Dear Family & Friends,
Thanks to Brad for setting up CaringBridge for John and I and our family. It is so nice to keep in touch and read the guestbook entries from everyone.
The journey began last Tues., Aug 16th, when we went to my Oncologist to have my CT-Scan read. My CA-125 Blood test had elevated. Dr Eltabbakh indicated that I had fluid near the lungs and he needed to draw it for lab tests; what a shock that was! He did a "pleurascentesis" and took out approximately one quart of fluid. He called the next day to say that ovarian cancer cells have recurred.
I start Chemo-therapy on Aug. 29th, treatments will take place every 3 wks. for 18 wks duration. I will have two treatments here, in Burlington and the other four in Venice.
The Dr. okayed our trip to the Catskills next week for four days. Looking forward to meeting our friends from Pinebrook Lake Club for a relaxing time.
We have read all the Guestbook entries and are very encouraged with all the prayers and good wishes; it's a great feeling! Please keep the prayers coming for John & I and our family, without prayers, we would be lost. We need strength and courage to get through this journey. "Jesus I Trust in Thee".
Love Theresa, John and Family