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Moving On…

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You know what sucks about my cancer?  I don’t know what to expect.  How many people do you know had breast cancer metastasize to their brain in the form of six tumors.  Undergo whole brain radiation and a couple weeks later endure Gamma Knife surgery.  If you do know someone, do they have a seven year old and two year old twins?  I don’t know anyone.  So it’s really hard to know what to expect.  I can’t bounce questions off people.  I have to take things as they come not knowing how long it will last.  Just when I think I’m getting better (last week), I’m wrong.  This week has been a little rougher with headaches, bouts of nausea and fatigue.  It’s frustrating to say the least.  Cancer sucks.

I think I’ve mentioned the Cancer Club in past blogs.  We’re a group of young moms who’re battling this demon and I beg of you to pray for Kristi Rogalske (a link to her blog is on the left rail).  She and her husband have made the difficult decision to stop chemo and they had their first meeting with Hospice yesterday.  Please pray that the peace she feels continues.  I’ve just been getting to know her and she is a wonderful woman, wife and mother.  This is really hard for me to think about. 

The big news in our house is that we’ve decided to move.  We’ve wanted to move before the cancer returned and now that things are calmer and more scheduled, we have decided to move.  We’re not moving anywhere exotic.  We’re staying in Zeeland.  So if you need a house on Paw Paw Drive (the street so nice they named it twice) there is a great one for sale.

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24 Responses to “Moving On…”

  1. Megan Van Kampen says:

    Lindy, I can imagine how extremely frustrating it must be to not have answers and to just wait and hope. My heart to goes out to you. It’s great that you and Dustin are moving on regardless of your disease. There’s no time like the present, that’s a great message for everyone to follow. Congratulations on your new home coming! Praying for you to feel better, to enjoy this move, to enjoy your sweet family and know you are thought about and prayed for daily. I have been following Kristi’s blog as well and praying for their family. Praying for both of you to have complete healing. Let me know if you need any babysitting help or help with the move. I’d be happy to help in any way!!

  2. Dani says:

    Oh Lindy, I wish I could take it all away. I can’t imagine what it is like to even have cancer and such a young and amazing family. Hang in there we love you guys! I will be praying for better day a head.

  3. Aunt Carole says:

    Dear Lindy, How our hearts go out to you and your beautiful family! We love you all so much! Thank you for your hoensty, and for being real. I must say, I’m glad that you are letting it out and not holding all those fears and negative feelings bottled up inside. God feels the same way you do about your cancer – He hates it too. It’s just another way He knows your heart. That’s why we appeal to God’s heart on your behalf. We continue to trust you into His care as He wraps His arms around you and breates new life into you.

  4. Dani says:

    I prayed for you today! Love ya…

  5. Tina Amaya says:

    Dusty and Lindy – What exciting news!! A new house! Continuing to keep you all in our prayers for peace, whole health, and divine intervention. Sending lots of love! Tina

  6. Kathy says:

    Lindy, Praying for you and your Cancer Club friends today. Praying that God surrounds all of you, and your families, in peace that surpasses all understanding.

  7. Jana Ver Beek says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. Know that you are always on my mind and in my prayers. Love you!

  8. Jenifer says:

    Hang in there!

  9. Shana Anglin says:

    Hi Lindy, I used to work with Dustin and I believe we have met once. I just want you to know that I am thinking of you guys and definitley wish you the best. My brother had a rare bone cancer at a very young age and my family joined a group with other families with children/siblings with terminal cancer. It was the best thing my family ever did. Now, 25 years later the families are still in touch and the mothers now talk about their grandchildren. As you know support groups are amazing and definitley needed. I hope you stay positive. My brother was told he would have 3 months to live and that turned out to be untrue (thank goodnes). I will continue to pray for you.

  10. Anita says:

    Hi Lindy! We are sorry to hear that you are feeling bad this week and will continue to pray for your strength to return, your energy to increase and your nausiousness to go away. We are excited about your new house and hope that all goes well and that it turns out to be a good distraction from the worries and frustrations of cancer! We love you and miss you so much!

  11. Shana Washington says:

    Hi Lindy…continuing to say prayers for you and your family. I have also been following Kristi’s blog and hope that she continues to find peace. Thank you for continuing to posts…they have truly been an inspiration to me and my family.

  12. karen says:

    lindy! i check up on your blog! btw ur kids are even cutier than I imagined!!! I am wishing you the best, hope you get that house you want and so glad you are feeling somewhat better! you are such a stong individual. so thankful I met you! hang in there and always know if i could ever be of help let me know!
    Karen Asekomeh

  13. Justine says:

    Hi Lindy

    Your husband Dustin got in touch with me via my blog and said to check out yours. And I am so glad that I did. Your humour and grace under pressure is an inspiration to us all – whether or not we have cancer.

    What I have learned about brain cancer is that there are no absolutes. So all we can do is wait and hope. Good luck with the move – I suggest you just supervise from the sidelines with a glass of champagne!

    Sending positive healing thoughts to you from the UK.

    Justine x

  14. Livvy Zimmerman says:

    Lots of prayers going up today – asking for your comfort and good news from tomorrow’s appointment. Always thinking about you guys.

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