Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Results

The doctors came by for morning rounds and told me they didn't have results yet, and that the pathologist had said it will be tomorrow morning. In the meantime, they've decided to schedule me for a CT scan to see if they can find a reason for the fever I've been running off and on for the past two days.

A few minutes ago Dr. Medlin walked in, looked at me and said, "Your results are in. There's no sign of leukemia. You're completely clear." It was one of those moments where your life changes in a sentence. I just started crying and asked him, "So you mean I'm in remission?" "Yes, you're in remission!" I cannot, cannot express to you the joy we are feeling. I don't think we've stopped crying yet. God is so good to me! Truly He knows the plans He has for me, for us. Thank you, THANK YOU, for your prayers. God is the ultimate healer, and I give Him all the glory.

For now I will remain in the hospital because I am still neutropenic. The doctor said to expect to be here for at least two more weeks. In the meantime they will do everything in their power to keep me healthy. The doctor expressed to me that having a clear biopsy is kind of just the first step in a process. I'm not completely "out of the woods" so to speak, because an illness at this point could be deadly. The CT scan is going to specifically check for fungal growth in my body, and they will probably add an anti-fungal medication to the antibiotics I'm already receiving. AML also has a very high recurrence rate, so it will years of monitoring, as well as follow-up treatments. If I am able to stay cancer free for five years they will consider me as close to cured as possible.

"Then Job answered the Lord and said: I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted." Job 42:1-2

Shout it from the housetops -- to God all praise and glory!

64 comments:

Megs81 said...

Wonderful news! God is good...

Holly said...

Wow! I expected such great news, but reading it has made me acknowledge in an even deeper way the magnitude of God's glory and mercy.

What an immense blessing! I will continue to pray for your health and that you would make it home safely and full of health.

Praise God!!!

AMy in AZ said...

Yay, Amy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Praise God! Now, our prayers can focus on keeping you healthy and patient as you wait to go home to your precious family!

Thank you for posting, i was wondering about things...

Love,
AMy in AZ

Anonymous said...

Amy, I've prayed for you and thought about you constantly over the past 34 days. What a amazing blessing. God is good, and although his mercies are sometimes severe, he knows what our limits are, and never fails in his love. You have been an unbelievable testimony through this and I know you will continue to be.

I told my two bosses just now, because they've been hearing about you and praying for you over the last month. One boss (the guy) said "praise the Lord!" and the other one (a woman) started crying. We are all so happy. We know this doesn't mean the war is over, but at least you've won the big battle!

Much love,
Rebekah M

Anonymous said...

He loves to give good gifts to His children!!

I love you so much.

~Catherine

Meam said...

Amy, what a trooper you are. Give God the glory, BUT YOU MY DEAR HAVE DONE YOUR WORK ! ! ! God is Good. Love, Meam & Papa

Abby Ymker said...

Amy!
I am so happy!
What wonderful news!!
I will keep praying for you.
Love, Abby

Ps. 107:1
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

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J R Phillips said...

I've been checking your blog 2x a day all week hoping and praying to see news this good. Praise God!!

Rachel Davis said...

Glory! Oh praise God. And while I'm not shouting it from the housetops, I have a cell phone attached to my head.

Donna McDonald said...

Praise the Lord!!!!!!! He truly does all things well...

Anonymous said...

Amy, Wow! That is so awesome. God is amazing. You have been such a great testimony to me and so many others that do not even know you. Thank you for sharing your struggles and joy through all of this. I will continue to pray for you.

Wendy

Amber D.M. said...

Yay! That is wonderful news. Still keeping you in prayer! I hope the fever isn't anything serious.

Lots of love to you and the rest of your family!
~ Amber

Kevin P. Larson said...

yahoooooooooooooooooooooooo!

mighty minne said...

AMY THAT IS SO AWESOME!!! you have really been on my mind today and I have been praying for you all day off and on. I just decided to look and see if you posted anything and you did ... I am so happy for you words can't describe... I will continue to pray for you....

Barb said...

Praise God! You sweet, sweet girl. I am absolutely thrilled for you and your husband and your baby and your whole family. Even if everyone has to mask up, you need to throw the party of the century when you get home! I'm so so happy for you. xoxoxo

Texas Gal said...

To God be the Glory Great things He has done and will do!!!
God bless you Amy and your family!

