Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pushing Scans and Results Back a Week

Ever since I returned home from my second stay in the hospital for IL-2 treatments Deb and I have had in our minds that my follow up scans were on Friday October 3rd. When I was getting all of my paperwork together on the evening of October 2nd, I noticed that my scans were actually scheduled for 7am that morning! Deb and I couldn't believe that we missed this. I guess we just got on with our life during this period of time and didn't think too much about these tests.

My MRI and CT scans have been re-scheduled to next week. We will be reviewing the results of the scans on October 14th with Dr. Flaherty. Basically everything has been moved back 1 week.

I am feeling the healthiest I have been since my diagnosis last December. Nearly all of the residual pain in my left lung has vanished. My strength and stamina grows every day. Last weekend our family spent time at a cottage on Lake Michigan. I bounced on a trampoline with the twins, took them on a kayak ride in the great lake, and we all climbed up / ran down a sand dune together. I thank God for giving me the strength to make such joyful memories.

Thanks to all for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. Please pray specifically that the scan results will be unbelievably positive.



Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture!!!!! Glad to hear you'be been feeling so well lately. We'll continue to keep you in our prayers, and look forward to hearing the results!
Shelly Noordermeer

Anonymous said...

I've just forwarded this entry on to my mission group, along with the great picture. We continue doing prayer work for all of you, joining with the families, friends, and your church. Much love to you all.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you are feeling so much better...thanks,Lord, for this and I join Nate and Deb in praying that the results will, in fact, be unbelievably positive...Thanks for the courage and faith you have given them through this journey and the example of that kind of faith they have been to us all

love to you...thanks for the update
Aunt Ruth and Uncle Dave

Tracy said...

Nate and Deb - It was great to see you at church today - to say hello - just for even just a moment. I would love to get together and play some fun games - dominoes (pleasse)! It would be so much fun.

You are in my prayers.

Heavenly Father - We know you are the maker of ALL things. Lord - We are asking that Nate's scans be unbelievably clean - that You remove the cancer. Bind it up, Lord - Cast it out - in the NAME OF JESUS! Amen.

Jim and Marge said...

Nate and Deb,

It was great to see you last week and to visit, even if it was for a short time. The picture is great. We are so thankful that Nate is feeling much better at this time, and of course we pray for you every day. We love you.

Love, Jim and Marge

Anonymous said...

I am not praying for unbelievably results, rather BELIEVABLE positive results – because I DO BELIEVE!!! It is GREAT to hear you are doing so much better! That is an awesome photo by the way! Keep up the great work and keep us informed of the BELIEVABLE positive results! Tell all the family I said hi – (if ya think of it!)

Charles aka Chuck from Sarasota

Joy said...

Nate, it was so good to see you doin so well in Michigan last week. We will continue to pray for you and especially for those amazing test results. As always Marge keeps us updated
Joy Stengel

Anonymous said...

Cute picture! I'm so glad you were able to make some great memories for all of you that weekend. We love that we got to see you over lunch too! We will continue to pray for great results on your scan.
With all our love and prayers,
Nancy and Ben

The Hoekzema's said...

Hello! What a great family picture! We love Lake Michigan as well, we spend every weekend in the summmer there with family. It' s my favorite place in the whole world. Glad to hear that Nate is feeling better! We're praying for good results! If you'd like to see our blog, it's
Kim (Evenhouse) Hoekzema