Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Update

Let's start with a pretty picture, shall we (taken on my trip home)? It's been over a month since I've sat down to type, but I felt today was a good day to write, so here I am. I think the last time I left you I was due for my next chemo treatment....We'll start from there. 
Along with chemo I was to see the doctor to find out the results of my latest CT scan. I saw the doctor first and I will just blurt it out, the cancer has spread and gotten larger, especially on my lungs. The chemotherapy is just not working. So I didn't even get chemo that day...what for? It's not doing it's job so why go through the process? Since this regimen was the last line of treatment (and it won't be continued), this is basically it and at the rate of growth, the doctor gives me less than a year to live. 
You can imagine that I wasn't very happy, I'm not happy, in fact like a blubbering mess. Since the oncologist here can't do anything further, he referred me to MD Anderson which is a cancer center in Houston Texas. Have you heard of it? I never had. It's a world class teaching hospital that has lots of trials. I had my records and scans sent over to Houston and within 2 weeks, my MIL and I drove to Houston to see these new doctors. I should mention that the trial I was waiting for at NIH ended! SO MD Anderson became front and center. 
I saw the doctors and they think I am perfect for a trial that is starting almost immediately. It is just a pill, but it's never been tested on humans so basically no one knows how I will react or tolerate the pill...but I've got to try something. Unlike the doctor here, they didn't want to put a "time" on my life expectancy. What I'm trying to focus on is that this pill is for my type of cancer and maybe it will work.
I am also working very hard on giving this burden to God. He can certainly handle it better than I can, but as soon as the "less than a year to live" came out it suddenly became very hard. Isn't that strange? I guess when I take my eyes off Him, my weaknesses/sickness become VERY obvious and it's hard to remember that he is strong and this is an opportunity to show His strength. Not in me, not in the doctors, not in a little pill but what He can do.
So I go back to Houston in less than a month once a week for a month, then every other week for a month, then finally once a month. I don't know how long it will last, I suppose it will be based on how the cancer reacts and I tolerate this mysterious pill. Between now and then and I am just going to enjoy the summer, work on the kitchen project (which is going VERY slow, BTW ;) and maybe devote some time to wreaths. Whatever I can do. I don't plan on this much time elapsing between writings either, but I'm sure you guys understand. I will talk to you soon. Thanks for being here.

93 comments:

  1. Stay strong and brave Michelle -- sending prayers and well-wishes virtually, sending prayers to God. You are such a beautiful woman and special person. Much love to you.

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  2. You are so strong and brave. Praying for you..

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  3. Michelle, I truly hate to hear this news. However, I will be praying that this little pill in TX will be just what you need. You are an amazing woman - never lose sight of that!

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  4. Yes keep your eyes,mind and heart on God. He will guide you through this. I was so happy to see an update from you. I will pray for you.

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  5. Michelle, I hope you don't give up but I understand you giving this over to God. If only I knew what to say but I don't except to say prayers and that I hope this mystery will work miracles. You are strong that is obvious so hang in there. Carol

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  6. Am praying for you....and I have heard of this hospital....DH's cousin was sent there from KY...when she was a teenager...they removed her tumor treated her for months and years later she is still cancer free....faith in God...
    enjoy everyday....in our thoughts and prayers....

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  7. Michelle, I am so sorry to hear this update. I have to tell you that I have heard wonderful things about MD Anderson. I am praying for you.

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  8. So sorry Michelle...Prayers go out to you and your family. MD Anderson is awesome. I went to the one in Orlando when I was battling cancer. Top notch doctors.

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  9. No words...

    BUT, a dear friend of mine battled soft tissue sarcoma which is a rare cancer. She outlived all expectancies and thrived/survived her cancer for over 10 years. A single mom, she wanted to get her daughter through high school. She did - and then watched her as she went off to college. She was in an experimental program, too.

    So, we never know what God has in store. That little pill is a wonderful thing. There's always hope. Hang in there and know that many are praying for you. Hugs

    We don't

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  10. I have heard good things about MD Anderson. I will pray that they can help you. I wish doctors wouldn't give people estimates on how long they will live. They really don't know and all it does is shoot down the morale of the person they tell. Don't let them get you down. Any day could be our last. Just live your best life and be strong. God bless you, Michelle.

