Paula’s Story

Site created on January 12, 2019

Welcome friends. Thank you for visiting this site to support Paula, Bob and their family. As they prepare to fight Paula's ovarian cancer we can support them most importantly through our prayers.  Paula has chosen Philippians 4: 4-7 as her anthem during this journey. It is her hope that as we pray for her each day we will join together in reciting these words and find peace in their meaning. "Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ." (NIV)  

It is with great love and respect that I will be sharing Paula's news here, on Caring Bridge. Paula is blessed with so many family and friends so we thought this would be the easiest way to share information, taking the burden off of them.  Please feel free to write comments on this site which will be shared with Paula and Bob.

Thank you for your love and support of our dear friend at this very difficult time. 
Sarah Tellefson

Newest Update

Journal entry by Paula Fuessle

Thank you for you kind thoughts and words.

I have had some very difficult days with depression and anxiety. Yesterday my sister asked me whether I was continuing my devotions and I said, "No." Other than saying memory verses before I fall asleep I was either too tired, depressed, vision challenged, or simply unmotivated. Today I got back to reading and I turned to one of my favorite passages from the book Praying Through Cancer. The message is that no matter how far we feel from God, he is holding us fast and will help us. Isaiah 41:13. I know this but I had to read it again. Waves of depression and anxiety can steer us away but God is never away from us.

As I was meditating, another thought came to me. I have been thinking of my previous 3 treatments as failures but they are not. They have gotten me this far:17 months since my diagnosis. I have already beaten the odds and I intend to keep doing so.

If you don't hear from me soon, it is probably due to side effects and I'll see if Sarah or Gayle can pop in for an update.

Off we go tomorrow with positive thoughts on this next weekly treatment.

Rejoice, always, as he holds us all fast in his hand.

17 Month Ovarian Cancer Survivor
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