by Lisa Stringer | July 7, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, Doug completed round two of chemotherapy. We spent a full day and evening at MDA getting blood work done, meeting with his assigned oncologist, having the dressing and PICC line cap changed, and spent hours in a room filled with friends while he received the chemotherapy infusion.
One of the highlights of the day was getting to visit with two of our heroes, Pastors Dusty and Mary Kemp. They have gone before us on this cancer-beating journey and have graciously clued us in the process. We shared, laughed, prayed, hugged, and loved; we all knew deep down that this too would pass, and oh the stories we would share with all we encountered of His goodness and grace.
Luke 17:11-19 speaks of the ten lepers that were healed. Verse 15 stands out: “When one of them saw that he was healed, he came back. He praised God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked Him.” All of the lepers were healed, but the one who came back was made whole.
With verse 15 in mind, we want to share with you all some of the great things that God has done for us over the last month or so. We want to thank you, our spiritual family and friends for your fervent prayers, as they have availed much. He has heard your prayers and He has been more than faithful!
We were awaiting test results from two different biopsies done in Doug’s throat. If there was a particular mutation of a gene, we were going to be required to be hospitalized every three weeks for 5 days at a time for 24/7 chemo infusion. This was something we were praying against, and with every day that passed, we believed that no news was good news. Tuesday we found out that Doug tested negative in all three areas for this gene mutation. Can you hear me, “THANK YOU, JESUS!”