Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Report from visit to Sudbury

When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, Its is well with my soul. (v1 of Hymn “It is well with my soul”)

I thank you all again for praying for us as we went up to Sudbury for our appointment yesterday. He is so faithful in answering….Christ with His peace attended with us and I can truly say….IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL….

It was more information that we did NOT want to hear again…but knowing Gods hand is in it makes it go down sweet, just like a spoonful of sugar with bitter medicine.

There is one more tumor on the liver, which makes it 5 now. Doc gave us 2 options, one is not doing anything which would mean soon the tumor would get so big that it would shut down the liver etc, so that is pretty self explanatory.

Other one is putting me on chemo to try to shrink the tumor. This time its not kill the whole tumor but control it. It’s a different chemo that I had before and the doc is hopeful that it will at least bring it under control and relieve the pain. Sometimes between cycles there can be many days and months of relief.

The tumor is inoperable….it would be too much for my body to handle with recovery etc…doc thinks the time could be better used trying chemo.

All the other areas they tested, bone scan, pelvis, abdomen etc are all clear, that was really good to hear.

Please pray that this chemo would be tolerated and it will shrink the tumor.

Please pray that God would continually give grace and strength to myself and my family that through this we can show the world and all the heavenly beings observing this drama how great and worthy of praise our God is.

I also pray for you that are reading this blog, if you know the Lord, press on, keep trusting even if this doesn’t make much sense now, you WILL be praising Him for it in Glory. Then for my friends and family that don’t know the Lord, please seek Him, you will never regret it….He will show Himself to you, you just come as you are.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us…for we were saved in this Hope… Romans 8:18, 24a.

In His Hands,


  1. Praying for you all!
    Love, John, Beth, and Arianna

  2. So sorry to hear about this setback. You, Nandor, and your family mean so much to us.
    The Barrys

  3. I am sure you get lots of advice wanted or not but if you get a chance look up the book Anti Cancer by David Servan-Schrieber. You can get it on inter-library loan. I have been reading it and there is alot of great things in it. If your interested I can get you a copy. Just say the word!! Praying for you & your family. We serve a great God don't we!!! Love, Mere

  4. I love you, Miriam! Thank you for reminding us of the comforting thought that we will be praising the Lord in glory for the things that baffle us in this life. I'll pray that even with this sad news you will continue walking by faith and not by sight, and that you will continue to be like that tree planted by the rivers of water, always fruitful and vibrant because its roots are drinking in the water of life, meditating on God's word day and night (from Psalm 1). May Jesus fill your cup to overflowing. With love & prayers, Lorna

  5. My heart aches for you and your family, Miriam. Know that our love and prayers are with you.

  6. Sometimes there are just no words to convey our feelings. Wishing I was closer so I could give you a hug... but much contented knowing that you are in the arms of our heavenly Father. So much truth in those words, "Thou has taught me to say". Only He could possibly teach us to say those words through trials. Thank you for steadfast walk and witness Miriam. We continue to pray for you and your family.
    Love, Deb deHaan

  7. Miriam,
    You are always in my thoughts and prayers daily. May the Good Lord in his awesome glory provide comfort and Strength to You, Nandi and the kids.
    Lots of Love
    Sharon Momney (Binder)

  8. wowowo...what an encouraging letter....I love you sis!!!!

    Your Bro


  9. Hi, you don't know me. I know your sister Christina. I have been praying for you for a while now. Today in my reading i came across this verse that i wanted to share with you...i hope it's not out of line.
    1 Peter 5:10
    And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you.
    God bless and i will continue to pray for you. You are an inspiration to many:)

  10. Praying for you Miriam:-) You are in our Heavenly Fathers hands...that can bring such contentment! Our love and continued prayers are sent your way!
    Grant and Carolyn Prince