My Story

Welcome to Wayne's CaringBridge website. I've created it to keep friends and family updated about his journey. Get started by reading the introduction to his website, My Story.

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Wayne started having stomach pain a few months ago… and was less than eager to visit a doctor. He finally did,.. with a little encouragement from his wife, ( more like bodily harm if he refused) and the testing began. He was first given an upper GI to check for ulcers. They did not find any. Then the doctor wanted to check the Gall Bladder with an ultrasound.  It showed, what they called, an abnormality on the Pancreas. The doctor then ordered a high contrast CT Scan, because he said although they found gall stones,… they were not concerned with those at the moment. The CT scan revealed a golf ball size tumor on the Pancreas, and two quarter size tumors on the Liver. He informed us that he was 99% sure that it was cancer, but wanted to do a biopsy to be 100% sure and to determine the type of cancer it is so the Oncologist will know what kind of treatments to recommend. The biopsy was done on Friday morning. (9.25.09) We recieved the results today. (9.28.09) It is cancer. An agressive type of Adenocarcenome.... stage 4, with lymph node involvment.
All the information I’ve been given or researched indicates that this is a fatal diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is ugly,… very ugly! The medical community sees it as a death sentence…. And usually a very quick one. It does not look good.  HOWEVER,… it didn’t look good when Daniel was thrown into the Lion’s Den,… or when Esther was told about the planed destruction of her people,… or when the three Hebrew boys were told they would be thrown into the fiery furnace, or when Paul was given the sentence  of time spent in a Roman prison…… BUT Daniel survived the Lion’s Den,… Esther saved her people,… the Hebrew boys emerged without even the smell of smoke,.. and Paul was released from prison numerous times and gave us some of the most powerful writings contained in the Bible! There is hope! Our God is an awesome God! AND a miracle that seems so monumental to our human ways of thinking is only as difficult as Him willing it to be! I KNOW he hears our prayers! I also know that sometimes he does not answer our prayers in the ways that we might like,… but He is always answers! He will never leave us, and He is all-knowing! He can see our tomorrows. Tomorrow to God is just as clear as our yesterdays are to us! He sees time,… backward and forward! He will sustain us!!!
Wayne and I have embarked on a new lifestyle,…. In addition to our faith in Christ we will now be adding to our daily routine a diet of mostly raw vegetables and fruits. We have it on good authority from friends and family and tons of research that this kind of diet works to reduce and even destroy cancer cells. It’s referred to as the Alkaline Diet.  We intend to do everything within our power to fight this difficult diagnosis!!! FAITH, FAMILY, FRIENDS,… and now… DIET! We feel we need them all!
Thank you all so much for the outpouring of love and support you have already shown us!!! It truly means so very much! Keep us in your prayers,… add us to your prayers lists,…. Request prayer for us at your place of worship!!! AND when God does His miracle…. You can brag on Him,.. saying you had a part in it!!!


Lisa Merritt posted a new journal entry, "More good news!".

And still more good news!!!!!!Wayne had another scan on Thursday of last week and got the results today. They are as follows.......AGAIN  no change! AGAIN no growth! ... Read more

Lisa Merritt posted a new journal entry, "Wayne's 5 Year Celebration!!!".

Wayne's 5 Year  Celebration will be October 4th at our house,...... We look forward to seeing everyone!!!Bring yourselves.... your lawn chairs,...... a side dish or ... Read more

Lisa Merritt added a new photo.

Beth Huntington signed Wayne's Guestbook.

Hi Lisa and Wayne, i was researching Bruzynski's clinic and read your story I'm aghast at all of the horror stories.Your Dec update is hopefulYou're in my thoughts and ... Read more

Michelle Drouin Woodburn signed Wayne's Guestbook.

Awesome!  God is good.  What a testimony your family has.  :)  Read more

Lisa Merritt posted a new journal entry, "Latest UPDATE on Wayne".

Hello everyone, Wayne had his latest scan on Wednesday, and got the results today. Again..... no change, no growth, and no new areas of involvement! I know that is ... Read more

KEVIN&TAMARA STROUP signed Wayne's Guestbook.


-Sally signed Wayne's Guestbook.

Lamentations 3:22-23New International Version (NIV)22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.23 They are new every morning; ... Read more

Lisa Merritt posted a new journal entry, "UPDATE on Wayne".

Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.Romans 5:2-5 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in ... Read more

Lisa Merritt posted a new journal entry, "Latest scan results...".

"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" as it is written in James 5:16. Many times I've heard this verse, but never contemplated the ... Read more

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