Report on Dr. Visit

December 20, 2017

We spent the last couple of hours at Emory University hospital.  The Orthopaedic specialist looked at the MRI and he doesn’t think her cancer has spread. He does not think this mass is related to her breast cancer or malignant.

He is ordering further tests to confirm his diagnosis – and will surgically remove the mass and biopsy as appropriate.

Bottom line – best possible result.

We want to thank our prayer partners for your incredible support.  It is hard to describe what happens in our hearts when you are lifting KK up in prayer.

We are strengthened by your comments (both here and Facebook).  Please know that we are reading every one of your comments and hope to be able to respond to you personally soon.

Have a great weekend celebrating our Lord’s birth.

Doctor Appointment Set (Finally)

December 15, 2017

It’s been a long week.  Waiting. 

Finally the referral process is complete and we have an appointment set with the right specialist to evaluate KK’s health.  We hope to leave the appointment understanding the next steps for diagnosis and a treatment plan. 

We’ve been overwhelmed with the prayer support and encouragement from our Prayer Partners.  I will post another update after the Wednesday morning appointment. 

Thanks again. 

Al & KK 

Prayer Partner Update on KK’s Health

December 8, 2017

This past Monday KK had an MRI on her (good) knee.  Because of swelling and pain, the doctor wanted to see if she had a torn ligament.  But the MRI showed a mass on her femur.  

According to the MRI report, the mass is likely a sarcoma (but it could be benign).  If it is a sarcoma, it is a serious indication that her breast cancer has spread.  At this point, KK has received a referral to an Orthopaedic Oncologist at Emory.   We are expecting the next steps to include a biopsy, further tests, etc.  

We do not expect a clear diagnosis or treatment plan until she sees this new Oncologist (hopefully next week?). 

We will update you when we have further news.  Thanks for joining us in prayer.

Al (and KK)

Isaiah 26:3    Phil 4:6-7