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We’ve had a busy week and I’m sorry I haven’t updated with my decision for treatment.  The three spots of  metastisized cancer that can be seen in my lungs are very small.  Two are 2 mm. and one is 6 mm. 

After confirming with Dr. Schott that it makes no difference whether we treat now or later, I/we decided to enjoy the summer with the kids.  I’ve been sick for the last three summers.  So if given a choice, I choose feeling as good as I possibly can and enjoying the time I have with my kids and husband. 

My next scans are scheduled for mid September.  Such is living life in three month increments…

Thank you for your prayers, cards, emails and kind words of support.  Living with cancer is not easy.  Having your faith tested over and over again is hard.  Knowing others are holding us up if and when we can’t, is awesome. 

Thanks and love you all.

P.S.  Thanks to our small group for stopping by last week.  🙂 

7 Responses to “Summertime”

  1. Jim t says:

    Hi lindy
    We continue to pray for You and the family. We will pray for the best summer ever, for you and the kids.
    May God give you strength in the coming months!
    Jim and Kath

  2. Aunt Carole says:

    Lindy, you are strong and you are wise, and God is all powerful, and together the battle will be won. I’m so glad you get a summer off from feeling sick and tired all the time – you’ve definitely earned it. Enjoy your family and settling in to your new home. Walking with you in love and prayers…

  3. Megan Van Kampen says:

    I’m so happy you will be able to enjoy your summer and your new house! I will be praying hard for complete healing. Have a wonderful summer with your beautiful family!!

  4. jean tagliere says:


    God has made you one strong women!! wow!! My prayers to you and the kids as you make the change of moving and enjoying summer break! Enjoy your time…love to you!

  5. Rachael Budiwarman says:

    Thank you for keeping us updated. I am glad to hear that you will be taking a well deserved break from treatment and enjoying the summer with the kids and Dusty. Enjoy the new house and hope we can all get together soon for homemade breadsticks at Monelli’s…

  6. Amy Sluiter says:

    Praying that you have a wonderful summer and feel great as you enjoy your beautiful children. In the meantime, we will continue to pray for you with faith that God will give you many more summers together with your family! May God be your strength! Love you guys!

  7. Jennifer Nagelkerke says:

    So nice to see you and your family yesterday. Just want you to know that we pray for you each day – we are thinking of you and wish you a wonderful summer!

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