Quick Update

I didn’t want to post another blog until I had more answers, but I’ve had so many inquiries over the last few days that I thought I’d send an update. My internest called on Tuesday with some discouraging, but expected news. My body is producing abnormal protein and the pathology report shows a bunch of yucky plasma cells.

Most likely we are looking at a plasma cancer. Yucky shmucky. I meet with an oncologist this afternoon to go over additional blood tests and discuss our next plan of action. I already have a bone marrow biopsy scheduled for next Tuesday, and I will also be having additional image studies.

I’m going to war, people! Time to suit up and ship out.

‘The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.’ John 10:10


15 thoughts on “Quick Update

  1. Yucky schmucky is right! I hope your appt. with the oncologist goes well today. Please know I am thinking of you and that you are in .my daily prayers. Love,

  2. Don’t let the news discourage you and bring you down. You have a strong will and will endure and get through this. God listens to prayers and by now he has gotten the message. He will help you and your family get through this. We love you and are keeping you in our prayers.

  3. What an exceptional sibling you have been to me over the last 32 years. You have hidden things from me that I didn’t need to see. You have been my rock. You have placed so much on your shoulders without regard for your own well being and I am forever thankful.

    Its my turn now. You are the one that needs my help, and what an exceptional moment in our relationship for me to be able to return the favor. I’m there for you and your family. I know you. I know who you are. My assumption is that you have some level of confidence knowing that you get to prepare for this fight. Don’t question your confidence. My assumption is that you will bear down and flex. You can’t be strong enough. My assumption is that you realize it will be a grind. Get up when you get knocked down. My assumption is that you know you will need help. Accept it. I’m certain you’re scared. Of course you are. I’m certain you’ll cry. That’s expected. I’m certain your worried for my niece and nephew. That’s why we’re here. I know you are concerned for Lee. I’m there for him.

    Lastly, continue to seek the face of Jesus and embrace the word of God.

    With Gratitude and an Unending Love,


      • I have never been more proud and at peace as a mother as I am this evening. Knowing that at such trying times you have each others back is the greatest reward a mother could have. I love love love that you have each other. I love you both so much!

  4. Now that I’ve cried a bucket of tears! What an amazing brother and sister! Steph – I love you so much and will be here with you every step of the way. You’ve got this! XO D

  5. “When fear and worry test your faith and anxious thoughts assail, Remember God is in control and He will never fail. –Sper” Our Daily Bread Devotional Collection
    “”For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Cor 12:10b “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corn 12:9
    “Be still, and know that I am God;” Ps 46:10
    You are in our prayers!
    In His Grip!

  6. Hi Steph. I just got done reading your blog. Wow. I am in shock. I know you are strong. I’ve known this since the day I met you. I’m so proud of your strength, Steph. I know we haven’t seen each other in a very long time and haven’t really gotten the chance to catch up, but please know that I am here for you. I have always loved you, even though our paths went different ways long ago. You have and ALWAYS WILL hold a very special place in my heart. I am praying for you and your family as you face this and if there is EVER anything I can do for you, please let me know.

    Psalm 46:1-2
    “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…”
    Isaiah 41:10
    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

    Love you, Steph.
    Faithfully Praying,

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