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Happy and Angry

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Happy Birthday Kathy Timmer!

If you see Kathy, today is her birthday and she deserves the best birthday in the whole wide world.  So if you see her, give her a hug, a high five, a card or a 50 dollar bill (I will not reimburse you) because she is awesome.  She has cared for my babies since they were born and doesn’t want to stop.  She is the most selfless, giving, kind, caring, compassionate person.  If you don’t know her, you should because you’ll be a better person for it.  We love you Kathy.



Let me remind you that cancer sucks.  Say it with me…CANCER SUCKS!  Say it with force, anger and vengeance.  It’s okay kids, I think you’re parents will let you say “sucks” when you put cancer in front of that word. 

I went to U of M yesterday.  I am going back tomorrow to meet with Dr. Schott, but I called this morning to find out the results of the tests.  Here we go…


Previously I had three spots on my lungs.  They noted “multiple” spots on yesterday’s scan.  They have measurements for six of them.  The nurse practitioner isn’t sure if “multiple” means six or if it means more.  I guess we’ll know more tomorrow.


A new spot has been found on my brain in my right cerebellar region. 

So in a nutshell, I have more cancer.  This means that I have more options they want me to consider for treatment.  One of them is still the chemo pill and the other two are clinical trials (chemo) through an IV. 

Please pray for:

  • Guidance for what treatment to go with

  • Clarity

  • My Family 

16 Responses to “Happy and Angry”

  1. Jana Ver Beek says:

    CANCER SUCKS!!!! I’m so upset right now that I can’t come up with anything good to say other than, Kathy, you ROCK!!!! and Happy Birthday!!!!!!

    I was praying so hard for the results to be good……we have to hand it over to God, He’s the only one who really knows what’s going on!

    Hugs and prayers.

  2. Joni Gibson says:

    STUPID, DUMB, EVIL Cancer!!!! I’m sorry and I will keep praying.

  3. Julie Meyers says:

    Oh Lindy…I wasn’t going to check this today because I didn’t think you’d get your results until tomorrow, but I did and I sure was hoping for better news…why? Why do you keep having road blocks when you’ve come so far?!!! This just takes my breath away wondering what to think of it all… We pray without ceasing for you and WILL NOT STOP!!!!

  4. CANCER SUCKS!! AMEN–praying for you “sister”

  5. Karen Heyboer says:

    Yes Lindy, CANCER SUCKS!!! We will continue to keep you, Dusty & family in our prayers in the days, weeks, months & years ahead!

  6. Wendie Freriks (Terpstra) says:

    CANCER SUCKS!!!!! So sorry for the SUCKY results. I was so hoping that you would get better news. I will pray for peace and understanding as you go long this part of your journey. God is good, all the time, all the time, God is good.

  7. Amy Sluiter says:

    Cancer sucks so bad!!! I’m so sorry to hear this, Lindy!!!We will NOT stop praying and trusting God for healing. Also trusting Him to give you the wisdom to make the right decision and strength to make it through each day…with hope and peace through Christ. Love you guys! Brent and Amy

  8. Megan Van Kampen says:

    Still praying for a miracle! CANCER SUCKS! 🙁 Praying for right treatment and for energy to keep fighting.

  9. Allison Nelson says:

    CANCER SUCKS! I am so sorry, Lindy. I stopped by the blog to check in after seeing your sweet girl ROCKING 2nd grade today. I am so proud of her! You are an amazingly strong woman and we will not stop praying for your peace and God’s Will. Keep fighting!!

  10. Sarah Rozema says:

    An emphatic CANCER SUCKS! Please tell Brooklyn that she is not allowed to get any bigger and that Mrs. Rozema would love to see her come and visit kindergarten again, permanently.
    Love and prayers to you!

  11. Amy Machiela says:

    Cancer REALLY sucks!!!!!!!!!!! Praying you guys, PRAYING!!!!

  12. Andrea Brink says:

    Your Herman Miller familiy is PRAYING!!!

  13. Barb Dannenberg says:

    I completely agree with you that CANCER SUCKS. Lindy, I’ve been praying for you and will continue to do so. We serve a God of MIRACLES! Praying for wisdom as you & Dusty decide what course of treatment to pursue!

  14. tracy meyer says:

    cancer does suck! i will never stop praying! ((((((((hugs))))))))))

  15. Jennifer Nagelkerke says:

    Praying for you, Lindy.

  16. Aunt Shirley and Uncle Gary says:

    We continue to pray for you Lindy,Dusty and the children.
    May you feel God’s peace in whatever you decide for treatment. We love you guys!!!!

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