There are times to celebrate and this is one of them!
Elaine had her eighth and final Rituxan infusion yesterday at The Wooster Cancer Center of the Wooster Community Hospital, which collaborates with the James Cancer Center of Ohio State University, in Columbus, OH.
It went well, as we had come to expect. Dr. Prah was pleased with the results of the bloodwork before the infusion, and her hemoglobin was up to 13!
We are scheduled for another endoscopy on March 3 to see how the bleeding ulcer has healed, and then for a CAT scan on the 10th to confirm how God and the Rituxan have shrunk the tumor. We’ll meet with Dr. Prah again to review things and hopefully will have six-month checkups after that.
RING THAT BELL!
The hospital has this bell in the hallway as you exit the cancer treatment area, and the nurses invited Elaine to ring it in celebration of having completed the course of treatment.
I’ll call it the Ebenezer Bell, taken from I Samuel 7:12, “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us.’” God’s presence in this lymphoma battle, on top of His faithfulness in several previous valleys in our life journey, reassures us that He will be with us until He calls us home.
We can’t say enough good things about the care we received at the Wooster Cancer Center. Actually, the staff there models a caring spirit that is desperately needed, but often missing, in the Church.
Thank you for your partnership with us in the journey. You have made a difference. We pray that God pours blessing out upon you for your kindness toward us!
I now feel released to get back on my regular writing and posting, and am eager for that.
I’m also into writing a study booklet about life in the Kingdom of God, called FOR HIS GLORY. Please pray for insight, humility and boldness in that project, which should take about a month. I’ll let you know when it’s done and you will have free access to it.
Kidron, Ohio USA
Feb. 11, 2022
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