May 04, 2021
Journal Entry by Alison Freeman — May 5, 2021
Good morning! We arrived home safely Monday night from our trip to MD Anderson in Houston, TX. Overall it was a good visit; she had some exhausting, long days but with positive answers.
After all the tests, they didn’t find anymore cancer anywhere! That is a huge praise!
Talking with all 3 doctors yesterday we have a basic plan moving forward. Courtney will finish her current course of chemo here in Pensacola which will take us to June 30. They will then re-evaluate her for surgery at MD Anderson. She may or may not need more radiation; this depends on the pathology results after the surgery. The surgery will be at least 4-6 weeks after chemo ends and, if radiation is needed, that would be 2 weeks after surgery.
The doctors emphasized to us that she will always be stage 4; but they want to move her from stage 4 metastatic disease to stage 4 no evidence of disease. After they looked at all of her tests results they are very optimistic this will happen. They won’t say cured, healed, or in remission but we can say prayers answered!
THANK YOU for all your prayers!! The Lord is hearing and answering those prayers. We met some new prayer warriors at Christchurch Baptist Fellowship on Sunday that have been at the same facility and some are/have been walking the same road we are. It was such a blessing to find a good church to attend when we can’t be with our church family here in Pensacola.
We have been blessed with great medical care both here and in Texas. Courtney was talking with her nurses and told them how we came to be with her Pensacola oncologist and they said we had the best one for her. What a blessing! The Lord knew and directed our path even when we didn’t know what she needed.
Our journey isn’t over but we are encouraged that we are on the right path for Courtney. Thank you coming along with us!
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18
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