Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December MRI and doctor visits

Greetings all,

Derek had his MRI yesterday, the first since July.  We will get the official report from our radiation Dr. McDonald this Friday the 9th.  Then, we plan to meet the Mayo surgeons Dr. Link and Dr. Driscoll and oncologist Dr. Hammock on Dec 14 to follow up with them.  We are praying for a clear report so our lives may go on uninterrupted from this check, yet we know God's Grace is available for whatever we may face.  We thank you for praying for us and keeping us in your thoughts this week and next.

Most of Derek's days he feels about 95% at what he was a year ago before brain cancer symptoms.  However, when he has a more physical day like moving furniture, planting trees, or things like that, he feels at about 40% of what he used to be able to do.  This is frustrating to him, and we will ask the doctors if this is to be expected or if we can change something to help it.

Other than that, our lives have returned to a happy normal enjoying our kids, our home, our church, our friends and family, our work, and each other.  With Christmas around the corner, we wish you all the blessings of knowing our Lord and Saviour who was born in the manger, lived sinless on this earth, and sacrificed His life for our redemption from sin.  To be with Him forever is our ultimate goal.

With Love,
Derek & Leann
Lexi, Wesley, & Whitley

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