Important Update (Read to the bottom for newest info): God causes the rain to fall on both the saved and the unsaved. Rain causes growth and cleansing, but it can also bring disaster and hardship. The good with the bad but still God is in control of both!
The good news: my visa was miraculously renewed for another year in spite of my age and cancer issues. I return to Nanchang on 8/22 to serve another year in China. PTL! Now that the way is clear I’m praying for my support to follow.
June 19th I met with my oncologist. The PET/CT scan taken 4 days before showed that the cancer has metastasized to my bones. My diet will drastically change again, even stricter than before-totally gluten-free. I’m setting up an appointment with my holistic practitioner about my new protocol, and there WILL BE a new one. I’ll have less quality of life meals so that I might have better and more quality of life days in the future. *Faith, I’m donating all of my newly purchased whole wheat flour to you when we get home. :~)
I feel good and my doctor says I look healthy and have NO RESTRICTIONS on travel even though my dietary needs are.
Thank you everyone for your continued prayers for me in all these matters. I’ll give you updates as they come. How blessed I am to know the Father, to know that He has my life in His hands. And, I’m thankful for my wonderful and special friends – YOU! God is Good – ALL the time!!!
***New addition to my last update. Some people have asked regarding specifics of the PET/CT scan. VERY brief summary – 1. Mildly increasing size and activity within left axillary nodal metastatic disease (the area of the affected lymph-nodes where they had previously decreased). 2. New metastatic lesion in T7 (spine) and distal right femoral shaft with additional small foci suggested elsewhere.
I have a 1 1/2 hr appointment to talk to the holistic practitioner this Monday to see what new protocol he will give me. I DO know I have to be even stricter than I have been regarding my diet.
Again, thank you for your prayers, I covet them. Romans 8:28 is still true – “ALL things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”