Saturday, October 17, 2009

Biopsy Results

The doctor called yesterday evening with the biopsy results, and everything looks normal. We were very relieved to have that news. Normally other steps would be required to confirm that cancer really is not in the enlarged lymph nodes, but because these nodes are located directly above a major blood vessel and because they are relatively small, the next step of biopsies cannot be done. Dr. Schroeder (biopsy doctor) feels that the results are trustworthy, and the only thing to do now is to monitor these areas with regular visits to my oncologist which was in the game plan anyway.

Thanks for all the encouraging notes. There will probaby be more of these ups and downs over the next years, but we've gotten through the first, and I won't bother worrying about the future.


Suzy said...

Oh GOOD! I've been checking the blog several times to find the results of the biopsies. I'm so happy that its "so far, so good" for you.. praying it continues! I'm so very happy that after such a grim initial prognosis that you have done so well and touched so many lives in the process! God bless your family and give you MANY more happy years/decades together!

Anonymous said...

Praise God!

Siberians said...

Praise the Lord for such encouraging news! We prayed for you in our church service today (as we do every service). I am so glad and relieved for all of you. We will continue to pray and trust in our Sovereign God. God is good...ALL the time! We love you bunches. Give the little ones (and yourselves)hugs and kisses from all of us. We so wish that we could be there to visit. Maybe next time we are in the States.?

Anonymous said...

We thank the Lord for the good report. I know the ladies in our SS class (your grandmas's) will be praising along with you. We hope there will be more ups in the months ahead.

Anonymous said...

We are praising our Lord for this good report~as you stated, more of this may occur over the next few years but our Lord knows the outcome and as you also stated, you
won't worry about the future, our Lord is there for us~
Love in Him,
John & Judy White

Rhonae said...

PTL!! We pray for you faithfully!

thefedssc said...

Praising the Lord with you and your family. You're right not to take thought for the morrow.

Heather S. Currie said...

Yeah! God is good! I am so glad to hear that you are doing well and that the biobsy came back with good news...Will continue to pray for you and Gilead!

Anonymous said...

We are praising the Lord with you for the good news. We, along with our extended family and church, will continue to pray for you and your family.

Todd and Brenda Scovill

Bonnie said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!! And so thankful that we can bring our cares and concerns to a loving God!

Cynthia said...

Oh, praise the Lord! Wonderful news! Thank you, Amy, for letting us know, and thanks for just being you. You are such an encouragement. We love you and continue to pray for you and Jon and the kids!

Cousin Cynthia

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord, Jon & Amy! I know you had to be relieved. Although we know God has all things in control, I know you were not looking forward to different news. We will continue to pray for you all, Bob & Sherry

Aunt Bonnie said...

So thankful to hear that news!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God for the wonderful news! We'll keep praying!

Lisa from Greer, SC

Anonymous said...

Praise the LORD!!!
John and Kayla Bair Keck

Rebecca said...

Praise the Lord. We continue to pray for you without ceasing. Great is His faithfulness.
Rebecca and family

Tina said...

Thats great news! Still praying and have shared your blog with others as it is encouraging!
Nice night!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jon and Amy! I was just thanking God and praising Him for His miracles in your lives. I think this week would be your one year diagnosis date. Is that correct? At any rate, I am so thankful to have you as friends. Love to your whole family,

Stephanie for the Smiths

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