Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting...

If anything describes what is happening right now it is waiting.  Since we learned that the tumor is back in two places and started new medications, we are waiting.  We are waiting for the next MRI.  Dennis will have the MRI on August 20 and we will meet with the doctor on August 21 to discuss the results.  It is so hard not know if this medication is halting the growth of the tumors.  And so we wait.
Dennis has blood work each week to monitor the new medication. So far, it has been good.  We are thankful for that. 
Dennis has been feeling ok lately.  He is doing ok with the fatigue.  I think to a large degree, we are getting much better at managing it.  We are much better with planning and knowing what events will tire him out and when he will need a nap or a break.  
Thank you for your on-going prayers and support.  We know God is the source of our strength.
We recently had some family pictures taken.  Here are a few of our favorites.


  1. Thanks for the pictures. They are all very nice. Your daughter is adorable...:-) My prayer for you is that you won't let the future ruin the present. Dennis: I am glad that you are learning to cope with the treatment better and that you are able to do more things. No matter what the results are, you are in the center of God's will and He will give you peace.

  2. Ellen, I read your post on Revive our Hearts blog. My heart and prayers go out to you and your husband, your beautiful daughter in your time of need and pain. I pray today that you will find grace and strength to cling to Jesus, hourly, daily, no matter what the future holds. Your lives are an honor to HIM, the One who saves us. May others be drawn to God by your witness.

  3. Hi Ellen, I also read your post from Revive our Hearts and wanted to pray for you and show support and love. May the Lord bless you, Dennis, and your lovely daughter with peace, strength, and the satisfaction of His presence in every circumstance and with every turn. He loves you, and you are never outside of His care as the apple of His eye. Love in Christ

    1. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. This path is not easy and one we would never choose but God is with us each step of the way. There are days it is overwhelming.

  4. What beautiful pictures of your family to treasure! Brooklyn is absolutely gorgeous! Prayers will be coming your way for Stable MRI. My scan is on Friday the 23rd and it is always an anxious time. Renee Gasner (support group)