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We spent the last two days in Ann Arbor at U of M.  Monday was my scan day.  Tuesday we saw Dr. Schott. We were anxious to see how the cancer reacted to the Clinical Trial/Chemo I was on for the last nine weeks.  The results were disappointing.

The spots in my lungs shrunk slightly and the spot in my brain didn’t shrink at all.  With those findings and the side effects I was having from the chemo, Dr. Schott, Dusty and I decided to stop the clinical trial.  She said to take the holidays and January off from treatment.  Two months of freedom!  I will have scans again at the end of January and we will decide then what chemo to do next.

I am so thankful to spend the holidays out of a chemo haze and feeling better than what I did the past nine weeks.  

We’re going to try and squeeze in a family trip too.  It makes sense to do that now while I’m not on chemo and feeling as good as possible.

Thank you for your prayers, cards and continued support.  We love all of you and couldn’t do it without you.   

12 Responses to “Update”

  1. Tina Amaya says:

    Dusty and Lindy – My heart still continues to go out to you… and the prayers are still coming from my heart and lips. Praying for a restful two months and a memory making vacation!! What strength and bravery you both are showing through this. Know that you are loved! Tina

  2. Barb Dannenberg says:

    Very wise decision – praying that you feel terrific and are able to enjoy time with your family during the holidays and on vacation too!

  3. Tiffany Timmer says:

    Good for you Lindy!! You deserve a break from that nasty chemo, and time to spend enjoying your beautiful family! I hope and pray that you are able to feel full of energy and renewed during this Holiday season! And hopefully we can see you at the Christmas party! You are always in our thoughts at prayers! Love ya!

  4. Susan Weisenfeld says:

    Lindy, Thinking of you. I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Enjoy, relax and have fun with the family!

  5. Jana Ver Beek says:

    You know that I am praying…..One of my prayers is that you have a wonderful Christmas season, making many memories with the kids and feeling God’s loving arms wrapped around you, lifting you up and giving you the energy to face each new day.

  6. holly heeres says:

    As God gives you this rest may you feel and BE healed from the inside out!
    Lord we ask for complete healing, complete peace and rest in You. An unexplainable joy to wash over their family. Give Dusty a renewed sense of your hand on his family Lord and help him to feel You right there by his side whispering ‘Its all right my child’……Lord I ask and beg of you to give them a wonderful season celebrating the birth of your Son. We continue to ask you for a miracle knowing that you can do it. We will never stop asking Lord. Answer for this sweet little family. Help them to feel your presence almost as if you were touching them Lord. Help them to literally feel you that close. We love you Father, we know you have it all in your hand and nothing is too hard for you! We lay it at your feet. In Jesus name, Amen.

  7. Amy Sluiter says:

    Continuing to pray for you each day. Begging God for healing and trusting Him to flood you with His perfect peace. I hope you feel better in these next months and enjoy some great time with your family during the holidays as we celebrate Jesus’ coming! Love to all of you!
    Amy & Brent

  8. thanks for the updates lindy. im sure its painful even to write updates like this, but it so helps me to pray. love you guys!!!

  9. Jennifer Nagelkerke says:

    Continue to think and pray for you each day. Blessings to you and your family.

  10. Melissa Schrotenboer says:

    Lindy, my prayers continue for you and your family. Thankyou for sharing your story through this blog and for your honest and inspiring posts.

  11. Megan Van Kampen says:

    Just thinking about you guys! Hoping you enjoyed the holidays!! Always praying 🙂

  12. dad ver beek says:

    Dear Lindy and Dusty….. Was so good to spend time with you over the holidays. We take each day at a time. Praying that you have good health when you go to Daytona in a few days…. Wish I could see your kids faces when that big plane takes off. Max will probably want to be up in the cock pit with the pilots !! Blessings….. Dad

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