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
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.
“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