Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Status update!

Hi friends! I thought I would give you a status update on my treatment, since so many of you have been so kind in praying for me!!! I am seriously overwhelmed by the people praying for me around the world!! Thank you!

So, I haven't begun radiation or chemo yet because I am an "unusual" case, meaning that I don't neatly fit into the categories for brain tumors that are currently known. I wish I was stock standard/ cut and dry, but Zev pointed out that an unusual case means that more people are looking at it.

We saw Dr. Schiff at the University of Virginia today and we are currently at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, to meet with Dr. Grossman tomorrow. I must admit, and I don't want to offend my doctor friends! but I am over doctor visits. I appreciate and respect their intelligence, but the whole clinical scene, the sitting and waiting and waiting for more test results makes me kind of anxious.

Dr. Schiff wants to do more tests on the brain tissue sample from my brain surgery. He is very nice and very intelligent; I just want to get started with chemo and radiation, but I understand that he needs to do more testing in order to make sure that the medicines that they are giving me are the right ones for my type of tumor. And they said that law was hard! Hahaha :-)

Please pray for me. I have tried to keep my chin up, but this has been a hard week in terms of emotions. Ups and downs. Zev has been such a rock; so strong through all this. Pray for him too. Thank you to everyone that has supported us, especially the grandparents!!! We love you so much!

On that note, I have my Bible in front of me and wanted to share a verse that really spoke to me this week:

"In the course of my life He broke my strength; He cut short my days. So I said: Do not take me away, O my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations....But you remain the same, and your years will never end." Psalm 102:24.

So there you have it! I am smiling now :-)) Zev and I went to PF Changs for dinner. I am so grateful for the opportunity to do that and to have such wonderful medical care.

Have a great week!

FIFi xoxo

7 comments:

Lindsey said...

You look great!! Thank you for the update. I will be praying for you, Zev, and ZHY!

Amanda said...

You are such a joy! May the Lord give you rest & peace this week as you travel from doctor to doctor.

Gena said...

I love seeing your beautiful smile Sweet FiFi. Praying that the docs will decide their plan of action soon. God is with you, Zev and dear baby Zac. XOXOXO

Ashleigh said...

Heeyyy Fi! Your perserverance through this trail is remarkable and your testimony is showing God's glory everyday. Do not loose heart, for HE has overcome the world!!!

Anonymous said...

Fiona, I absolutely love your honesty! You are only human. You will have days, moments of anxiousness and feelings of being overwhelmed. With that said, you have our dear LORD JESUS to rely on and so many of us to carry your burden in prayers. We will pray you through this time. You are a VERY BRIGHT light for JESUS and that shines through in all you say and also through you actions. Remember in the James' study, we live what we believe. You truly live your life for Jesus and we can see his smiling face on you. I love you! I will, we will continue to pray for you and encourage you. Hugs from LaDonna and the Armstrong Clan

Anonymous said...

http://www.tokyo-reimei.or.jp/english/0301_joh.htm

Fiona this link is for the Johrei cancer clinic in Japan. Apparently its not cheap but it was recommended by a respected woman who lectures on spiritual healing.(Dr Patricia Sherwood from WA). They do not operate but work on your chi" and suggest diet and lifestyle changes. Chances for a cure a really high.

Consider it. Love Denise. (your high school friend)

Anonymous said...

Fi, I love seeing you, Zev and your beautiful son, Zachary. I knew you two would be wonderful parents to a beautiful child. I keep you all in my prayers everyday. Your strengh is so inspirational to so many people. I wish I could be near you. Keep that smile on for your family when you can, it is calming to all who gaze on it. Love you guys. Please give Zachary a hug from is friend in IL, Sam.