Monday, April 29, 2013

A little health update

A bunch of you have been asking about my health so I thought I'd give you a little update...
although there isn't a whole lot to update you on (but I guess that's a good thing!). 
Praise God I haven't had any episodes in almost 6 months! 
This is by far the longest I have gone episode free.

The doctors wanted me to redo a bunch of big scans/tests including the radioactive Octreotide Scan a month after Hudson was born but since I have been feeling great and the tests are so inconvenient (I can't  be around the kids for a few days, can't feed the baby for 2 weeks!, etc.) we decided to redo some blood work and other non invasive tests first. 

The tumor marker that came back really high a few months ago had gone down a bit (probably because I'm no longer pregnant) but is still much higher than normal. 

I'm still waiting on another test result before I meet face to face with the doctors to see what our next step is but for now it sounds like they still want me to redo the scans. We will see though.

Whatever happens the Lord has been meeting me and ministering to me in such a sweet way during this season. During one of the sessions of the woman's retreat with our church our speaker Margaret Ashmore taught on the sovereignty of God. It was so. so. good and such a great reminder that God uses everything that happens for our good and His ultimate glory. Whatever happens I've already seen God use this mystery disease for my good and I'm trusting that He is and will be glorified through it. 
I'll keep you guys posted as I know more. 


Laura said...

Thanks for the update, Kristin. I have wondered how you were doing. So thankful that you are feeling His peace in the midst of this. And Hudson is absolutely lovely!! Blessings to you today!

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