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  11. HOPE is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the
    tune without the words and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

    I can't recall how I found your blog awhile back and started following you on FB but I'm so glad I did! I have a younger sister who has battled breast cancer for 13 years now and an older sis that has done the same with ovarian for about 5. Let me just say that with the advanced technology these days anything is possible! I pray that the Doctors at MD Anderson have found the perfect cancer fighting weapon for your body!! Hugs

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  12. I am praying hard for you, Michelle. I am so sorry you have to go through this. I can't even imagine what your last CT scan did to your spirit. You are so brave and have fought so hard. Continue to fight. I admire your courage and strength to fight this disease. You are an inspiration to me and so many others. Sending you a warm hug!

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  13. Michelle: You are so strong and I admire your determination so much. It is completely understandable that you have dark moments--you're human. I just hope that you can feel support floating your way. You and your family are in my prayers!!! Tricia

    P.S. I know someone who was treated at MD Anderson in Houston. He was very pleased with the doctors there.

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  14. Hi Michelle, I don't comment very often, but want you to know I feel for you and staying as positive as possible will get you far! I will keep you and the doctors in my thoughts and prayers for strength and courage.

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  15. praying for you, michelle. i am hopeful that this trial is just what you need.

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  16. Bless you! I pray that God would give you His great peace and that this treatment would be very effective for you.

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  17. This is my first time reading your blog (it was suggested to me by the ever sweet Brandi, who commented above), but you're story is one that is all too familiar, as my mother had a very similar story/diagnosis. I just want to say that the end of all of our stories have already been written; but regardless of the ending, you have the opportunity to decide whether it's a happy story or a sad story. As bleak as things may seem right now, it is my prayer that you find peace and joy in every moment and in all things that surround you. It will be those things that will strengthen you throughout your journey. God bless.

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  18. I am sending my prayers and positive thoughts.
    -Shelley

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  19. Praying for you, Michelle. Hoping that that you will find good results with the new hospital and med.

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  20. Sending tons of love and prayers from Mass. Your tenacity and faith in God has been inspiring and I will be thinking of you every day. God bless and know that all of us in the blogosphere support you and are praying for you and your family, Michelle.

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  21. Praying for you, Michelle. Keep up the fight.
    xoxo

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  22. Michelle, I can't begin to imagine how you are feeling but know that you are doing everything right at this stage because you have put your trust in God (and I realize you may often want to take that back but stay strong)and are continuing with the things that give you hope and joy. I do pray for you - often at unexpected times which is whenever I see one of your many gorgeous pictures pop up all over the internet.(My faves are the candy cane Christmas t'scape and the backyard log/hurricane Christmas t'scape and your fabulous mantelscapes which are out there lots!) You have definitely had a lasting impact in sharing your talents in home decor and tablescaping which we all appreciate. Looking forward to seeing/reading whatever you have to share in the days ahead.

    DD

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  23. It's SO GOOD to hear from you again. I'm so sorry the news is what it is, but I'm still praying and believing God has good things for you and your sweet family. Maybe it will come through this "mysterious little pill". I'm with you, there is NOTHING too hard for God. He loves you and has promised good for you even through the awful things you have been going through and are facing. We can't always see it, but we know He can't lie and so we believe. I'm so glad to be knowing you here and am sending you warm hugs and a sister-in-Christ's love. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and know you are loved and no tear goes unnoticed or uncared for. God bless you, Lynette

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  24. This is such a sad post. I will be praying for you. God will be with you through this entire journey. Hang in there! (((hugs)))

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  25. I am praying for you. All you can do if give the burden to God. Please take care of yourself. Do what makes you happy. Make memories with your family. I hope those pills are a miracle--I will be praying for a miracle!

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  26. My heart is so saddened by this. Sending you love, positive thoughts and never ending hugs. Thank you so much sharing such a deeply personal journey with us.

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  27. There is power in your faith and power in your words. Please, please, as you begin your new treatments, if you have not already, make notecards of all of the verses in the Bible that speak of healing and health. Speak those words to yourself during the day, in the shower, as you go about your daily chores. Even if they seem empty and untrue and you feel terrible, continue to say those words. Say them until your mind believes them. Say them until your heart believes them. Say them until the cells in your body believes. And we who care will continue to pray for you.

