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Saturday, January 23, 2010 glorified through my life!

Jan. 22, 2010

I apologize for letting some of you "hanging" the past few days. I have barely had time to sit down and think.

As many of you know, this journey started on Christmas night, when I noticed a large lump in my neck. After talking to a few people we thought it was a swollen lymph gland. That was Friday- Monday a.m. I went to see my DR. He sent me right in for a Ct scan and chest x-ray. The results of that were a swollen lymph gland and some cysts on my thyroid. I was set up with an ENT Doc the ff week. He ordered a Biopsy which took place the ff week. We left for Colorado the day after that to have some treatments from Mike- the nutritionist I have worked with for years. This week on Tuesday we saw the ENT and he confirmed that the swollen lymph gland was lymphoma. Cancer of the lymph gland. That is the report of the Doctor---the report of the Lord is that according to Is. 53, by his stripes I am healed. That is the report that I am choosing to believe!
I saw the cancer Dr. yesterday. He explained the protocol he would want to follow. He did a bone marrow biopsy right there in the office (to stage the cancer) and will do an echo gram and CT body scan next week. I'll also have a medi-port put in to begin chemo probably by the end of the week. He said this cancer is very treatable and if I am in stage 1- to be determined- I'll have 6 or 8 treatments; each 3 weeks a part. The success rate for stage 1 is 85-90 %. My nutritionist is in agreement with me doing this. I will also be continuing the dietary and supplement protocol that I am on with him. Diet- 100% plant based.
WE would so appreciate your prayers through all of this. We know that our God is in control and that Satan cannot take me out one second before God is finished with me here. I just want Jesus to be glorified through it all and continue to be used by Him to advance His kingdom.
So, this is where we stand right now. Trusting God...feeding on His Word and His promises...feeding on LOTS of veggies...taking tons of supplements...and not looking forward to the medical involvement ahead.
Most of all...we want to see Jesus glorified and be ready to be used by Him in whatever way He would want to use us.


Gary said...

We are standing right beside you, Marybeth. God is good and His promises will keep us strong. Keep trusting and we will keep praying. Can't believe we are going through these challenges at the same time. God will be glorified. Love you, Carol Lynn

Paul Vernon said...

We're praying with you, too.

Beth said...

I am so excited for the lives you're going to impact while waiting for your appointments. I have a feeling God is going to use you to speak hope and life into the hearts of some of the people sitting next to you . . . who don't yet realize they don't have to walk through cancer without the tender mercies of the Lord.

I pray that God so blesses people through you, that eventually you'll be looking forward to all your appointments! What satan meant for evil, God will use for good.

We love you Marybeth and we're praying for you!

Lacy said...

I will be praying for you too! I am so sorry you have to walk through this!