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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!!!
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 redundant...... but they are the most beautiful words of redundancy I've ever heard! And I hope we continue hearing them for many more years to come!!!!!!!