Tuesday, February 02, 2010

MaryBeth

On Christmas day we had a fun family gathering at Sam's parent's house.
In the evening just when everyone was getting packed up to leave, MaryBeth noticed a large lump had suddenly popped up on her neck. It was about the size of a golf ball and quite hard.
We gathered around her and prayed over her and then debated whether or not she should head to the ER or wait. She ultimately decided to wait a few days, and when it had not changed (except for possibly growing a bit larger) she finally saw her doctor on December 28. He saw her and immediately sent her to the hospital for more testing. She had a contrast cat scan and chest x-ray at that time.

After a biopsy and countless other scans/tests/doctor visits and a trip to her nutritionist in Colorado, it was finally determined that MaryBeth has lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system).

MaryBeth has been working with her nutritionist for a number of years, and he put her on a strict diet (raw vegetables, no animal protein, daily juicing and cleanses) and supplement plan. She has also decided to follow the oncologist's plan of 6-8 treatments of chemotherapy.
She had her first chemo treatment today. So far she is feeling great and has a very positive outlook on the whole thing. She is standing on the promise of Isaiah 53:5 (by His stripes we are healed).
Would you pray with us? We are believing for full healing, perfect health. Our God is an awesome God....and he can do this! :)

7 comments:

Leslie said...

I will add Mary Beth to my prayer list!!!! Praying, praying...

Shanygne said...

thanks for the update, Lisa! Praying with you.

~Ginger said...

Praying already! Believing God's report and loving MaryBeth's inspiring attitude.

God hears his people when they pray.


We have a dear friend who just dealt with this as well. Praise God, we just had dinner with them last week and he is cancer free and feeling great. He is a surgical nurse and working, smiling, and testifying to God's faithfulness and healing!

michelle said...

Oh man I did not realize this had happened, thanks for sharing. I def. will be praying for her.

Michelle said...

Please keep us posted. I'm praying!

Just Mom said...

Absolutely will add her to my prayer list.

Journey said...

Standing on the ramparts in prayer for Mary Beth- calling out Jesus's sweet stripes over her- the blood that cleanses and makes all things new! Will be lifting her up!