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  28. Hi Michelle. I had never heard of your blog until a moment ago when I hopped on IG to find a request from Destiny at A Place for Us. I'm touched by your bravery, I am so inspired by your faith and trust in God and I am praying for you. May God bless and keep you, best wishes and a hug.
    Summer

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  29. Michelle, I'm sending you my best wishes and positive thoughts from Australia. I can't even begin to imagine just what you are going through but please know there are lots of people out in blog land praying for you and your family.
    Suzy

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  30. Michelle-I was sad and angry when I read that the chemo hasn't worked. I'm praying for you and your family. I know your giving this burden to the Lord, even if you have to do so over and over, is how you've had the strength to come this far. I hope this 'pill' helps, heals, gives you more time-whatever that means- and you can spend it doing what you love with the ones you love.

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  31. Hi, Michelle, I was wondering about you just the other day.....Thanks for the update. While we don't understand the ways of God, I will pray that God will do immeasurably more than we can hope or ask for in your life, that He will give you peace, that those who care for you will have compassion and a tender heart and that your family will be full of comfort and hope.

    Can't wait to see some of your new designs!!

    Hugs, sweet sister, hugs,

    Missouri Barb

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  32. Have you heard of the Gerson clinic? My brother has done a lot of research, this place is #1 on our list for any friends or family member in need. Please check it out.

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  33. Michelle ~ I have read your blog on occasion but never commented and yesterday I came by again after Brandi asked us to keep you in our prayers.
    Your strength and courage amaze me and I am praying that that this little pill will buy you time with your family to make those memories that they will keep in their hearts forever. Keep up the fight and believe this pill will work and thank you for letting us be part of this journey with you. Hugs!

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  34. I will pray for you and your caregivers that this trial is the right one for you. Keep your spirits high and continue to trust in God.

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  35. I am praying for you & think of you often. I pray that the little pill works & that your body can tolerate the pill. I know several people that have been to MD Anderson and I have never heard anything but wonderful things about the dr's and nurses there. I cannot imagine the roller coaster of emotions that you must be on but giving it all to God is the right thing to do...allow Him to hold you close! My daddy has been sick with liver cancer and we have been on one of those ourselves. Cancer is an evil thing...maybe someday there will be a cure for it all.

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  36. i'm so glad you are a candidate for this trial. you are incredibly strong and you can do this. I don't like the word fight, b/c I feel like it means that somehow a person gives up or gives in, like, my father died of cancer because he didn't keep up the fight. or he didn't fight hard enough. I just feel that certain types are more fightable, not because of the person, but because of IT. Instead of fight, I think i'll say just rise to meet these challenges, or endure these challenges in the best way for YOU, however that may be.

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  37. Michelle, I have been waiting for an update. I Will be praying for you and your family. Praying for continued strength and peace and for that little pill to be very powerful and healing for you. Thank you for sharing details with your readers. You are always a blessing. Maybe our prayers will be a blessing to you.

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  38. Michelle, I have been waiting for an update. I Will be praying for you and your family. Praying for continued strength and peace and for that little pill to be very powerful and healing for you. Thank you for sharing details with your readers. You are always a blessing. Maybe our prayers will be a blessing to you.

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  39. Michele, I am a retired nurse who once worked in the medical center in Houston. MD Anderson is THE place to be. Miracles walk out of that place every single day! Never allow anyone to put a time stamp on your forehead! I am praying for healing for you physically, mentally and spiritually. May the angels lift you up and strengthen you!

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  40. I've heard such good things about MD Anderson. I am praying for you and bless you with peace today. - Kathy I'm having trouble signing in with google. www.missgracefilledlife.blogspot.com

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  41. I am always happy to see that you have updated. I was also happy to see you had pinned some things this week. It might not feel like it to you but your posts are such an encouragement to me. Today you remind me to focus on God which can be tough when our circumstances attempt overwhelm us or people (even helpful ones) act as an authority in our lives. Keep focusing on that which you know is true.
    Psalm 105:4 Seek the Lord and His strength, Seek His face continually.
    Psalm 145:18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him...

    I will continue to pray for your healing and strength as you travel and take this new med.
    Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. (2 Thessalonians 3:16)



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  42. Michelle, it is wonderful to hear an update from you. I am sorry it is with difficult news. I am praying for you and your family, and that the little pill from Houston will be the answer. In the meantime, have you heard about the ketogenic diet? I am sure you have researched many by now, I just felt compelled to share it with you. It is a proven cancer-starving diet, recently detailed on the Mercola site, but followed for years by anti-Candida folks. Please look into it. Many blessings upon you and yours.

