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Sally Earnest
-Sally

Lamentations 3:22-23

New 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;
great is your faithfulness.

 

Praise God for the great report!    I'm so glad he is feeling good!   Thanks for the update!

deb sereday
deb sereday
Helloof how the Lord is helping you from western Pa, My husband was stage 2 pan cancer and resected in Oct 2012 at Cleveland Clinic, 3 months into tx of gemzar there was liver metasasis and now stage 4   That said I would appreciate your thoughts how the Lord is helping you cope,My faith seems so weak and I am so sad,  That said I would like to offer you a free vacation at 1 of our cabins in Cooks Forest Pa  web site is foxfire-cabin.com God bless your faithfulness it is an encouragement Deb Sereday  seredaycabins@gmail.com  
Terry Street
Terry Street
I am amazed and shocked at your story. I take it you have returned tochemo.  You are correct God has his hands on you.  You are not finished with what God has set out for you to accomplish on this earth.I lost my husband August 7, 2010 to stage 4 melanoma cancer.  It was in his toe.  They took the toe off and it had already went to the groin lymph nodes.  He had a PET scan and no signs of cancer.  November 2008, we went to our first cancer center.  The oncologist put him on a preventive chemo pill.  We went back in January, 2009, everything OK.  We went back in April for scans and it was all over him.  We were sent to MD Andersons.  The oncologist wanted to put him in ICU and give him 5 chemo's per day for 5 days, then a week off, which he had to go to the hospital due to the chemo took everything out of his body.  This went on for 4 1/2 months.  The liver was getting very bad.  They did scans.  There was no shrinkage or remission.  They sent us to Hot Springs, AR for a trial chemo.  He took one treatment and became juandice.  We went to the hospital and he was going to take meds IV to bring the numbers down.  He went into renal failure.  He was begging to die.  He had bloated up so bad.  Our hospitals in the town we live in looks at it well he is going to die anyhow.  On Sunday, an oncologist came in and told him he was going to die in 5 days.  It zapped the life out of him.  He just starred at the wall.  He passed away 5 days later.  We had been married for 38 years in 2010.  I realize now if I knew then what I know now he would not have had surgery,  I believe the extensive chemo given to him was like lighting a match.   I am go glad I ran into your sight.  God is awesome!   Blessings to you and your family!  Terry Street
Jennifer Agger
Jennifer Agger
Greetings, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how happy I am for you both and that you have been an inspiration to me.  My 34 year old husband, John, was diagnosed in November 2011 with neuro endocrine pancreatic, stage iv.  At first we did the conventional route, but as I researched more and more, I realized that chemo was not the answer.  I came across your site early last year when I was doing research on Dr Burzynski.  While I didn't completely share your perspective on that point, I whole heartedly agreed with the direction you took into holistic living, so I've followed your journal updates since then.  John has managed to stabilize his tumors through nutrition that is similar on most points to what you are doing...we do things a bit different in some areas, but overall it is the same concept--keep it as God intended.  We did the diet in conjuction with chemo for a few months, then in September, John stopped chemo, because we felt that it was really doing nothing more than killing him. More recently, John began treatment with a naturopath in Portland in December.  The foundation of the program is the Kelley Enzyme Therapy and the doc has enhanced it with some of his own protocol.  You may be familiar with this, as Dr Gonzalez in NYC has gained some notoriety with his own work with the Kelley Enzyme Therapy.  Anyway, John got some bloodwork back last week that indicates that his cancer is becoming less active and he finally has some hope!  It's been hard because John has been a willing participant in holistic living, but I don't think he ever allowed himself to believe that he had a chance of beating this.  Everytime, I saw a post about Wayne's progress, it gave me renewed strength for the both of us, so I want to thank you for sharing your story on here.  It is people like you that light a way for others that may not realize that they have a better option and a chance at life.  I recently began documenting our journey, because I believe that God has put this challenge in our lives so that we may be a testament to others.  Looking back, I wish that I had documented from the start, but am glad that I am doing it now.  If you want to check out my whopping 2 posts, you can at John Agger's caring bridge. You both continue to be in my prayers for continued health and happiness!  
