Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Latest up-date on my LOVE....

Yesterday we met with the oncologist and both surgeons ...
There is more cancer in the liver then they expected , on the posterior side now.
what was thought to be on the diaphram is also along the wall of the abdominal cavity.
The pathology report just came back on the nature of the abdominal wall cancers...
Neuro-Endocrin Cancer....a second type of cancer.
I told my husband..."You've always been an over achiever....couldn't be content with just one cancer"!
You say crazy things when your in shock...
Now the Thermo-Chemo wash...( the big surgery) is not an option as the new cancers do not respond well to chemo.
Long story short...the team at Spectrum wants to get University of Michigans "Think Tank" involved , just to make sure the plan of attack is the best.
We asked the tough questions...life expectancy without doing anything?
12 months to 2 years.
Tomorrow -Thurs , Dave will undergo a new type of scan that is supposed to illuminate where the new cancers are.
Right now it's a big scramble to get the heads together and try and move forward.
There are options...too laborious to go into at this time.
Mostly to add months...not years.
We are both resting in the arms of God...waiting and listening.
As I write this my Love is out running and getting ready to help our son build a deck on his home....is this not the craziest thing you've ever heard of?
How can a dying man run in half marathons????
I will be away for a few days from the blog...
needing some alone time with the Lord to wrap my head around this...
The son is shining here today...Thank You for your faithful prayers...
Love to you all,


  1. Prayers will continue for your family. May you enjoy your time together and cherish one another.

  2. You just cannot imagine how sad this makes me, sweetpea. My hubs had a colonoscopy about 5 years ago and they found a cancerous polyp, removed it and he's been fine ever since. I always knew he'd be fine because of my faith in the Lord. I cannot even imagine a life without this wonderful man in it. I'll pray for him and YOU, sugar, most fervently. Miracles DO happen, chickee. I KNOW they do.

  3. Oh, Dear Kathy! My prayers are certainly with you and your dear husband! How fortunate that you have the Lord and HE can give you the peace you need. Just love each other and know, even though we've never met in person - I love you!
    Shelia ;)

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how difficult the disease of a loved one can be and my heart goes out to you.

  5. Prayers and best wishes in this confusing time for all of you!!!

  6. oh sweet kathy, i just posted about something
    just for you.

    "with long life will I satisfy him and show him
    My salvation." psalm 91:14

    i will be praying towards that long life and that
    not a day will be cut short of david's life.


  7. Oh, dear Kathy, I'm so sorry your news was not what you had hoped for but I continue to pray. May you feel the arms of the Father holding you tight.

  8. Sending out many prayers to you, Dave and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts, Kathy.


  9. Dearest Kathy~
    I will keep your family in my prayers. I know how tough it is to go through cancer. I am a cancer survivor that was told I had 6 months and 20 years later I am still here and still in remission. I believe in the power of miracles and your husband sounds so much like I was...continuing to do things and being an inspiration to others to not give up.
    Much love to you and yours,

  10. Oh Honey you know how much I have prayed for Dave...On my knees again my Dear friend...Just please remember someone in Calif. is praying for your family...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria...ps I know God hears your name...

  11. Kathy....my heart breaks for you and your family. God is faithful.....and he will be for you and your family too! You will certainly be in our thoughts and prayers every day! Hang in there...girl.
    We love you,
    Betsy and fam

  12. You can't wrap your head around this one, sweetie. And please don't isolate yourself..
    Sweet hubby is doing the right thing, we cannot let it win, remember. I know the pain you are feeling, this cancer thing is on my inner abdominal wall, too. Do this while you are resting...research Sandostatin Injections and ask your doctors to look at that. It won't kill my cancer, but keeps it at bay, keeps it from spreading...just a thought. Remember to be your own advocate and research a lot.
    I love you.
    I feel so bad for you both.
    I don't want to see you isolate yourself, and I feel in my spirit you may be wanting to do that...just withdaw...think about it...???
    I'm here for you...
    mucho loveo...kiddo.
    glenda xoxo

  13. Please know my thoughts are with you both, Kathy. The power of prayer can, and does, work wonders.
    big hugs, Sue

  14. We are sending our biggest prayers your way. Keep your faith, because in God you find strength.

    Sending you many hugs for comfort!

  15. Oh Kathy. I've been away from my blog but thought of you every day. Remember, it is God's last word in every situation, not the doctors. The Word tells us about healing and I will pray for healing for your sweet husband. Sending big hugs from Texas.

