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Friday, 9 August 2013

And so it goes on....

Just a quick update on our appointment with the Oncologist today. We went to the Hospital fully expecting to be told that Suzie's latest blood test results were fine and that the CA-125 level (which can indicate the presence of cancer cells) was back to normal. So it came as a huge blow to be told that the level had, in fact, continued to rise significantly and that the Oncologist was both concerned and rather puzzled by this unexpected increase, particularly in view of the very encouraging result of Suzie's previous CT Scan. We were told that this situation will have to be monitored carefully and will need further investigation.
There could be an innocent explanation for this continuing increase in the CA-125 Level and we do hope and pray that it isn't an indication that the cancer has returned, but, obviously, that thought is never far from our minds.
This was all very discouraging and Suzie was particularly distressed and upset. Having joyfully thought that we were finally reaching a positive conclusion to the cancer treatment, at least for the time being, we now find that the situation is more uncertain than ever and that the coming weeks will be filled, yet again, with ongoing blood tests, CT Scans, x-rays etc. 
Please pray for Suzie as she tries to cope with this latest setback. In our hearts we are certain beyond doubt that God is in control and that His plan is for our ultimate good. We hold fast to His faithfulness.
Jeremiah 29 v.11 promises that "I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope."
That is the promise that will lead us through this next stage in our journey.