Leanne's appointment with Dr. Bloom today showed some new cancer spots. The cancer that was previously in her lymph nodes is growing and there is cancer in another lymph node as well as a new spot on her liver.
Due to the results of this scan, Dr. Bloom has decided to turn Leanne's ovaries off again to stop estrogen from being produced in her body. She is also starting two new, oral medicines on Thursday. One will block the cancer cells from producing estrogen to feed on and one is a new type of chemo medicine. There is a high probability of some nasty side effects of the medicines, so we will covet your prayers against those side effects.
We also learned that the reconstruction process is on hold for now.
Leanne will meet with Dr. Bloom again in January and will have another scan in February.
Here is where we need you. Please join with us in prayer for:
- Peace for Leanne, Ryan, and their families
- Contentment for Leanne
- Wisdom for Dr. Bloom as he makes treatment decisions for Leanne
- Strength for Ryan as he leads his family
- God to continue to reveal Himself and His plan to Leanne
- God to continue to equip Leanne for the road He is calling her to walk down
- Against loneliness for Leanne
- Minimal side effects from the new medicines
As I sit here tonight and write this, it is easy to be tempted to think of all I/we should do and how to shoulder this burden. But, I am reminded of Matthew 11:28-30
“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Never once in God's Word does He command us to rely on ourselves and shoulder the burdens of this life on our own. Instead, He promises us that if we lay our burdens at His feet He will give us rest. We are to take up His yoke and find rest because He already paid the price and overcame any burden this world will throw our way. God is big enough to handle this. I am praying we are reminded often to take this specific burden to God and lay it down before Him and to experience His peace and rest in return.
If you ever have any questions about our faith and would like more info, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would love to talk more.