An Update from Anna Marie

We know it’s been awhile since there’s been an update from Anna Marie, but here is one today, and she’s doing great! — Sarah

Hello All,

It’s been a while since I updated you. Since the last update, I completed my Phesgo (HER2 targeted therapy); and based on my prior treatments, my oncologist’s research indicated that it wouldn’t be beneficial for me to have a second year of targeted therapy. That means I’m done with the treatments at the hospital cancer center, and am down to just the natural therapies which currently includes a weekly trip to Kansas City (primarily for a high dose Vitamin C IV). And we got other good news recently! The lab test my natural oncologist uses to monitor for circulating tumor cells once again came back with none detected, and while that does not mean for sure that there is no cancer, it’s definitely a good sign that there are currently no detectable circulating tumor cells! Praise the Lord!

Our family is again enjoying the National Bible Bee summer study (a daily Bible study with memory work). The theme this year is “Witness,” and as we’ve been reading/studying the beginning of Acts, one thing that stands out to me is the power of prayer. And I am reminded again how grateful we are for the prayers of all of you on our behalf through this season. Thank you! While we are thankful for doctors and modern research/treatments, as well as the miracle of the human body (imperfect and sin-stained though it may be), no matter what God wills or what He uses, the health we enjoy is definitely a blessing directly from Him. He IS the Great Physician. And, more than our physical needs, I’m grateful that He cares about restoring our souls and bringing us into fellowship with Him through Christ.

Anna Marie

“And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, by stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:29-31

20 thoughts on “An Update from Anna Marie”

  1. Praising the Lord for this wonderful news!!! In previous posts it has been mentioned that you are following a special way of eating. If you felt comfortable, could you please share more about that? And lastly—your hair looks so pretty with your soft curls!

    1. I would be interested in that as well. I rejoice with you on your good report! Praise God for His goodness to us!! I had a single mastectomy last September and 14 lymph nodes removed, which tested negative. The tumor was triple negative, and about 10 centimeters but not attached to the chest wall. There was no metastasis that we know of. To God be the glory! I’ll have an ultrasound this September to help determine that I’m still cancer free. We opted out of chemotherapy and radiation, so I focus on food and other healthy choices, sometimes better than others. I’m thankful to be able to follow your journey and gain strength and encouragement as you look to the Lord each step of the way. You’re a blessing and an inspiration to us all!

  2. Indeed, Anna Marie. The Lord’s Name be praised. I’ve been praying for you this past year and a half. You must be so relieved that the treatments at the hospital cancer center are done. Continued healing and eradication of all cancer cells are my prayers for you, dear one.

  3. To God be all the glory given!!
    May God continue to bless you and give you peace!

  4. I’m so happy to hear your great news! So thankful to God that you are doing well. I love your hair! You look so happy and healthy in this picture. Thank you for the update.

  5. Praising God with you for this great news! Mark 5:34

    We are also doing the Bible Bee Witness study at our house and the 6 younger boys are really enjoying it!

  6. Praise the Lord!! So good to hear from you Anna Marie and praising the Lord with you! You are such an encouragement to us all! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Such wonderful news!!! BTW, I LOVE how your hair has grown back so curly. You look beautiful!

  8. I am so happy to hear that Anna Marie is doing well! I am sitting here waiting on colon biopsy results and trusting that no matter what, it is all in GOD’s plan.

    1. Oh, praying for you right now! Yes, and God is ALWAYS good and is glorified when His people praise Him through trials. May you draw near to Him and know His presence with you. “The Lord stood with me and strengthened me” is one of my favorite verses to ponder.

      1. Thank you some much. Your grace and compassion are an inspiration. I am continuing to keep you in my prayers as you trek your journey.

  9. Praises to Jesus! You’re family looks so sweet.. your beautiful locks are returning. Loved to hear about the scripture focus.

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