Test Results

My mom called me a little after noon today.  I could hear a flicker of hope in her voice.  She said that she and my step-dad, Bill, spent almost two hours this morning with the doctor reviewing the CT Scan, MRI and lab work.  She was told that while the mass was present in her pancreas, the lab work came back as “normal” and that if the mass is indeed cancer (which has not yet been confirmed) that it appears to be in a very early stage.  She is being referred to a specialist at a different hospital where she will undergo additional testing either later this week or early next week.  She will have an endoscopic ultrasound to examine her stomach, pancreas and intestines along with a needle biopsy of the mass in her pancreas.  These additional tests will be used to confirm the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.  We are encouraged by the lab work results and are still praying and holding out hope that the mass is not cancer and that it is treatable.

Thank you all so much for your continued prayers and support.  We are so blessed to have such amazing and wonderful friends and family.  I want to leave you with another verse.  As I prayed for my mom and family this morning, God laid this verse on my heart. 

Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

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Updated Feb. 19th: 

My mom’s next appointment (for the ultrasound and biopsy) is scheduled for next week on Tuesday, Feb. 24th.  They will begin prepping her for the procedures at 1pm with the tests beginning at 3pm followed by a two hour recovery period.  Please remember to pray for her and the medical staff taking care of her!!  We should receive the results from the testing that same day.

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2 responses to “Test Results

  1. DANA LANE

    AMAZING HOW PRAYER WORKS!!!! KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND STAY STRONG. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU.
    LOVE, DANA AND HUNTER

  2. Annie

    Jo, we are praying for you guys. Please tell your mom that we’re thinking of here here in Germany. Thanks for the updates.
    love,
    annie

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