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  43. Ohhhh my heart hurts for you and your family, and I too have continued to have y'all in my thoughts and prayers often, this amazing and wonderful thing we call blogging allows so many who have never met in person to truly come to treasure and tap into a network of love and support to lift one another up. I hope you will feel the presence of each of our arms around you, giving you comfort, encouragement and strength.

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  44. I very much enjoy your blog and was so saddened to read this post. Please know that you are in my prayers, embrace your family and I pray that this will be the miracle pill. Peace and Blessings to you.

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  45. Michelle I am so sorry to hear your news. I hope and pray for you and your family that this pill works. I know many of the experiments are scary but what ever you can do to try is worth it. Good luck with this and God bless.

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  46. I, too, enjoy your blog. My prayers are with you and your family. I am a 7yr breast cancer survivor. My faith, and my weird sense of humor got me thru the tough times. I am sorry that I haven't read your past posts on your cancer and I hope to do that soon. May I suggest, that if you haven't already done so, join a support group of just women. Its a safe place where you can vent, cry, and laugh with others going thru something similar. Only other survivors can understand where you are coming from. Blessings and ((hugs)) to you. :)
    ~~Maria in Ventura, CA

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  47. Michele,
    I pray that this does not sound insensitive for I have no idea, nor does anyone, what you are going through since we don't walk in your shoes. I am a believer in Christ and his word. I believe that he ordains our lives and our days are numbered by HIM ALONE! No doctor, no one, can tell any of us how much time we have; we know not the time or hour of our birth or no. of our days here. I believe HE alone knows. On another note, I believe he has made our bodies and their functions and I have always been interested in natural remedies that he has put on this earth. I am not saying they work I don't know. I'm not saying conventional medicine is good or bad; I know not that either. I do think our bodies can benefit from the things HE has created however. I am not saying it will cure cancer; I have no knowlege of that. I guess I will simply pray that he holds you and guides you and comforts you. I do beleive he loves you Michele and he knows what you are going through and cares for you and your family. In Christ love I am praying for you my sister. Keep your eyes on Him alone.

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  48. I am praying for God's blessings and healing, and strength of body, mind and soul as you begin this new trial of therapy in Houston. Focus on this treatment attacking your cancer and stopping any growth--let go of any time frame prediction--only focus on positive results this new treatment will bring you....Bless you and your family...

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  49. Incredibly saddened by this post...my heart is again, touched to the very core with your unfolding story. I have been praying & will continue to do so...for you & your whole family.

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  50. Very sad to read this post, but very hopeful with your new adventure!

    I have been reading your blog for quite some time, but sit quietly and enjoy your blog, without commenting much. I also follow your instagram. :) I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers...always!

    Take care!
    Jodi

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  51. Michele, I live within miles of MD Anderson. Not only do I have a handful of wonderful God loving lady friends that work in MD Anderson but my home church, West University Baptist Church, has a home that provides free living arrangements for people that live out of town that are getting cancer treatment at MD Anderson. It's called Mercy House but you can only find it through the WUBC website. I have been following you and praying for you for a long time now. We are blessed to have such an amazing facility at our fingertips and I have so many friends that have had success with MDA. This is a mission that our church provides and can provide because we are so close to this hospital that people travel to from all over the world. You are loved. I pray for peace in the rest of your journey and battle. I also hope that our paths crossing is a God send and this information will be helpful to you and your family as you travel to Houston.
    God Bless.
    Kerri Washburn
    kerriwagner85@hotmail.com

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  52. Hi Michelle, I am sending you lots of prayers and healing thoughts. I have heard of that hospital as I have relatives in Texas that have gone through cancer. It is a very good place. I hope the magic pill does the trick and make sure someone makes you laugh every day. The best medicine.
    Take care of yourself.
    Pat

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  53. Oh Michelle, my hearts hurts with you......you have been so brave and strong....its okay to let down at the news you heard. I will continue praying for you and the new treatment at MD Anderson!! Our lives are all of uncertain days, try to remember that none of us knows if we have tomorrow, we just forget to live like that making the most of every moment and being in the moment each day of our lives. God is in complete control and you can lean on those everlasting arms....He will hold you and guide you. My advice would be to do what you love and make your heart happy, that is a medicine in itself. Know that He loves you more than you could ever know and wants you to run into His arms. Prayers will continue for you and your family. Blessings sweet girl, Lind

