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Next Step…

Waiting is part of every aspect of life, including the medical realm. We waited for insurance approval to be granted. We waited for the specialized pharmacy to set up a delivery date (one which was set, then postponed over the holidays). And now we wait to see how Matt handles this new treatment.

Matt has been on this new treatment for five days now. It’s one tablet once a day. We’ve been thankful that thus far there are no noticeable side effects. Our presumption is that there may be an accumulative effect at some point, but not yet, and for that we are thankful!

This new chemotherapy treatment was approved in the spring of 2011 and targets a specific type of pancreatic cancer. One lab says Matt has that type; another says he has a different type. It’s not a cure, but a possibility at prolonging life. It has a high success rate slowing the progression of growth in tumors, and therefore, is worth trying. Matt has a follow-up appointment on January 13 to see how he is handling the treatment.

Though his energy level has declined, and he finds he must pace himself, Matt continues to preach and fulfill his pastoral responsibilities. He has a few ‘bad’ days here and there, but considering all, he is doing remarkably well. We have a lot to be thankful for.

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  1. Bonnie Evans
    January 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

    This looks like the way to go. Im sure his energy level will drop for awhiile. Praying always for u both

  2. January 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    You are an amazing couple! Sounds like a very good possibility. Always keeping you guys tucked away in our hearts, and mixing our prayers with yours.

  3. January 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Continuing to remember you in prayer. God Bless.

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