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5/3/2016 Latest post:
Many of you know in June of last year, Elisa fell off a ladder at vacation bible school and broke her femur bone. At the time she had abnormal blood counts which led to more investigation. Finally in March, after a lot of blood tests, X-rays, and bone marrow extractions, Elisa was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, cancer of the blood plasma.
Our cancer hospital in Tulsa recommended a specific treatment protocol and we are in the process of getting a second opinion. We are going through all the same tests again at UAMS, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Multiple Myeloma Institute. This research hospital specializes in this cancer and has significantly higher survival rates. We still need to decide if we will go to MD Anderson in Houston for another opinion.
We will post here to keep our friends up to speed on things. I will close by saying that my Elisa is the bravest person I know. Her bravery is matched only by her determination to do everything she can to work with the doctors to push this cancer into remission. Her faith in God's Grace being sufficient in all things keeps her spirits up. We both covet your prayers for wisdom and perserverance in the weeks to follow.