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Around the end of January/beginning of February Becky started having digestive issues. She couldn't eat much food and was experiencing nausea once a week. Her doctor ordered a sonogram to see if her gall bladder was okay. The gall bladder looked fine, but a suspicious mass showed in the right kidney. She soon found the digestive issues were the result of a reaction to recently prescribed diabetes medicine (and since have been resolved). After a CT scan, the mass in the kidney appeared to be cancerous, and has grow outside the kidney into the vena cava vein (in a small section of the vein so far). She will have surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Monday April 19. She was approved to be part of an immunotherapy trial, not to receive the immunotherapy drug, but to be observed with tests and scans for several years afterwards. At this point the cancer appears to be stage 3. Please pray with us (this is her husband Roger writing) that God heals her, grants her an easy recovery, and that the cancer does not return. Thank you for the prayers and well-wishes!!
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him." - Psalm 28:7
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.” - Lamentations 3:21-24
It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” - Deuteronomy 31:8