Update – January 15 – Mark’s Birthday

Dear Friends and Family,

Well a lot has happened since my last update so I’ll get right to it.

We got a call last Thursday from our oncologist – she has met with surgeon and others to discuss Mark’s case. After carefully looking at the scans the surgeon felt like the tumor might be encroaching into other areas outside the colon and felt like the tumor needs to shrink some before he can consider surgery.

The way to do this is thru radiation. So last Friday we met with the radiologist who felt he could start radiation on Thursday the 17th. The hope is that the radiation will shrink the tumor and will hopefully start giving him some relief from the pain.

He was scheduled to have an MRI yesterday and we were to meet with oncologist today. Our insurance however is trying to deny coverage of the MRI so that had to get cancelled thereby moving our appointment with oncologist to end of the week.

We had felt all along that if we went with radiation or more traditional methods that we couldn’t stay on the protocol that he is currently on with our natural doctor.

A true praise is that we found out that he can still stay on his current program and they will keep him in the study he is in even if he does radiation or surgery. Our doctor said they are on our side and want to do everything they can for him – so Mark will continue to the natural treatments and supplements he is currently on along with the new course of radiation prescribed.

We will meet with our oncologist on Friday and I will update more then especially if she has anything new or different to let us in on.

The prayer is that the tumor will shrink quickly and that in about 5 weeks he will be a candidate for surgery.

Thank you for your continued prayers – we need them now more than ever. Pray for relief from the pain and for a good night sleep. He is pretty much in discomfort most of the time.

We had a nice birthday dinner here at the house tonight with kids that are in town and grandbaby Camden. Praising the Lord for his many blessing to us!

Much Love,

Mark and Lee

Ephesians 3:20
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 10:3-4
To Him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear His voice; and He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out. And when He brings out His own sheep, He goes before them; and the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice

Phil. 4:19
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.