Friday, July 31, 2009


Dr. Cook gave us the PET scan results today. The spots that were in question turned out not to be cancer. The scan showed no areas of unusual activity. Wonderful news! I think I'll be having scans every 3 months for awhile.

I would have posted earlier this afternoon, but I was feeling sick. The radiation effects seem to accumulate over the week. I should be feeling fine very quickly - in time to get back to business on Monday.

Our family doctor, Dr. Roland, passed away yesterday morning. His funeral will be on Wednesday. I'm sure his family would appreciate your prayers. Mrs. Roland posted a moving letter to all their friends on Facebook at the group Expressions of Love for Dr. Ralph Roland.


Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for the wonderful PET scan results! We continue to pray for you!

Michael & Melinda Coffey & Family

Ashley McCall said...

Oh Amy, I am so glad that you got a good report from your scan! I've had you on my mind all week, but especially today. I'm sorry to hear you are feeling sick, and I hope it will get better. You take care, my Friend. We love you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers! We will also pray for the Roland family. I'd never met Dr. Roland, but after you asked us to pray for him, I read the Facebook page about him, and what an amazing man and an amazing testimony. I know they must be rejoicing that he is in Heaven, but that their hearts must be aching too. I will definitely pray!

Heather Shehan Currie said...

I am sorry about your doctor, but so relieved to hear the good new from your PET scan. Will continue to pray as you go through the rest of your treatment and of course will keep Gilead in my prayers too.

Suzy said...

That is GREAT! I've been thinking of you alot today, hoping all went well.

Uncle Bob and Aunt Bonnie said...

That is wonderful news!!! We are so thankful to the Lord for this answer to prayer. Lots of love.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to hear the good news and we know the Lord answers prayer. May He continue to give you strength for each day.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! We are so glad to hear the PET scan results were good. We (and our church) have been praying much for you! We will be praying for your doctor's family.

Todd and Brenda Scovill

Jessica Baker said...

Thank You, Lord! I'd been wondering about the results also.

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad the report was good! I have been praying...and have had a lot of people asking about you.

I will continue to pray for your doctor's family as well.

Love to you all!

Perry, Becca and Simon said...

Amy and Family!
Praise the Lord! I can't even begin to describe how joyous I feel for you all! I can't imagine how you feel (aside from feeling sick, that is). What an answer to prayer!
Much love to you guys!

lori.kitlitz said...

Praise God for His protection over you. This is such wonderful news. Will continue to pray for you and your family as you continue with the radiation treatments.

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's."
Psalm 103:2-5

Kitlitz Family

Siberians said...

What a marvelous God we have! My kids were so excited. they were jumping up and down and had to tell everyone the good news. They have prayed faithfully for you. I know that you are not out of the woods but this is a huge blessing. I know that Jon and the kids must be as elated as you. Lots of love. We will continue to pray. How much longer for the radiation?

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the good news, Amy! We love you all and will keep on praying. What a mighty, awesome God we serve!

Mike, Stephanie, and family

Anonymous said...

We praise the Lord for this great news! Thank you so much for posting these great results!

Ruth Bustamante

Anonymous said...


I can't tell you how thankful we are to hear the wonderful results. We have been praying so much, and will continue to do. It is a blessing to see how God has worked despite the grim prognosis originally. To God be the glory!

Suzy Risma

Rachel said...

PRAISE THE LORD for such a wonderful results of the scan and answer to prayer--we are praying for you all! We will be praying for
the Roland family as well.

Rudy and Rachel

Siberians said...


The Jones clan would like to say that we are praying for you and love you. Hope you have a WONDERFUL celebration.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news. Ken and Carleen want to say that we admire your patience and trust in the Lord's goodness... we keep praying for you, Amy. May God continue to encourage you from His Word.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news. Ken and Carleen want to say that we admire your patience and trust in the Lord's goodness... we keep praying for you, Amy. May God continue to encourage you from His Word.

Rebecca said...

What a blessing and wonderful answer to prayer. We miss you!

Cynthia said...

That's wonderful! We were so pleased to share the result of your PET scan with our church down here, who has been praying for you. They (and we) are praising the Lord and will continue to be praying for you, Jon, and the children!

With much love from your family in Brazil,

Cousin Cynthia (for Joel, Morgan, Aydan, Daniella, and Abigail, too)