Karen’s story began 17 years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Treatments proved successful in putting her cancer in remission. However, in God’s great providence, he prompted Karen to change to a new doctor. That doctor made it a practice to do additional testing for cancer in other areas of the body. Miraculously, this additional testing discovered Karen’s ovarian cancer at a very early stage. Typically, doctors don’t perform this additional testing and consequently, ovarian cancer is discovered at a later stage...too late to make a difference.
Karen’s ovarian cancer was discovered in early December. She had successful surgery a few weeks later to remove the cancer. However, after analyzing her pathology, the doctor decided that, in order to prevent further recurrence, chemo was warranted. Karen will begin six rounds of chemo, 3 weeks apart, starting on Friday, January 19.
Karen is so grateful that she has this option. Her prognosis is very positive. She knows that God has her in His loving care and is directing her steps. She asks that we lift up the following prayers: that the side effects will be minimal; that she will have strength to endure the treatments, that she will stay healthy during flu season, and that Ramsay, their children and family members will feel at peace about the treatment regimen.
Karen is thankful for your prayers and has been overwhelmed by the many expressions of support. She is trusting in the goodness and grace of her Lord to meet her every need.