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Posted 2017-04-19T02:31:14Z

Where we are today...

Dear friends of JohnD, I have to admit that these posts are getting harder to write. Today we went to Monmouth Medical for a lumbar puncture to try to collect cells so Dr. Cohen could see if there was a different type of cancer present and treat it accordingly.  The procedure was aborted because the interventional radiologist felt it was too risky due to the location of brain tumors in relation to the spine.  We then went on to the radiation department to begin the 10 round series of daily treatments to try and decrease the pain and effects from the brain tumors which are increasing due to cancer in meningeal fluid.  Not a pleasant experience after radiation, to say the least.  Holding out hope that it will have a more positive effect as time goes by.

Thank you for all of the offers to help, we are good for now.  Prayers are always accepted!

If you haven't already seen, here's the link to John's Living Last Supper portrayal of Andrew the Apostle:  He really held it together to be a part of this with his brother apostles!

...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint...

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Comments (9)

  • Amy Grimm
    Amy Grimm

    Oh Annie and John, you are in our prayers. Peter and I send our love. I wish we could do something more to help. Love, Amy and Peter

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Kathy Vidal
    Kathy Vidal

    My heart and prayers are with John and all your family. Kathy Vidal

    3 years ago · Reply
  • sam adjangba
    sam adjangba

    Praying for John D and his family

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Betsy Raber
    Betsy Raber

    Keepin John in my prayers ❤️

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Donna Flanagan
    Donna Flanagan

    Holding John D and all the family close in my heart with prayers, hope and love. Stay strong xoxox

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Betsy scheffling
    Betsy scheffling

    Prayers for John that pain will lessen and tumors disappear. Prayers for family to help cope. Sending lots of love to you all. ❤️😘

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Kim brockway
    Kim brockway

    Thank you for writing, we are praying.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Liz Cooner
    Liz Cooner

    Beautiful Living Last Supper! We were praying for John even before his name was mentioned in the petitions at Easter mass, and will continue to do so. He is a hero, for sure. You are too, Annie. Your faith inspires us all. God bless you.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Hagop and Lina Bakhtiarian
    Hagop and Lina Bakhtiarian

    Annie, John is constantly in our prayers ! Thinking of you ! Stay strong ! Please let us know if we can help in anyway Love you❤

    3 years ago · Reply