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

Dear Family, Friends, and Pipeliners;

We are rejoicing because we had the best possible news today. My doctor came into the room with a huge smile on her face. The CT scan showed no cancer! My blood work was excellent, too. The CT scan was of my full torso so everything from the neck down is clear. We expected good news, but honestly, I didn't expect it to be THIS good. We are overjoyed and full of thanksgiving. God is good! 

Gayle and Steve met us at the Springfield Clinic and stayed with us throughout the day. Their support means everything. The day was pleasant. After the CT scan we had a few hours before the appointment so we had a delicious lunch in Springfield at a mansion/restaurant called Incredibly Delicious. We went back to the clinic for our 2:30 PM appt. After getting the report from my doctor, Gayle, Bob, and I ran out to the waiting room to tell Steve the good news. We had tears of joy and hugs all around. I'm sure everyone in the room was watching us and silently rejoicing too.

I'll be going to my specialist every 3 months for a CT scan to compare with the scan I had today. I'm a real champ at drinking that orange stuff now. I might hold a record for getting it down quickly--all 40 oz of it.

Thank you, again, for your positive thoughts, prayers, and love. You have been with me through the past 7 months and I appreciate each one of you.

Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS! I will say it again, REJOICE!

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