Natalia Norman
Natalia Norman
This is wonderful! I just read your story on "The Other Burzynski Patients", and was ecstatic to find out that after all the hurt you endured that both of your are thriving, soaring! Thanks for sharing about your lifestyle on the google site, it is very enlightening (and SCARY!) to find out about what is really in the stuff we commonly use without giving it any thought. And thank you for showing that it IS possible to make the changes that minimizes exposure to harmful toxins. Peace, and may 2013 be another healthy year for both of you!~natalia.norman
Kristi Lofquist
Kristi Lofquist
Hello Merritt Family, You don't know me, but I stumbled upon your story somehow thru the Internet as I desperately searched for hope and survivors of cancer, especially cancers labeled as grim. We began our journey in April this year when my husband was diagnosed with the worst of brain tumors, grade4 Astrocytoma. It will be 6 months on the 21st of this month and my husband, Greg, my hero is still going strong. It sounds like Wayne is a fighter and you are a great inspiration to me as a caregiver. I was truly touched when I read about the 100 lanterns you released and I want to thank you for your thoughtfulness and for the hope you have given myself and anyone else who knows you personally or just stumbles along. So glad you had a nice celebration. Each day counts and thanks again!
Terry Street
Terry Street
I am amazed and shocked at your story. I take it you have returned tochemo.  You are correct God has his hands on you.  You are not finished with what God has set out for you to accomplish on this earth.I lost my husband August 7, 2010 to stage 4 melanoma cancer.  It was in his toe.  They took the toe off and it had already went to the groin lymph nodes.  He had a PET scan and no signs of cancer.  November 2008, we went to our first cancer center.  The oncologist put him on a preventive chemo pill.  We went back in January, 2009, everything OK.  We went back in April for scans and it was all over him.  We were sent to MD Andersons.  The oncologist wanted to put him in ICU and give him 5 chemo's per day for 5 days, then a week off, which he had to go to the hospital due to the chemo took everything out of his body.  This went on for 4 1/2 months.  The liver was getting very bad.  They did scans.  There was no shrinkage or remission.  They sent us to Hot Springs, AR for a trial chemo.  He took one treatment and became juandice.  We went to the hospital and he was going to take meds IV to bring the numbers down.  He went into renal failure.  He was begging to die.  He had bloated up so bad.  Our hospitals in the town we live in looks at it well he is going to die anyhow.  On Sunday, an oncologist came in and told him he was going to die in 5 days.  It zapped the life out of him.  He just starred at the wall.  He passed away 5 days later.  We had been married for 38 years in 2010.  I realize now if I knew then what I know now he would not have had surgery,  I believe the extensive chemo given to him was like lighting a match.   I am go glad I ran into your sight.  God is awesome!   Blessings to you and your family!  Terry Street
Natalia Norman
Natalia Norman
This is wonderful! I just read your story on "The Other Burzynski Patients", and was ecstatic to find out that after all the hurt you endured that both of your are thriving, soaring! Thanks for sharing about your lifestyle on the google site, it is very enlightening (and SCARY!) to find out about what is really in the stuff we commonly use without giving it any thought. And thank you for showing that it IS possible to make the changes that minimizes exposure to harmful toxins. Peace, and may 2013 be another healthy year for both of you!~natalia.norman
Sally Earnest
-Sally