  16. Kathy I am a big believer in the "Law of Attraction" I believe it is a gift the Lord gave us to help create the world we want.
    I am going to picture your Dave healthy, whole and healed as I pray for him. I will pray for you and your family to be strong and to have good cheer in your heart. Stay positive and don't allow any dark thoughts to invade your peace!
    With much love...
    Tina xo

  17. I am so sorry to hear that. You are both in my prayers that he be able to gain years. Take care of yourself.

  18. MY prayers are with you at this time...Hold on to your faith and each other .....

  19. Kathy, my heart is just aching for you. Know that you and Dave are thought of. Sending lot's of prayers and love. God Bless you.

  20. He's is living his life as long as possible (running)
    Praying the heads come up with a wonderful plan of attack on this awful disease....
    We will always be here for you.....

  21. I am a new follower. I am so sorry that you are having to go through this. Your husband sounds like a strong person for sure. I saw a commercial once when I had cancer some 20 years ago that helped me so much. It said there has been a cure for every type of cancer. I hope that helps in some way. ((((HUGS)))) and Prayers.

  22. Praying for you and your love.

  23. Kathy,

    Somtimes life just sucks....

    Prayer is a powerful thing dear lady. I will keep praying for the both of you and yes the Lord is holding your husband and yourself in his loving wonderous arms through it all!!!

    Hearts and Hugs,


  24. Dear Kathy,

    I am holding you and your husband in my thoughts - praying for a solution that brings healing. Miracles happen every second, every day.


  25. Kathy,
    I want you to know that my kids are praying for Papa's friend 'Dave' and his wife' today and it's so sweet to hear. The prayers are being lifted up to heaven........

  26. Kathy, that is not the news you needed to hear. My continued prayers are with your family. I very much admire Dave for not giving in to cancer as so many do...it is so good to hear he is able to do what makes him happy.

  27. O my what a terrible news.....my prayers will continue....my love.....enjoy your time togehther...and..i believe in God's miracles !!! he can do it !! only he.......blessings for you too and lot of prayers.......my....i am in shock....i just wanne tell you from my mom......All day in the hospital sitting with my mother of 82 she had fallen, broken collarbone so pathetic! they can no longer get out of bed hurts so much, go back tomorrow. I am so worried about her ...

    But now i am more worried about you two too........love Ria.......

  28. Oh Sweetie, so sorry for your dissapointing news.
    But absolutely knowing/trusting that the ONE who stood by you, is still there, standing/holding/caring/healing. HE is bigger than cancer.
    Praying for healing, wisdom & Peace for you.

  29. Praying for the whole family knowing the love the Father has for Dave and you. Keep holding on to Jesus...both hands. He won't let you go.

  30. Oh Kathy...So sorry to hear of this latest setback. How wonderful that your love can go on and help others! Why not live life to the fullest? Praying for your and loves peace with this new obstacle.

  31. God bless you and your sweet Love. I just happened by today. Hope your day was full and blessed....

    xo, juls

  32. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  33. Dear Kathy,
    I am so sorry that the news wasn't good. I will remember you and your Dave in prayers.
    We have had cancer touch our family as well and it's a very difficult thing to deal with when a loved one is ill.

    I'm hoping that the medical team will come up with another option.

    God Bless you Sweetie.


  34. Oh, I've been thinking about you both and am saddened to hear this news. I know you are leaning on those Everlasting Arms which will certainly hold you both close. I admire your hubby for carrying on with normal activities too.

  35. I am so sorry.... wishing there was something I could say to make a difference. I do know that U of M is an excellent place to be cared for, and with their expertise, you may get some answers you are wishing for. Prayers, hope and faith to you.

  36. I am so sorry, and wish there was something that could be said to ease your worry. U of M is an excellent place to be cared for, and with their help, perhaps you will get some answers you are hoping for. Sending prayers...

  37. Kathy-You and your husband will be in my prayers. Completely understandable and right that you should take time for family.

  38. No words seem appropriate. May God grant you peace, understanding and wisdom my dear friend. Much love, Teri

  39. Thank you for sharing this with us and my prayers are with you, your husband and your family. It will take time to process all this. Praying for the comfort only the Lord can give you.

  40. Thinking of you both Kathy. Sending prayers and hugs your way!



  41. Kathy, I'm sending you and your husband my best wishes all the way from Australia. I know just what a difficult time this is - I lost my father to bowel cancer sometime ago but you must be positive. We are all thinking of you both.

  42. Dear Kathy, I have been thinking about you constantly. I will continue to pray for the peace that transcends all understanding...for you and Dave and your family.
    We will all be here when you are ready to reach out.
    In HIS love,

  43. Kathy, I am so sorry to hear your news. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your husband. I am praying for a miracle for David. May God wrap His arms around both of you and give you the peace that you so desire at this time. I am a 7 year cancer survivor. Although we have never met in person, know that I love you and wish I were closer to give you a big bear hug! Love & blessings from NC!

