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November 10, 2007

Hubby Update

I've been so amazed and humbled at the outpouring of concern, prayers, and support from people online and in real life. I've been hesitant to share details until we have a diagnosis--which we still do not have. Of the four most likely scenarios initially presented by the doctor, the three mildest have been ruled out. The fourth and most serious, while not completely ruled out, was not confirmed by a clinical exam and next Friday Hubby will do some more medical testing that may take it off the table. That is our hope, though. . . it could still be a possibility. At that point, it is possible Hubby and his doc will be back to square one, as to evaluating the most likely causes for the symptoms he's been having.

Overall, though, we are at a place emotionally and spiritually where we were not two weeks ago--just being in the moment, taking each day, being hopeful, not speculating. . . Physically, Hubby's symptoms are still presenting, his energy is low. . . His thesis advisor has okayed a break from his research, and when we get a diagnosis, we'll evaluate the next step. He's still homeschooling the boys, though we're relying upon workbooks more than before.

The past few weeks I've been doing okay--and then this week, I've just been worn out and fell apart a few times emotionally. (Hence, the long delay in updating y'all. I just. . . couldn't.) I went to sleep at 7:30 pm the other night and slept 11 hours solid. Fighting off a cold. It was like as soon as we could take a breath and relax a little about Hubby, it all hit me.

Again, thank you for your encouragement and prayers. They mean a lot to us. We seek secure in the Father's hand. And we'll be sharing more as we know more.


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Oh, I'm so glad for the update! I didn't want to ask, but hadn't forgotten.

Prayers continue.

Kim, for the whole family

Posted by: kim from hiraeth at November 10, 2007 01:37 PM

Thanks for the update. I will pray for you and Hubby.

Posted by: Sheila at Dodging Raindrops at November 10, 2007 06:17 PM

((((HUGS)))) Thanks for the update. I was wondering how the appt was.

Posted by: Cassie at November 10, 2007 08:59 PM

Whatever the diagnosis, for as long as you have need of me, my prayers will be with you both. *hug*

Posted by: Anne at November 11, 2007 12:00 AM

You both are in my prayers, especially for rest and peace...(((hug)))

Posted by: Joy at November 11, 2007 08:18 AM

{{{{tulipgirl & family}}}}}

Posted by: amy at November 11, 2007 08:28 AM

Oh, Sasha, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and so is your wonderful husband. I hope you find answers soon. ((((((((HUGS))))) and warmest prayers from my heart. Love, Ellen

Posted by: Ellen S. from Maine at November 11, 2007 09:20 AM

Alex - I don't know if I have just missed other posts about this or what but this is the first I have heard about it and wanted to thank you for sharing it and to let you know I will definitely be praying for you and John. Please give him my warmest greetings.

Posted by: David Wayne at November 11, 2007 10:33 PM

I obviously haven't checked your blog in a while! Sorry to hear about John and I'll be praying for you all, too - for diagnosis and for treatment.

Love from a snowy Kiev (yes, already snowy!)

Posted by: Dawn at November 12, 2007 06:57 AM

Sasha, thanks for the update. I so hope the waiting is short and you have the information you need ASAP. Thinking of you here (((Hugs)))

Posted by: Sarah T at November 12, 2007 06:48 PM

We're praying for you, too. Jay said tonight "I don't have to worry, 'cuz God is taking care of me" (which he got from VeggieTales). It's not always clear what it means that He's taking care of us, but we know that He's trustworthy, faithful, and loving. Sometimes it's hard to accept that that is enough. But it is.

Praying that you all can rest in His goodness,

Posted by: Lenise at November 12, 2007 09:22 PM

I've been thinking about and praying for you guys. While doing devotions the other night, I read this verse and thought of you. (((hugs)))

"Do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

Thank you Lord.

Posted by: Amy Asher at November 14, 2007 11:31 AM

TG, hang in there, God is with you in all of this. Praying with you and John.

Posted by: bp at November 14, 2007 12:46 PM

Oh wow--just popping on here to see this. I'm praying for you guys, my friend. Are you managing to keep up with your classes during this? How are the kids--are they feeling stressed? Well, I'm praying and will check back for updates.

Posted by: chewymom at November 14, 2007 08:41 PM

Hey, I found out about this from my mom, just wanted to let you know I'm also praying. (Used to be I couldn't view your blog from work, now I can't view it from home but find that I can get to it from the office.)

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