Sunday, September 23, 2007

"Congratulations, You Have Ovarian Cancer"

That is what my mom heard from her doctor last Friday. He was genuinely happy, because in the grand scheme of things, this is good news. If they were unable to narrow down the primary origin of her cancer, then we would be facing a far more difficult prognosis. He also said that if she was going to have to deal with cancer, this is the one to have as it is far easier to treat than other abdominal primaries.

She starts chemotherapy this Tuesday. Our family is of strong faith and has prayers pouring over us, which is wonderful. We are still a bit in shock, and we are definitely learning more about cancer and treatment than we ever dreamed, but we are rallying, too! My mom said she is determined to face it.

If you are praying for my mom, can you please post a comment here or email me and tell me the city and state in which you live? I'd like to add you to our "Prayer Map", a project I am working on to give me something to do and to give my mom a "visual" of how many people are praying for her. If you live in a small town, please list the town and the nearest big city, too. THANK YOU!

One of her dear friends said, "Maybe this is why you are having to wait for Olivia...God knew your mom needed you to take care of her right now." As I was growing up, when I was burdened about something, my mom told me to visualize placing that burden on God's lap. Right now, I am placing our burden there, but I am also visualizing God's arms around my dear, sweet Mama, lifting her up and holding her close.


Anonymous said...

Hey Dawn,

I just received word from my friends Edgar and Linda Martell from Monterrey, Mexico that they are praying for mom.

Also all of the Camp Forest Springs staff are praying in Westboro, WI.

In addition, the WEC International missionaries at the US sending base in Philadelphia are praying for mom.

Roxanne's parents in Davenport, IA are praying. And I know that the folks in the Xpedition ABF at Grace Church in Roseville, MN are praying.

So are we!
Love, Paul & Roxanne

amy said...

I am praying from Kennesaw, Ga

Barb P. said...

Your Mom and all or your family continue to be in our prayers! Hugs.. West St. Paul, MN

Shawna said...

I am praying for your family from Sterling Heights, MI.

Lots of love.

Anonymous said...

She has prayers in Seattle WA.

Christy said...

Be sure to mark Phoenix!

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