Sunday, November 7, 2010

Treatment Options

We have looked at dozens of websites, read dozens of articles, made dozens of phone calls as we've been researching treatment options. The treatment center in Loveland, Colorado does not offer any more cancer treatment cycles until January, so we've ruled out that center. A treatment center near Phoenix, Arizona seems to offer a very wide and encouraging range of treatments. They offer therapies that have been successfully used in Germany as well as other alternative therapies. I'm meeting with my oncologist tomorrow to find out to what extent she is willing to work with the doctors at this center. The treatment would require about an 8 week stay, and like I said before, many details need to fall into place for this option to work for us. Some of those details are already beginning to come together.

We would appreciate your prayers. We know that God already has this all mapped out for us, and we trust him to show us his way. If this isn't part of his plan, we don't want it.

8 comments:

Robin McCormick said...

Hi Amy,
I am a pastor's wife from NC and a "friend of a friend", but have been following your blog since 2008. I just wanted to let you know that you and your precious family continues to be in our family's as well as our church's prayers.

Leah said...

Amy, you don't know me directly, but I know you through people at ABC, where I also attended college. I've been following your blog for awhile and praying for you. I don't know if you have heard of this one, but there is an amazing cancer center in SLC, Utah. I know nothing about details, but I saw Glenn Beck's interview with Jon Huntsman, (the man who invented the egg carton), and has built this beautiful cancer center. It seems like a pretty remarkable place from what I heard on the interview. The website is www.huntsmancancer.org You can take a virtual tour there and see what it is all about. I'm not sure how far away this would be for you, but it might be a ray of hope for you.

Siberians said...

We will definitely be praying more specifically about that. We know that God will make all of these details to fall into place according to His perfect plan. LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of loves, hugs and kisses to you and all the family!!! Volodia (one of our deacons) gave a SS lesson yesterday on intercessory prayer and encouraged everyone to intercede on behalf of others (he mentioned you...for example).

Donna said...

Praying for wisdom beyond human understanding and trusting God to guide you to His perfect plan. Love you guys and pray for you many many times a day.

Sheri DalPorto said...

We are praying much for you and Jon as you make decisions! Please let us know if we can help in any way! We would love to have you in Phoenix! Miss you guys! The kids all send hugs to you & your kiddos!

Joyce Comfort said...

I am daily praying for wisdom for you as you make these important decisions. "Teach me Thy Way,O Lord, and lead me in a plain path!" That is my prayer for you!

Wendy said...

Praying as always. If we can help in any way please let us know. We are not far from Phoenix and would love to be a blessing any way we can. Our church is praying for you all as well!

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I'm praying for you.