Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Prayers for Friday Nov 1st

Prayer Warriors
As many of you know, I was diagnosed with breast cancer last week. Adam & I met with the breast specialist on Monday to discuss our treatment plan.  Because of the size and rate it is growing as well as the fact that I was breastfeeding so they were unable to get good pictures of the tumor and because we are waiting for some other tests to come back, I will be having a port placed near my clavicle on Friday morning in order to start chemotherapy within the next week or so.  Treatments will be once every 2 weeks for 8 weeks and then once a week for 12 weeks.  That’s 20 weeks of chemo.  I will also have an EEG done as well as a PET scan on Friday while we are down in Green Bay. This will take from 6am until about 2pm. We are asking for prayers that the PET scan comes back clear. That would mean that the cancer has not figured out how to leave the breast tissue through the lymph nodes and is contained; which would be great news!  Also please pray that the genetics test comes back negative as well.  Since I had to abruptly stop breastfeeding, I have been in pain for days. Praying for the milk to dry up quickly would be good and would help me be more comfortable. Please lift all our children up in prayer, but especially Sadie & Morgan. Sadie is having trouble calming down since she is unable to nurse. It is making for some very long and tiring nights for me. She also knows that something is going on & just about every time I leave the room, she starts to cry.  It’s hard to watch that but she’ll get better.   And Morgan is our super sensitive girl that needs extra reassurance that all will be well.  We believe that God will walk us and carry us through these times but sometimes it will feel like it is taking forever. Prayer & encouragement is essential. So we thank you for being willing to help us out with this. Please pray that I am able to tolerate chemo well. My treatments will be here in Escanaba with my oncologist from Green Bay.  We feel God’s clarity in the decisions we've made and we have an excellent team of physicians taking care of us.  Thank you for continued prayers.
Jeannette & Adam Pierce

Praise Him for Loving us so much that he's blessed us with great friends & the ability to be cared for & 'feel' his hand in this whole thing. We don't have that feeling of anxious but rather determination. It's great
1. Clear PET scan
2. negative on the genetic testing
3. Port placement, EEG, & PET scan to go smoothly on Friday
4. Abrupt stop of nursing & the effects on my body as well as how it all affects Sadie
5. Prayer for kids to cope & for their faith to develop even more.
6. Tolerate chemo good.
7. That we will be a great witness with the right words to share with others.

10 comments:

  1. Helen (Hill) CollierOctober 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    You and your family are in my prayers.

    A couple of suggestions that may help with the drying up of hour milk is wearing cabbage leaves in your bra. This is suppose to help dry things up and eliviate pain. Also you could check and see if you are able to take sudafed (the kind you have to get from behind the pharmacy). That is suppose to dry things up as well.

    Just thought I would pass those on as possibilities to help in some small way.

    Hugs, prayers and healing thoughts coming your way.

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  2. Wow I didn't know about your diagnosis! You have a great attitude and that is half the battle. Plus your strong faith, YOU GOT THIS Jeanette, now KICK IT'S BUTT! Sending up more prayers and big hugs to you.

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  3. I know we all keep telling you that your family is in our prayers, and it is oh so true. I'm sure in your quiet time things might be different, but the courage and faith in our Lord that you and your family have is a HUGE testimony to others. You and your family have come up in conversation a lot these last few days because Anna and Jack want to do what they can to help. Those two little people have you on their mind, in their hearts and are covering you in prayer also. You and Adam have touched MANY lives through your work in Kid Zone and I know a lot of those kids are able to live what you have been teaching them through this trial; to pray, to love our God, and to know that God has you in the palm of his hand. I will especially focus some extra prayer for Morgan, our Anna is also a VERY sensitive soul who worries a lot. Our family loves you guys, we are rallying for you and we are holding you up in prayer.

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  4. Aw, Hugs to Sadie! What a drastic and abrupt change for both of you. I am sad for you both that the loss of nursing and that time together has to be a part of this. :( I hope the pain subsides quickly and peace for Sadie, so momma can get some rest and have the energy to keep up that determination!
    Though I am sure it is A LOT to take in right now, I am glad they are getting everything set in motion quickly. Sending many many positive vibes for the PET scan, clear clear clear! :comfort

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  5. Prayers my friend, you will beat this ugly monster.

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  6. Your Faith will be your companion through all of this. As I pray for you and your family each and every day, I will pray for strength for you, comfort for Sadie and Morgan, and for all of us to walk this journey with you. If you need to talk my phone and ears are always open. Charlotte 906-280-0103. Let me know if I can do anything for you. I am here for you always.

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  7. Hey What's coming to me while I was reading it and taking it in was Psalm 29:11 "The Lord will give strength to His people;The Lord will bless His people with peace.'' and also Psalm 138:3 "As soon as I pray you answer me;you encourage me by giving me strength" (NLT) I hope these help? We love you and will be prayer for you!!

    Love: Joel and Krista

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