Well, still no significant news to post, unfortunately. I am confident that a lot of doctors are paying attention to my case at the hospital and working to identify what it is. As I said before, several types of cancer have been ruled out, and my oncologist (who I have grown to trust more and more) still thinks it’s most likely a GIST. However, he said it’s atypical whatever it is, and also that determining which medicine it might best respond to is really important before starting treatment, assuming it is a GIST. So there is more pathology lab work to be done.

I know many of you have felt deep frustration and worry over how long this is taking. My symptoms have gotten worse, which is troubling. I don’t feel impatient or anxious myself, except that I am eager to start treatment. I also feel that this is the path the Lord has laid out; none of it has been out of his control. My prayer is that God would use this period of waiting for our spiritual betterment. I pray we all can open ourselves to him, asking him to work in us during this unique time. I feel we are close to this mile marker…just a bit further to go.

Much love to all and thanks to everyone who has given in one way or another – it’s truly a blessing.

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  11. Mary Kuligowski

    God’s Blessings to you, Chris and Sarah, and all your family. It is a difficult time for the two of you and all the family. When you get down please try to remember all of the additional prayers that your friends, family and friends of family are adding to your prayers.
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  12. Katie Middlebrook

    Chris and Sarah we are praying often for you guys. Thank you for the updates and your vulnerable testimonies. May this season of waiting be fruitful but also be near it’s end.

  13. Patricia Gehringer

    Chris, you are in our prayers. I hope you get some answers soon. Your patience and peace are truly a gift. I also hope that your pain can be relieved .
    I lift my eyes to the hills, from where does my help come ?
    My help come from the LORD who made heaven and earth.
    Psalm 121:1-2

  14. gerald mcdermott

    Chris and Sarah, we are far away but feel close in our hearts. Our prayer is for supernatural healing for you, and strong faith for Sarah and you to get through these stressful days.
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  15. John Wilson

    Thanks much for this update, Chris. It’s humbling to hear again that God has given you peace of mind during this time of great uncertainty, even as your symptoms have been getting worse. Helps us put our own concerns in perspective. Much love to you & Sarah and the kids.
    John & Wendy

  16. Betsy Rogers

    I am praying for you all as you wait I can only imagine how frustrating this is on all of you.
    Praying the doctors will come to a conclusion today.
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  17. Betsy Kopecky

    Though I do not know you and Sarah very well, I am moved in my soul each time I read your and Sarah’s posts…..moved to stay close in prayer…moved by your honest declarations of this valley….moved by your hope in our Faithful Creator. I know you have many who are praying.
    May the Good Shepherd hold all 6 of you very close ❤


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