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Journal entry by Shannon Adams

From Dad:
Rejoice with us: Jenifer received very positive news today from her Oncologist.  Her scans showed “There has been extraordinarily positive response to treatment since the 
previous examination.”  He said her cancer is “dormant”, and her bones have begun to re-build in areas where the cancer has receded.  Chemotherapy now changes  to “maintenance”. He expects her issues with pain, and trouble walking, will be significantly helped by diet and drinking more water.  Still a long way to go, but we Praise the Lord for answered prayer, and Thank You all for taking her needs to the Throne of Grace.
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Journal entry by Shannon Adams

Over the last few weeks Jenifer has had various scans taken. Last week she met with her oncologist and radiologist to review the findings. Both doctors said everything looks excellent! The cancer that remains is still responding well to the chemo. At this point they see no need to do any additional radiation (which is rare for her diagnosis). We praise God for this amazing progress report. Jenifer will continue with two more rounds of chemo. Also, she has had a much better week regarding the pain in the legs! Thank you for your continued prayers! 

Journal entry by Shannon Adams

Jenifer is doing much better today! Her lactic acid levels have dropped to a more stable level. The pain is more manageable and she is able to walk with the assistance of a walker. She has been released from the hospital!  She will have a home nurse and physical therapist begin visiting her several times a week to build up her strength. Thanks again for your prayers. 

Journal entry by Shannon Adams

Thank you for the prayers. The good news is that Jenifer’s cancer has stabilized. There is no new cancer and the existing cancer has not grown. There still is not a clear answer to why she is struggling with walking. Her lactic acid level is high and her blood pressure is low. She is still in the hospital. There is some talk of having her go to a rehab facility to work on strengthening her legs. Please keep the prayers coming. Thanks!

Journal entry by Shannon Adams

Jenifer is in need of a lot of prayers right now. She was admitted into the hospital last night. She is having difficulty moving her legs. They have run numerous tests and have not found a reason yet. She is understandably scared as we wait for answers. They are going to do an MRI to get a better look at everything. Please pray for peace for Jenifer and wisdom for the doctors. Thank you! 

Journal entry by Shannon Adams

Jenifer continues with her weekly chemo and lymphedema appointments. 
This week Jenifer has had a setback in her pain management. She is experiencing significant pain in both of her legs. There is a possibility they will do an MRI to see what is the causing the pain. 
On Friday morning she is scheduled to have an MRI of her brain. This is to just verify the cancer has not returned following the cyberknife radiation treatment she had this past spring. 
Prayers would be greatly appreciated as she has these tests as well as relief from her pain. Thank you!

Journal entry by Shannon Adams

No chemotherapy today as this is Jenifer’s week off. She’ll resume next week.  Due to some ongoing issues, she is scheduled for an endoscopy procedure Tuesday morning. Please keep her in prayer.  During back surgery last week, she had difficulty coming out of the general anesthesia. Please pray that this is not an issue tomorrow.

She has two lymphedema wrapping sessions this week and is praying that this month ends rapidly, so she can place these behind her.

We will keep you posted on tomorrow’s procedure and more in the coming days.

Thank you for your unceasing prayers and support.

Journal entry by Shannon Adams

Jenifer’s back surgery last Friday was a success.  While there is still pain at the sites the neurosurgeon drilled into, the back pain, from the compression fractures has been repaired and alleviated!

She had another successful round of chemotherapy on Monday.

Twice weekly in August and September Jenifer visits the lymphedema specialist and has her right arm wrapped tightly. This helps with the swelling, but is quite uncomfortable to wear between visits. 

Please remain in prayer for these and for the unspoken requests she has.

Journal entry by Shannon Adams

Jenifer is continuing to have trouble with swelling in her arm and legs. Last week she began having her arm wrapped to reduce the fluid buildup. The wrap is changed and the arm massaged twice a week. She will continue this therapy for a total of six weeks. 
On Friday, Jenifer will be having her back surgery. The surgery is to repair the three vertebrae that have collapsed and fractured now that the cancer is out of the area. The procedure is to patch and fill the areas that have collapsed. It should be an outpatient surgery. The doctor says she should have instant relief from the back pain. 
Thank you all for the prayers! 
Jenifer’s Story

Site created on April 7, 2019

Jenifer was in a car accident early February.  Several weeks later complications from the accident led to the discovery of breast cancer that had spread to several lymph nodes. Through further testing they have diagnosed her with stage 4 cancer, since it has spread to multiple bones, spine, brain and neck.

The first priority is to protect the compromised bones from fracturing so they can begin chemotherapy. She will also be having radiation immediately as well. Thank you all for your prayers. 

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