In March, Mark was diagnosed w/colon cancer and had successful surgery to
remove it. Life has been back to normal the past couple months until Friday, July 31.
Liver cancer has now been detected (via petscan) and
classified as stage 4 - one main lesion was found. I am scheduled for liver
resection surgery on Aug. 20 at Kennestone Hospital. They have recommended
chemo begin 3-4 wks afterward...we are exploring alternative means of
treatment, but our oncologist feels the chemo is the best means for
survival. Pray for wisdom in this decision. The recovery from liver surgery
can be much longer than the colon procedure.
In March and now we are so very blessed to be lifted up before our Lord by many prayers of friends and family across the nation. We tried to keep everyone informed via e-mail which worked well but this time we have been asked by many to create a blog so that our friends and family can follow Mark's progress at we move toward the healing of this horrid disease if that is God's will for us.
Our prayer request: that God be honored and glorified no matter the
outcome of my situation; I truly am at peace with whatever He wants and has
in store for me; after all, He knew before I was created what was going to
happen to my life. We also claimed "God is good" after my first
bout...guess what...He still is! and He loves just the same. For some
reason, I can feel it even more though now.
Mark's plan is to hit the road running full tilt the next 2 1/2 wks so that our
ministry for FCA does not slack off any more than it has to. There are many
around me who will carry on and do great.