Lamentations 3:22-23

New 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;
great is your faithfulness.

 

Praise God for the great report!    I'm so glad he is feeling good!   Thanks for the update!

deb sereday
deb sereday
Helloof how the Lord is helping you from western Pa, My husband was stage 2 pan cancer and resected in Oct 2012 at Cleveland Clinic, 3 months into tx of gemzar there was liver metasasis and now stage 4   That said I would appreciate your thoughts how the Lord is helping you cope,My faith seems so weak and I am so sad,  That said I would like to offer you a free vacation at 1 of our cabins in Cooks Forest Pa  web site is foxfire-cabin.com God bless your faithfulness it is an encouragement Deb Sereday  seredaycabins@gmail.com  
Jennifer Agger
Jennifer Agger
Greetings, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how happy I am for you both and that you have been an inspiration to me.  My 34 year old husband, John, was diagnosed in November 2011 with neuro endocrine pancreatic, stage iv.  At first we did the conventional route, but as I researched more and more, I realized that chemo was not the answer.  I came across your site early last year when I was doing research on Dr Burzynski.  While I didn't completely share your perspective on that point, I whole heartedly agreed with the direction you took into holistic living, so I've followed your journal updates since then.  John has managed to stabilize his tumors through nutrition that is similar on most points to what you are doing...we do things a bit different in some areas, but overall it is the same concept--keep it as God intended.  We did the diet in conjuction with chemo for a few months, then in September, John stopped chemo, because we felt that it was really doing nothing more than killing him. More recently, John began treatment with a naturopath in Portland in December.  The foundation of the program is the Kelley Enzyme Therapy and the doc has enhanced it with some of his own protocol.  You may be familiar with this, as Dr Gonzalez in NYC has gained some notoriety with his own work with the Kelley Enzyme Therapy.  Anyway, John got some bloodwork back last week that indicates that his cancer is becoming less active and he finally has some hope!  It's been hard because John has been a willing participant in holistic living, but I don't think he ever allowed himself to believe that he had a chance of beating this.  Everytime, I saw a post about Wayne's progress, it gave me renewed strength for the both of us, so I want to thank you for sharing your story on here.  It is people like you that light a way for others that may not realize that they have a better option and a chance at life.  I recently began documenting our journey, because I believe that God has put this challenge in our lives so that we may be a testament to others.  Looking back, I wish that I had documented from the start, but am glad that I am doing it now.  If you want to check out my whopping 2 posts, you can at John Agger's caring bridge. You both continue to be in my prayers for continued health and happiness!  
Kristi Lofquist
Kristi Lofquist
Hello Merritt Family, You don't know me, but I stumbled upon your story somehow thru the Internet as I desperately searched for hope and survivors of cancer, especially cancers labeled as grim. We began our journey in April this year when my husband was diagnosed with the worst of brain tumors, grade4 Astrocytoma. It will be 6 months on the 21st of this month and my husband, Greg, my hero is still going strong. It sounds like Wayne is a fighter and you are a great inspiration to me as a caregiver. I was truly touched when I read about the 100 lanterns you released and I want to thank you for your thoughtfulness and for the hope you have given myself and anyone else who knows you personally or just stumbles along. So glad you had a nice celebration. Each day counts and thanks again!
Sally Earnest
-Sally

Lamentations 3:22-23

New 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;
great is your faithfulness.

 

Praise God for the great report!    I'm so glad he is feeling good!   Thanks for the update!