  44. I'm so sorry that the news was not what we were all praying for. God bless you and Dave and hold you both in His loving hands. Know that prayers are coming your way from Virginia.

  45. Kathy....I am so sorry this was not the news you were hoping to hear. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.~Hugs, Patti

  46. Praying for you both Kathi ~

  47. Dear Kathy, My thoughts and prayers are with you. While you take a blogging break, just know that so many of us will be praying for you and your husband.

    Much love,
    Susan and Bentley

  48. Keeping you all in my thoughts and sending up lots of prayers.

  49. Praying for peace and strength for your family.

  50. Oh Kathy,
    My heart just sank when I read this!! I can't even imagine how you must feel at this moment, but I know who does know.........and that is the Lord.
    I am sooo glad you know Him and have Him to run to as a shelter in the time of storm. Just remember the Lord will have the last word not the Drs. - they know a lot, but they don't know everything.
    Will sure be praying for a miracle for Dave and for the peace of God to rest upon you both.
    Love and hugs hon,

  51. I'll be praying. Your husband must be a wonderful man. Be strong.

  52. Kathy, I am off to Canada on my holidays today but couldn't leave without letting you know that you and your lovely husband are in my deepest prayers and thoughts. ((((hugs))))

  53. Oh Kathy! I am so sorry to read your news. Please know that you and Dave are in my prayers every single day!
    Isn't it wonderful that he can help to build a deck after that frightening report? He must be a marvelous father and husband.
    Sending my love and healing wishes your way....

  54. Kathy,

    May God bless you and keep you both safely in his arms.


  55. Sweetie, prayer are lifting & our hearts go out to you both. What better way than running a marathon or building a deck ... moments of joys are precious to grab ahold of, memories to treasure forever.

    May the hand of our Lord hold you both up & closely.

    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  56. Dear Kathy, My thoughts and prayers join all the others being sent up. I am so sorry that you are facing this difficult situation with your husband's health. It says a lot about him that he is off helping to put up a deck and is running half marathons. Life is about living and he is definitely focused on life and family. ((HUGS)) to you.

  57. Dearest Kathy and Dave,
    I so admire you both for standing up to this "Cancer" Dave you are such a strong and determined man, you are going about your daily life and doing what you enjoy! (high five Dave).
    Kathy you are so right it's all in Gods hands. Keep up the fight and know that I "we" will be keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sending you both a mighty big HUG!(hope I didn't squeeze you to hard) just wanted you to feel it~Elizabeth

  58. Tears flow down my cheeks as I think of you this morning.

    We are praying.


  59. We were so sad and disappointed to hear your news. BUT, God is the Great Physician, and He holds the future in His hands. He's brought you and Dave through this far, and He will continue to be with you through the process. I believe God will bring healing, even in a miraculous way. Our love and prayers continue for you and your family,
    Jim and Char
    Isaiah 41:10

  60. My prayers for you and Dave will continue. I hope that you will find peace for this journey as you take some time away from the blogworld. Please know that there are many of us keeping you in our thoughts.


  61. This is my first time visiting your lovely blog... I just came across it from "Cozy Blanket". I am so so very sorry to hear the news of your husband's health, but dropping by adds one more person to his prayer list! I will pray for you all!

    Hugs, Carrie

  62. My prayers are with you and your love every day. May you have strength to endure these tough times and be able to comfort each other.

    Gianormous Hugs,


  63. Oh Kathy, I am so very sorry. Chills are running up and down my arms just reading this. You are such a strong woman, but please allow us to help you if we can. We're all here for you and love you.

  64. We are so fragile and yet so strong. You, your husband & your family will be in my prayers. Do try to stay strong and enjoy each other. Hugs, Deb

  65. Kathy
    I can not begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear this news but Dave is doing the right thing by going on as normal. This is good for him and it also helps him.
    When I went through my cancer years ago that is what I did.
    Like everyone on here that has left such beautiful comments I too am praying for you and your family. Don't hide let us all help you!
    God gives us miracles everyday and I pray that Dave and you receive one his miracles.
    Take care and know I love you

  66. Oh, Kathy, this breaks my heart. I'm holding you in my heart. Both of you. Hugs from over here.

  67. Kathy, what you must be going through. I think I would be a downright mess...i do not handle things of this magnitude very well...

    my thoughts are with you...and I shall put you in my prayers for strength and endurance during this trial...

    take care

  68. Kathy - I am so sorry to hear this. I didn't know . . . but I will be praying for you from now on. I know how hard this is . . . keep your Faith, strong as ever and it will help you through. I'm also praying that every "mind" involved in that think tank comes up with a brilliant solution.
    Please keep us posted.
    karen ~ Some days are diamonds

