. Radiation that left severe burns and a hole in my leg that took a year to heal. Metastasis to the lungs. IL-2 treatments (which I affectionately refer to as flu in a bag). Chemo since May 5th, 2008 (28 days on, 14 days off). So many biopsies I lost count, numerous surgical procedures, scores of scans and related tests. Medical costs: astronomical. God's presence every second, every minute, every hour, every day of this journey. God's love and protection, a constant. God's Truth as my compass, giving direction, hope and promise. God's wisdom, discernment, guidance for me and for my doctors. God's gifts of the spirit on an ongoing basis. All this and more: priceless.

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Sue Guenther posted a new journal entry.

There will be a grave side service for Mom ~ October 5th, 2012 11am Memorial Park Cemetery9900 Gross Point RoadSkokie, IL 60076847-677-4401Thank you to all of the people ... Read more

chris signed Sue's Guestbook.

Im thinking of you my sweet Sue..Hope you are taking good care of my girl for me.<3 Read more

Loraine Keck signed Sue's Guestbook.

Oh, how I wish I could be there in Illinois with you on the 5th.  Your Mom was truly an Angel here on Earth; and, now I know she is there smiling from Wing to Wing, and ... Read more

Christine DeLuca signed Sue's Guestbook.

Prayers for comfort and strength for you and your family during this difficult time.   Read more

Gina Sbraccia and CB's Buddy signed Sue's Guestbook.

Hi Girls, Thank you so much for sharing your mom with me and so many others. I attended the memorial and it was beautiful! I had only met your mom in person a couple of ... Read more

Kathy dulski signed Sue's Guestbook.

I regret that i never was able to meet Sue in person though we spoke on the phone, emailed and so forth. I live here in chicago and will be there. My deepest sympathies. Read more

Nikki Brown signed Sue's Guestbook.

Dear Guenther family~ I just want to let you know what a profound influence your mother, wife, friend had on me.  I am friends with Faith  & Carmen.  When I was ... Read more

suzanne stewart signed Sue's Guestbook.

Dear Brooke and family of Sue, Sue was only my 2nd of many "chemo-angel" buddies. I had the pleasure to meet her and Brooke, her daughter, twice on our trips to ... Read more

Sue Guenther posted a new journal entry.

There will be a grave side service for Mom ~ October 5th, 2012 11am Memorial Park Cemetery9900 Gross Point RoadSkokie, IL 60076847-677-4401Thank you to all of the people ... Read more

Michele Chase signed Sue's Guestbook.

I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts & prayers... Read more

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