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Posted 2016-02-13T04:37:12Z

Chemo # 23

Chemo # 23 - done.  We say the days of chemo (and many days following) are like walking in the valley of darkness, and this arctic blast is like the exclamation point to that statement!  Good days follow though, thank God!  

We broke ranks with our parish on Ash Wednesday and went to a parish that offers an outdoor service, A.K.A. "Drive Through ashes."  There was quite a line down the street of others who appreciated the lenten reminder of ashes without having to expend the energy and brave the cold to receive it!  John does have his own Eucharist Minister/good friend, Patrick, visit every now and then as well.  Visits from friends and family near and far (Harvey/California made another trip!) are always uplifting, comforting, and appreciated.  

John continues to beat the odds, CA 19-9 (tumor marker) has decreased again to 210.  That's still a high number but we, and the staff at the infusion center, get really excited each time there is a lower reading.  CT Scan this coming Wednesday, hoping for all to go well, looking for more shrinkage!  

Prayers abound.  Thanks for the love and support! XO

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23


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Comments (11)

  • Joanne Weir
    Joanne Weir

    Sending our love, Joanne and Joe

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Maryann Garner
    Maryann Garner

    Praying for you

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Betsy Raber
    Betsy Raber

    Prayers and Hugs to you and John 😘

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Colleen Smith
    Colleen Smith

    Many blessings and prayers for a rewarding Lenten journey. Your fight is a powerful inspiration and testimony of faith. Colleen & Ray

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Tammy

    Prayers as always

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Betsy scheffling
    Betsy scheffling

    Always in my prayers. Love to you all👏

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Amy Grimm
    Amy Grimm

    Sending all our love to you - Amy and Peter

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Linda Gesell
    Linda Gesell

    Hang in there...prayers abound Libda

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Carol Maloney
    Carol Maloney

    I just had to smile at the "drive through" comment, i hope you got coffe with that, maybe even a side of fries?? Lol!! The markers certainly are a testimony of God's love and everyone's prayers, oh, and of course John's amazing capacity! You are all always in our prayers. Not a day goes by without. Stay warm and cozy inside John! With love, Carol and Art

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Martha Manger
    Martha Manger

    Over the past year, you taught me how to pray again, and now I'm really into it! Thank you for that. Somehow other friends and neighbors have gotten that vibe from me, so now I have quite a list of people needing prayers, and John D is on the top of that list! Besides asking God for renewed health, I send up a lot of gratitude for prayers answered, of which there are many. It never ceases to amaze me -- the power of prayer. Relax and enjoy the good days.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • mavel tiratto
    mavel tiratto

    Dearest John and Annie, It was wonderful to spend time with you at the Mardi Gras Bingo. John, you are in inspiration. God hears our prayers everyday. Love, Neil and Mavel Psalm 119:50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

    4 years ago · Reply