Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Change of Plans

A quick update for everyone....

I had noticed that the node in my neck was swollen after my first treatment of Brentuximab. I was alarmed, but told that maybe it was just inflammation from the medicine working. When it did not go down after the second treatment, we called my doctor in Nashville and he wanted to see us right away.

They did a PET scan on Monday and found that the tumors have actually grown by 30%. Bretuximab is obviously not working and we need to change our course of action.

Needless to say, this is not the news we were hoping for. In two weeks I will start ICE chemo. Hopefully we can get a response from this drug.

Pray for us as we trek onward. I just keep wondering when this thing is going to turn around! I hate so much that we have to keep delivering bad news.

It has never been more clear to me now that the only way I will have freedom from this disease in this life is if God chooses to miraculously heal me. Please pray for a miracle. I believe He is more than capable of it!

Thanks for your prayers.


  1. Leslie,
    I am standing with you and praying daily for your healing. I love you girl.
    Aunt gerri

  2. We call your name aloud before the Father every single day. We will not waiver in standing with you. We are asking and believing Jehovah Raphe will heal you completely.

    Our love to you & David~
    Sharon, Tom, Hugh & Mary Grace Friar

  3. Hi Leslie, I just found your blog through a link someone posted on facebook. I just read all the way back to where you were first diagnosed. I can tell you are very strong. You are in my prayers!

  4. Hi! I,too, stumbled across your blog through a link on FB. I also went back and read all your posts since your diagnosis. I have been blessed and amazed by your faith through all your sickness. I just wanted to encourage you. I will be praying for you and will be checking in on your blog to see how things are going.

  5. Leslie,

    Matt just showed me how to get to your blog! Wow, I am so encouraging by your faith in your Healer. It was so sweet seeing your face in those pictures-we miss you! Our prayers are flowing from California friend. Love you so much!!!


  6. Leslie,

    I don't know you and you don't know me. But tonight while I was at a conference in Memphis, a Pastor from Corinth, MS stopped by our booth and during our conversation you came up. He talked about meeting you and how he had grieved for you...and asked us to pray for you. So I dug a little deeper and came across your blog in the process. Stay encouraged bad hopeful in God. The thing about Abraham's faith that I think is so amazing is that he trusted God no matter how ridiculous the situation looked. God is still God and His power still works! I speak healing into your body. I speak peace in your mind. Whenever u get discouraged, go back and read one of ur post. I believe God will speak to us even in our pain. U are beautiful, u are His, and I believe u ARE healed. Your sister in Christ,