Terry Street
Terry Street
I am amazed and shocked at your story. I take it you have returned tochemo.  You are correct God has his hands on you.  You are not finished with what God has set out for you to accomplish on this earth.I lost my husband August 7, 2010 to stage 4 melanoma cancer.  It was in his toe.  They took the toe off and it had already went to the groin lymph nodes.  He had a PET scan and no signs of cancer.  November 2008, we went to our first cancer center.  The oncologist put him on a preventive chemo pill.  We went back in January, 2009, everything OK.  We went back in April for scans and it was all over him.  We were sent to MD Andersons.  The oncologist wanted to put him in ICU and give him 5 chemo's per day for 5 days, then a week off, which he had to go to the hospital due to the chemo took everything out of his body.  This went on for 4 1/2 months.  The liver was getting very bad.  They did scans.  There was no shrinkage or remission.  They sent us to Hot Springs, AR for a trial chemo.  He took one treatment and became juandice.  We went to the hospital and he was going to take meds IV to bring the numbers down.  He went into renal failure.  He was begging to die.  He had bloated up so bad.  Our hospitals in the town we live in looks at it well he is going to die anyhow.  On Sunday, an oncologist came in and told him he was going to die in 5 days.  It zapped the life out of him.  He just starred at the wall.  He passed away 5 days later.  We had been married for 38 years in 2010.  I realize now if I knew then what I know now he would not have had surgery,  I believe the extensive chemo given to him was like lighting a match.   I am go glad I ran into your sight.  God is awesome!   Blessings to you and your family!  Terry Street
Jennifer Agger
Jennifer Agger
Greetings, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how happy I am for you both and that you have been an inspiration to me.  My 34 year old husband, John, was diagnosed in November 2011 with neuro endocrine pancreatic, stage iv.  At first we did the conventional route, but as I researched more and more, I realized that chemo was not the answer.  I came across your site early last year when I was doing research on Dr Burzynski.  While I didn't completely share your perspective on that point, I whole heartedly agreed with the direction you took into holistic living, so I've followed your journal updates since then.  John has managed to stabilize his tumors through nutrition that is similar on most points to what you are doing...we do things a bit different in some areas, but overall it is the same concept--keep it as God intended.  We did the diet in conjuction with chemo for a few months, then in September, John stopped chemo, because we felt that it was really doing nothing more than killing him. More recently, John began treatment with a naturopath in Portland in December.  The foundation of the program is the Kelley Enzyme Therapy and the doc has enhanced it with some of his own protocol.  You may be familiar with this, as Dr Gonzalez in NYC has gained some notoriety with his own work with the Kelley Enzyme Therapy.  Anyway, John got some bloodwork back last week that indicates that his cancer is becoming less active and he finally has some hope!  It's been hard because John has been a willing participant in holistic living, but I don't think he ever allowed himself to believe that he had a chance of beating this.  Everytime, I saw a post about Wayne's progress, it gave me renewed strength for the both of us, so I want to thank you for sharing your story on here.  It is people like you that light a way for others that may not realize that they have a better option and a chance at life.  I recently began documenting our journey, because I believe that God has put this challenge in our lives so that we may be a testament to others.  Looking back, I wish that I had documented from the start, but am glad that I am doing it now.  If you want to check out my whopping 2 posts, you can at John Agger's caring bridge. You both continue to be in my prayers for continued health and happiness!  
Kristi Lofquist
Kristi Lofquist
Hello Merritt Family, You don't know me, but I stumbled upon your story somehow thru the Internet as I desperately searched for hope and survivors of cancer, especially cancers labeled as grim. We began our journey in April this year when my husband was diagnosed with the worst of brain tumors, grade4 Astrocytoma. It will be 6 months on the 21st of this month and my husband, Greg, my hero is still going strong. It sounds like Wayne is a fighter and you are a great inspiration to me as a caregiver. I was truly touched when I read about the 100 lanterns you released and I want to thank you for your thoughtfulness and for the hope you have given myself and anyone else who knows you personally or just stumbles along. So glad you had a nice celebration. Each day counts and thanks again!
Natalia Norman
Natalia Norman
This is wonderful! I just read your story on "The Other Burzynski Patients", and was ecstatic to find out that after all the hurt you endured that both of your are thriving, soaring! Thanks for sharing about your lifestyle on the google site, it is very enlightening (and SCARY!) to find out about what is really in the stuff we commonly use without giving it any thought. And thank you for showing that it IS possible to make the changes that minimizes exposure to harmful toxins. Peace, and may 2013 be another healthy year for both of you!~natalia.norman
deb sereday
deb sereday
Helloof how the Lord is helping you from western Pa, My husband was stage 2 pan cancer and resected in Oct 2012 at Cleveland Clinic, 3 months into tx of gemzar there was liver metasasis and now stage 4   That said I would appreciate your thoughts how the Lord is helping you cope,My faith seems so weak and I am so sad,  That said I would like to offer you a free vacation at 1 of our cabins in Cooks Forest Pa  web site is foxfire-cabin.com God bless your faithfulness it is an encouragement Deb Sereday  seredaycabins@gmail.com