Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chemo - Round 3

Friends and Family,

Mark is though round 3 of chemo. After round 2 he felt bad for quite a while on and off but if you saw him you wouldn't know it - he always has a positive attitude and keeps going no matter what! He had an allergic reaction which caused some breaking out on his face but Benadryl took care of that and by this past week-end looked and felt great!

Please continue to pray for complete healing, for faith and for a great result when he gets his next pet scan which will be in about 3-4 weeks we think. Also, pray that he will feel good and that the nausea will dissipate.

We are thankful this week for the help of my mom and sister from WV who have been a tremendous help around the house!! I look at where God has put us and marvel that every time we have a need that God sends someone to meet that for us. It is amazing how the support of family and friends has helped us in this journey from the smallest of things to the largest and we praise Him for the blessings He has sent us!

With much love,

Mark and Lee

Psalm 8:3-4

When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the st ars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Psalm 36: 7,10
How excellent is Thy lovingkindness, O God! O continue Thy lovingkindness unto them that know Thee.

John 10:10
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Matthew 11:28
come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Isaiah 26:3
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.

I Chronicles 5:20
They cried to God...and He was entreated of them; because they put their trust in Him.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Chemo - Round 2

Friends and Family,

We are happy to say that Mark is through round 2 of chemo. He did feel nauseated some but overall did pretty well for which we are thankful!

Wearing the pump for 48 hours hasn't slowed him down much - I took him to a couple meetings on Wednesday and listened as he sat there and talked about FCA and such as I heard the pump every now and then making its noise as it disperses the chemo. I am very proud of the fact that he is going forward and not letting this hinder his ministry.

Our continued prayer requests is for complete healing and for minimal to no side effects from the chemo.

He has two more rounds of chemo before they will scan him again and then they plan to do another liver resection, give him time to recover and then start back on the chemo. We pray that the doctors will be befuddled when they scan him and that our Lord has chosen to heal him and has taken the cancer away! Wouldn't it be wonderful to not have to go through another liver surgery??

Thanks to the Lord for His mercies are new every day and His faithfulness is greater than anything Mark and I have ever experienced before!

We are constantly thankful for your prayers and support and love!

Mark and Lee

Psalm 103:1-2

Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits>

II Chronicles 30:9

For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away His face from you, if ye return unto Him.

Colossians 2:7

Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Psalm 121:1

I will left up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

Psalm 35:28

My tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness and of Thy praise all the day long.