We hope everyone had a great Christmas and is ready for 2018. Really, it seems like not that long ago we WERE 18 and thinking how old we would be in 2000. And now, it doesn’t seem quite so bad.
The results from Terry’s last appointment were not what we wanted to hear. The cancer is back, and she had a bone marrow biopsy December 21 which confirmed that. January 3rd and 5th she will have MRI’s done to see if it is in any area of her body yet. After that the chemo treatments will begin and then another stem cell transplant. In addition to this, she has had pneumonia for well over a week and is slowing getting better.
There are some good points this time. We know it was seen as soon as it appeared in blood tests. Stem cells are already waiting since they took enough for two transplants, so she won’t have to go through that again. We know one of the reasons she was in so much pain the last time, so they can avoid that medication, and the fact that we know what is coming next. That doesn’t make it any easier on Terry but at least we know what the next step will be.
But, not lost in this is the fact we are moving into a new year and with that comes new possibilities, not just here but in Haiti as well. So, when you pray make sure your prayers include our friends in Haiti, each other, our country, and for Terry’s treatment and health.
Thank you for all you did in 2017, what you have done in years past, and what we can do together in 2018.
We love you. Happy New Year!
Steve and Terry