  69. I hope that they find some way to help him. It is hard I know. They found more tumors on my father's liver so time is short. Each day is precious. He is taking a good attitude to get out and run plus build a deck. Sometimes those things add to our lives rather than take away.
    Wishing all the best in thoughts and prayers.
    Take Care,

  70. Hi Kathy,
    Your faith is so inspiring and refreshing! God Bless, I will say a special prayer tonight for you and your lovey

  71. You & your husband are in my prayers!!! You have a beautiful blog here as so are you. What a lovely cottage you have as well. All the things I love myself but don't have.
    Hi..I’m Barb… I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

  72. Love your blog & the beautiful things you have shared..You & your husband are in my prayers. It sounds like your faith is strong.. Good job..Keep it up!! We are all with you in prayer!!
    He works miracles..I've seen them!!
    Hi..I’m Barb… I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well.. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

  73. Dearest Kathy (and Dave!) You are written in my prayer list and will remain there. I pray for you both daily and I know God will get you through whatever comes. You have so many people who care about you. I hope you can feel that love and rest in God's arms. I can't think of anything that seems like the "right" thing to say, so I will just say that my prayers are with you both.

  74. Kathy,
    My heart is hurting with you and praying with you.

  75. Oh my dearest Kathy. I am so sorry to hear all of this news. I have been away so I am catching up on blogging today so that is why I am late to visit. I sure do hope that your sweet hubby keeps up with this positive attitude as it will help him for sure. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

    Be strong and take care,

  76. I just happened upon your blog and I want you to know I will pray for you and your sweet hubby. I know it is hard right now - but know that God does not give us more than we can handle and that with Him all things are possible. I saw a neat saying that I remembered - Don't be afraid of tomorrow, for God is already there. My best to you and your hubby and many prayers are going your way too. Pauline

  77. Oh I am so sorry I hope God will hold you in his arm's for some comfort.
    Love you, Debbie

  78. you are invited to follow my blog

  79. Just thinking of you and stopping by to leave a little hug.


  80. Kathy,

    Praying that you feel Gods peace and comfort during this difficult time!! My step brother is fighting the battle against colon cancer as well and it's just so unfair!!! I hope the love and prayers being sent your way by so many provide some comfort for you and your beloved during this difficult time!!!


  81. My thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you and your family...Pat H

  82. WOW...My prayers are with you both. My sister, Amandas husband was just diagnosed with ALL...a childhood cancer....he will be undergoing chemo for two years minimum....Randy always has been an overachiever too...you have to find humor where you can.

  83. I was so sorry to read about your husband's illness. this is my first visit over here and it makes me so sad to read about all this illness. Just hand in there, and I, too, will pray for your husband. May he be comfortable in this illness at least.

  84. Good morning Kathy...you have been in my prayers...Hugs and smiles to you my Dear friend...Gl♥ria

  85. Kathy,

    Praying for the both of you. You have been on my mind so I wanted to write a note and tell you we love you both and are keeping you in our prayers.


  86. Dearest Kathy-
    All of your previous commenters said everything I want to say.
    You are loved.
    My prayer is going to be very specific: to give these doctors wisdom and expertise beyond all of their previous understanding.

    White Spray Paint

  87. Just stopping by to let you know that I am thinking of/praying for you.

  88. Kathy, dear, I have been where you are, exactly! Heard those words...
    I can think of nothing at all to say to you. I wish I could.
    There was nothing anyone could say to me either.
    I cannot even bring myself to look back and remember it all.
    My heart goes out to you and your husband in a way I cannot express.

  89. Oh No.. I'm tearing up just reading this. I am praying for you and your husband-- Take time to be with him~
    We are all here wiht you- for you. Good luck with everything....

  90. Dearest Kathy, I am so sorry to hear this latest news. Please know that I am praying for you both. I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES! Twyla

  91. Kathy, I am a new follower of your blog, Please check out the book God wants you well by Andrew Wommack, He also has a web site that has a lot of good info for anyone needing healing. I also am a cancer survivor by the grace of God.

  92. I dont know what to say dear and precious friend. I know your heart hurts - mine just did a big jolt in reading this. You are right to rest this in the arms of the Lord. I can only send you my prayers - and my love for you. To say that I am so sorry - is hardly words enough~~~


  93. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you and Dave both through this difficult time. I have always loved the both of you very much. My heart aches that you have to go through this, but my heart also rejoices that God is still on the throne and in control of the entire situation.

  94. It is not ours to ask why~
    We will pray for your strength.

  95. Dear Kathy,

    I have just read your post now, and so sorry to hear about your husband's health.
    I will keep you and your husband in my prayers and sending my love and healing wishes.



Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.