Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Gift of Time

Hello friends. Thank you all so much for your amazing outpouring of love and support and above all, prayers. I am sorry for not being able to write you all back individually; I will in due time :-) Update from me: The visit with the oncologist did not go well yesterday.  High grade anaplastic glioma. Prognosis: a good goal would be to survive the next 12 months. Next step will be to undergo radiation and chemotherapy. Surgery is not an option in my case. 

I am meeting with Dr. David Schiff, the head Neuro-Oncologist at the UVA on Monday morning. I am also meeting with Dr. Grossman and hopefully Dr. Brem at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on August 9th for third opinions. A dear friend, Natalie Arlint shared something so sweet with me this morning; she said I had been given the gift of time.  So I hope to use this time to tell you all that I love you and to share with you that I believe in the love of Christ. 

Thank you for all the support and prayers. I believe in miracles.


Dana Southern said...

Fi, I have been keeping up with your blog from time to time since you left Shreveport, and I was just on here a few weeks ago and saw that you had a beautiful baby boy, he is so handsome. When I heard the news of your diagnosis I was so sad and thought this just can't happen to such a good person as yourself. I want you to know that I am praying for you, Zev & Zachary. I also believe in miracles!

Laura and Ryan said...


I ABSOLUTELY believe in miracles and serve a God that can move MOUNTAINS! HE is mighty to save (love that song!) You are an inspiration and we have been praying without ceasing for you. God keeps placing you in my mind (and Ryan's too) thoughout the day and we both stop and pray. We have put you on the prayer list at church and I have asked our family to pray. We love you guys so much!!!