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Feb 16, 2018
It is best to start at the beginning, but it is difficult to pin point where that is. Yvette has been suffering with intermittent headaches since October of 2016. Being a caregiver and mom, as well as being a wife, and friend to many, she put her own health on the "back burner". In late February Yvette noticed a bump on her head along with increasing pain and frequency of her headaches. At a dinner party in early March Yvette reached out to a physician friend, who suggested she see her primary doctor. On Thursday, March 23 the headaches were so severe that she could not lift her head from the pillow, which resulted in a trip to York Hospital Emergency Department. Scans, MRIs and blood tests indicated that she had a large tumor in her skull, along with bone lesions on her ribs and pelvis. Due to its massive size, surgery was scheduled to remove the tumor on the morning of March 29. However, on the afternoon before the scheduled surgery, additional tests indicated a different presentation. A diagnosis of MULTIPLE MYELOMA was given, which is a blood cancer originating in the bone marrow. Due to this new diagnosis, the brain surgery was canceled and a new treatment plan of radiation and chemo is presently being devised. Yvette has a long journey ahead and will need all of our love, prayers and support through this process. We are profoundly grateful to God for his care and provision, and to our family and friends who will be needed more than ever at this time in our lives.