Wednesday, May 21, 2008
We found out today that my sister Anne's tumor is starting to grow again. For those of you who don't know the whole story, I'll summarize. Anne was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in the summer of 2005. She had brain surgery in August 2005 that partially removed the tumor. Since then, she has been receiving antineoplastin therapy from the Burzynski Clinic in Houston. It has successfully kept her tumor from growing for nearly 2.5 years. So, this definitely comes as a shock to our family, especially since I personally had become acclimated to receiving the results of the latest MRI to hear "no change." Although lately, Anne has been having some memory problems so we thought something could be going on. Anne had had some other health complications this spring that have kept her from receiving as much treatment as normal, so I'm hoping the new activity can be directly attributed to the increased time "off the pump" as we call it, referring to the pump she carries around 24-7 that sends the medicine into her body. Either way, it is definitely a point in time where several questions are being raised and your prayers are appreciated. Please pray both for Anne's healing and protection and for our family to trust that the situation is in God's hands. The good news is that we have a family vacation scheduled from June 4-9 when we can spend some quality time together.