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And so it goes…

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Lindy

On Tuesday, Jill and I had a delightful trip to U of M for a CT scan of my chest, abdomen, and pelvis. 

Yesterday I emailed Joan, the nurse practitioner, to see if they have the results.  Within one minute of me sending the email she called.  The results aren’t good.  Here is a breakdown of what the CT scan showed:

  • Eight spots on my lungs have grown.
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in my mediastinum thought to be cancerous which is why they are growing.
  • Fluid around my heart and concern that cancer cells are in the fluid.
  • Cancer in the bone of my sternum.

There is no question that I will be on chemo.  They have already narrowed it down to which ones would work the best.  We are meeting with them next week to decide what is best.

This is a lot for us to digest.  We are angry.  Scared.  I don’t feel ready for another fight.  I hate chemo.  Cancer sucks.  It SUCKS!

I wish I had something positive to say, but I don’t.  

Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers.

Please give our family space right now.  We just can’t handle much more than this.  If you would like to help in some way, please contact Dani Keegstra, our designated point person.  

24 Responses to “And so it goes…”

  1. Barb Dannenberg says:

    You deserve space – take all you need. I’ll continue to pray that you’re given just what you need every day/hour/minute.

  2. Kelli Tinholt says:

    I’m so sorry Lindy. We will not stop praying!

  3. Patty Spykstra says:

    I hate cancer too, but love and care so much for you and your family!

  4. Jana Ver Beek says:

    That’s not what I wanted to hear…..all I can think right now is “WHY”!! Praying for you as they direct you in the next path. YES….cancer sucks. Love you, Jana

  5. Amy Sluiter says:

    I am so very sorry to hear this! Praying, praying, praying!

  6. Aunt Pam & Uncle Jim says:

    This is so hard to hear, we are sending up prayers for all of you!

  7. Megan VK says:

    Father, I ask for peace for Lindy, Dustin and the family. Give her the strength to continue this incredibly hard fight. My heart is breaking for this family and I just ask for Your hand of healing on Lindy. Thank you for bringing her so far and we ask that you will just take this burden and sickness away. Thank you for her and Dustin and the strength and faith that they’ve shared with us.

  8. Anita says:

    Oh Lindy and Dusty- we are so very very sorry to hear this news. Praying for you both and your family. We love you!

  9. julie s says:

    Praying everyday for peace and strength for you and your family. I’m so sorry for this news.

  10. Kathy says:

    Lindy, I ‘m so sorry. We ‘ll never stop asking God to remove all the cancer from your body.

  11. Joni Brookens says:

    Our hearts break for you and your family. We serve a Mighty God. We continue to pray. May you feel His loving arms enfolding and upholding you and your family.

  12. dad ver beek says:

    Lindy and Dusty…. My heart is breaking. We don’t know what the future holds but we know who holds the future. Be strong in the Lord. Please don’t give up !! Fight this with all your might. I cannot even begin to tell you and Dusty how proud I am of you both…… Love you from the bottom of my heart !! Dad

  13. Rachel Baird says:

    Oh Lindy, there are no words. I’m so sorry.

  14. barb baumann says:

    praying…..

  15. Aunt Carole says:

    Praying that God will lead you to the right path for your healing! We must not loose sight of God and His power to “do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us” (Eph 3:20)! May His Spirit fill you, lift you up, speak to you, encourage you, carry you! Praying without ceasing…

  16. tracy meyer says:

    I’m so sorry, I will never stop praying!

  17. Jana Ver Beek says:

    You were lovely in the parade today!

  18. Chris Lowe says:

    So sorry to hear your crappy news. Love you guys and your fam, and we will continue to pray for what lies ahead.

  19. Sally Kibler says:

    Lindy and Dustin…I’m so sorry to hear the news, I will never understand why. I will not stop praying for you and your family. Cancer does suck! Love you guys!

  20. Sarah Rozema says:

    Dusty, Lindy and family,
    My heart is heavy for you as I hear this report. You are closely in my thoughts and prayers, dear friends. Much love,
    Sarah

  21. CATHY says:

    When the news doesn’t sound very good and you’re to tired and to sick to pray, we will pray for you. Rest in God’s arms and know He is there with you carrying you through all of this. We’ll continue to pray for His peace in what ever decisions you make. God bless you and your family.

  22. Marcia Hoeksema says:

    Prayers daily for you,Lindy, to get the fight back in you;for your wonderful husband and children,peace and patience that can only come from our Heavenly Father……. please please keep fighting!!!

  23. Sue Ensing says:

    We will continue to pray for you Lindy that your faith may remain strong and God’s arms surround you!

  24. Emilie (Dykstra) Goris says:

    Lindy,

    Cancer does suck.
    Sending up prayers for you!

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