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  54. Hi Michelle. I have been wondering how you have been, and now you have given a little glimpse. Just have to say, it's okay to be sad and worried and frustrated and a little angry. And to say it really sucks to have cancer, especially one that hasn't responded to treatments. Feeling and saying those things does not mean you do not trust God. I don't have words to comfort you except to say, that though I only know you through your BLOG, I am sorry and I will pray for you. God's grace, God's grace, that's my prayer for you.

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  55. My heart and prayers are with you and your family. Keep your faith--you are truly an inspiration to us bloggers, I can't imagine the impact you must have on your boys/family/friends.

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  56. Praying for a miracle for you and yours! Blessings!

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  57. Hi Michelle, I want you to know that my prayers are with you. It's great news about the pills you will be taking I pray that you will be better. You have been an inspiration for me starting my blog. I can see that you have the utmost strength for survival. You are truly admired and loved by a lot of people the proof is in your comments there's your a lot of people praying for you. prayers to you and your family.

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  58. Praying for you Michelle, that you feel God's presence and comfort. HE is the great physician. Praying for a miracle and to see His glory! Keep your gaze upward and your mind on his truths. He loves you girlfriend!

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  59. Hey Michelle, I have been following your blog for a while. I'm just not a big commenter. I pray for you often and so glad to see you have wrote. I was getting worried!!
    You are an amazing woman!

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  60. I too have followed your blog but never commented. I was wondering about your treatment and was so sad to read your post yesterday. There are so many of us out here praying for your comfort and healing. MD Anderson is one of (if not THE) best place you could be receiving treatment. You are an amazing warrior in this fight and I'm praying that you and your family continue to find strength.

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  61. Stay strong prayers and hugs to you and your family.

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  62. Stay strong prayers and hugs to you and your family.

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  63. I had too been wondering about how you were doing, so thanks for updating all of us...we care so much about you. I live in TX, so when I saw on Instagram that you were at MD Anderson, I knew this was probably what was going on. I am sending prayers to you that this treatment will be the one that works! I also pray this one doesn't have the side effects you've had to endure. I don't live near Houston, or I would offer you and your MIL a place to stay when you come for treatments. That would help a little with your travel costs. Love and warm hugs to you. GinaE

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  64. I believe in miracles, I have seen God heal so many... My daughter was told that her unborn child had spina bifida and would be born with water on her brain, would be retarded and wouldn't walk. They begged my daughter to abort the child 3 times. Instead we prayed and gave this child to God. She was born, had a tiny surgery, no water on her brain etc. She started walking at 9 months...She is 4 yrs old and is the cutest thing you ever did see and is so smart you would think she is 7! My grandmother found out she had liver cancer and was given 3 months to live. My dad laid hands on her and prayed, God healed her and she lived many many more years to a very old age! I just wanted to write and encourage you and let you know I'm seriously praying for you. God bless you!

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  65. I was a patient atM.D. Anderson and they are wonderful! I was at the branch inOrlando since I live in Florida. I went because I had a rare cancer, Thymoma. It was scary but I just celebrated my 5 year cancer free anniversary! Don't ever believe any timetimes...have faith and believe in miracles! M. D. Anderson has many programs/services to help you as they believe in healing "all of you". Mind, Body and Spirit. Check into all they have to offer. Sending prayers to you. Jo Ann

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  66. I am praying for you right now. You are brave and strong. To be able to type those words, is amazing to me. The lady who posted before me is living proof that things can turn around. I pray that for you. You have brought so much joy to others through your blog. I enjoy reading your posts and seeing all the lovely things you can make. Thank you for that!

    BE WELL.

    Mary
    From Virginia

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  67. Hugs and prayers for you and your dear family.

    From Massachusetts

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  68. I am praying. I have never said that before, but I am praying now. I am definitely praying. Those little pills will work. Praying will work.

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  69. I have a friend who got healed by MD Anderson. I hope the pills work for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  70. Praying for you and your family. Please don't give up hope. The doctors at MD Anderson are wonderful.

