Most of you know – if you’ve been following us for any time at all – that this has been quite a health journey for us over the past 2 1/2 years. We’ve tried to be very open and honest about our journey, in order to help those who are struggling in other areas and right alongside us, as we have been striving to continue to honor Christ through all of it.
Sometimes perseverance is pushing through and pushing hard to continue to make difficult decisions and have wisdom throughout the process. And other times perseverance looks like and feels like you’re just coasting in cruise control. Life continues to move all around you and you’re trying to find your new normal. Each day is different. One day you have enough energy to complete all the tasks that need to be done. A couple days later the same tasks could send you to bed for the next 48 hours.
To be honest, these past six months have been lived in many moments of cruise control. I’ve had a very difficult time formulating my thoughts let alone my words, about everything that has been happening.
We are currently at another intersection, where cruise control just doesn’t work. Life has pushed us to make another decision. We’ve spent many hours in prayer and counsel about this new direction in our health journey. Memorial Sloan Kettering is an amazing hospital and are on the cutting edge of cancer treatment.
I have qualified for the “prequalification” of another study. I begin a low iodine diet tomorrow. Next week I will begin a ten day trek into the city for various appointments. During that time, there will be tests and evaluations to see if I qualify for the study. If so, it could lead to another isolation period for me. We could really use the prayers for this time period – for us and for our kids. This treatment has the potential to eradicate the cancer which is a hopeful solution that we haven’t heard in several months.
Thank you for patiently riding this journey alongside us, and for covering us in your prayers and encouragement. We are hopeful knowing that God has designed this entire path for us from the beginning of time. “The heart of man plans his way but the Lord establishes his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)