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  71. My heart is breaking at this news, but I know that you are a fighter and will do anything and everything to beat this! I am praying for you, for your husband and boys. I lift you up in prayer and send you positive thoughts and hugs from Arizona. You continue to inspire us and we will continue to pray for you.

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  72. Michelle, when my mother had cancer I fought like a dog for her treatment. I poured myself into research to the point of her radiologist thinking I was a registered nurse. Ha. I told him I was just a daughter with a mother that had cancer. As they say, do research, especially as soon as possible, because a window can close and then a treatment option is no longer an option. I always tried to get three opinions and found the best oncologist for her type of cancer. That I learned is key. When we did the trials, it was rewarding for her to know even if she didn't survive the fight she was helping others with the results of the trial.

    When the thoughts of not being able to survive the fight gets too much, leave it and just be in the moment. Don't let the threat of it rob you of the now.

    But always remember there is a tremendous amount of people out here praying like crazy and sending love your way.

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  73. So sorry to hear this news, and I will lift you and your family up in prayer. In the meantime, please check out this website: http://www.sirjasonwinters.com/story.htm
    I have no affiliation or experience with this but it is something my 80 year old mother strongly believes in and shares with others in similar situations as yours. She drinks the tea and is healthy as an ox.
    Hugs! Arlene

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  74. Michelle...I was so saddened to read that the chemo is not working. My eyes simply welled up with tears, but as I read on I became amazed at your inner strength and your deep connection to God. You are right He can handle this burden far better than anyone and your faith will see you through this journey. I am praying for you Michelle and my church prays for you every week as I place your name in our church's "Book of Intentions". I do believe in miracles and am praying that this little pill is a miracle for you.

    Sending you hugs and love from New Jersey.
    XO Barbara

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  75. Hello Michelle,
    I am new to your blog and I am so saddened by your illness. But your faith amazes me!!
    I will keep you in my prayers and I pray that this pill will be your wonder drug!! With God, all things are possible!!
    Much love,
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  76. Hi Michelle, just thinking of you this morning and wanting you to know I am praying for you and sending good thoughts your way for healing, peace that only He can give and good treatment in Houston without other stresses in your life. You have so many people praying for you and your family. Rest in knowing that the one who created you knows you best and He is with you through it all. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and may you know that He is. Linda

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  77. Hi Michelle, Just wanted to pop in and tell you that you have so many friends here sending good thoughts and prayers your way. With God all things are possible. Hugs, Anna

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  78. Praying for you and your sweet family, Michelle. So glad you're going to MDA - my husband is a ten year cancer survivor and that is where he was treated. The physicians and staff there are the best.

    This verse always helps me in times of need: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

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  79. Like everyone else I am very sorry to hear this news and am in awe of your strength and your faith. God can work miracles and I pray that you get yours. I have heard of that hospital and only good things...maybe that little pill will be your miracle. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers...

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  80. I'm not trying to make light of your situation, but have you heard of switching to a plant based diet? If you search forks over knives you will find more information. I don't know how promising it is, but there's research linking diet and cancer and have seen some cases shrink and revert the cancer. I don't know how useful that information is, but I thought I'd pass it along. God Bless.

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  81. Sorry I meant to add but couldn't think of the name of it if you search "Gerson Therapy". It talks about nutrition healing cancer. I'm not a spokesperson or anything, but kind of have a knack for nutrition and the research seemed too helpful to ignore.

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  82. Dear Michelle, I don't have the time I used to have to visit blogs for hours, leave lots of comments or even post to my own blog, but I feel the need to leave a comment for you. Over the past months when I did glance at my "favorite blogs", of which you are one, my heart ached for you and your family when I realized you had cancer. Over and over I think what a remarkable, strong woman you are. Over and over I admire how you continue to find beauty in life and make beautiful things. I hope that if I am ever faced with a serious illness I can deal with it in the same manner, dignity and strength that you have. My prayers are with you.

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  83. Michelle, I have read your blog for a couple of years and so admire your talent and creativity. I admire even more your strength and faith in this battle. I'm praying for healing for you, and continued strength and comfort!

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  84. Stay strong. Know that complete strangers are praying for you and asking Him to be at your side, to comfort and lift you. Wishing you and your family strength. Good bless.

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  85. You're posts deeply touch my heart even though we have never met. Such a strong loving community of people praying for you. May you find strength in this to get your through these difficult times. One day at a time.

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