Paulette said...

PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD!!!!! I knew my Lord would take care of it. Wish I could hug you!!!! Consider yourself hugged.
WoooooooHooooooooooooo.
PTL,

beach bum said...

that's great news! i'm happy for you and your family! i'll continue checking in to see how you're doing

Brenda said...

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

I will continue to pray for your health and for your family as they await your return home.

Lauren said...

Praise God! I am so happy for you, Amy. Your courage has been such a blessing to me. I will continue to pray that you stay in remission and that your body recovers completely.

God Bless

Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!

Emily B.

colleen Ymker said...

Amy!
Praise to the Lord the almighty the king of creation! Oh my soul praise him for he is my shield and salvation!
LET THE AMEN sound from his people again, gladly for we adore him!
I'm so thankful and so happy for all of you and so glad to see our heavenly father be praised!
I will continue to lift you up in prayer for your continued recovery!
Love, Colleen Ymker

shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

Praising God!

Anonymous said...

Amy,

God's good works through your cancer have been a testimony of His greatness to many people out here that don't know Jesus as their personal Savior. I feel honored to watch the journey Christ has taken you on, and feel so grateful that He has been able to change my life through trials in yours. My continued prayers are with you and your family. Praise be to our healing Savior!

May God continue to bless your life,
Leigh Taylor
Sherman Oaks, CA

Dawn said...

Praise the Lord!!! He is so good!

Anonymous said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!

How rich He is in mercy!

Chris from Canada

Mississippi Girl said...

Praises to God! Am so happy for you! Will keep praying!
Jennifer R.

Eric M Schumacher said...

O, Give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good and His mercies endure forever!

Southern Girl said...

Amy, I found your blog through someone else's who posted a link to it, asking that we pray for you -- I don't even remember who that was -- but I've been keeping up with you, marveling at your strength and faith, and praying for you ever since. Those prayers were especially fervent the last few days, and I am so thrilled and thankful to God to read the good news of your remission. God IS good, all the time.

You and your family will continue to be in my prayers, and I hope soon you'll be home being a full-time mommy to your precious Gary.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! Amy, not only did you cry when you got your good news, I cried when I read it. God is so good to us. When you're young like you are, people sometimes take their health for granted. But you have been faithful in trusting God through all this. Thank you for posting your results so quickly. We are still praying for you. God bless you.

Love,
Jackie Dennison

Emma said...

Praise be to the Lord! All thanks for answered prayers. I will not stop praying for your continued recovery and a speedy return to the arms of your family.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so happy for you!
Heather Thomas

Anonymous said...

Dearest Amy

We rejoice with you for such good news.

May the Lord continue to strenghten you in the days ahead.

Love
Don & Lilan

Caroline said...

Amy~
I am rejoicign with you. Praise God from whom ALL blessing flows! I will continue to pray for you and the road you have ahead.
Much love~Caroline

Carrie said...

God is good all the time, but it's so easy to see at a time like this. Thank you, Lord!

Anonymous said...

What an incredible answer to prayer! We definitely serve an incredible God! Please be assured of our continued prayers for your full recovery!
In Christ's Love,
Ernie and Myra Yarbrough

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! We're shouting it from over here!

Love,
Rachel E

Anonymous said...

Dear Amy,
You have been in my prayers for the last several days. I am so glad for the good results. God be praised! I will continue to pray for you.

Love,
Gina Dunn

Sarah H. said...

Dear Amy,
I know I have never posted here before but I've been reading your posts - and praying!!

This last post brought tears to my eyes!
God has used you tremendously!!!!

He is AWESOME!
You're an incredible testimony.
I praise Him for YOU!

Your story reached several ends of the world: Canada, Australia, all over the US and me in Brazil!

I will keep you in my mind and will keep praying!!!!

Much love,
Sarah in Brazil.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Amy:

We are filled with great joy to hear that God has blessed you with His love and mercy by taking away your disease, anxiety and stress. We thank Him for this and all the medical doctors and staff who worked to care for you. We ask Him to keep you well, so you may leave the hospital soon, and be with your family! We ask this in Jesus' name. Lord hear our prayers. Tony and Janette Vrana in Hayden, MO

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD!!! I will continue to pray for your health and for your system to regain strength after all that you have been through.

God bless you and your family,
Dema

Grafted Branch said...

AWESOME! SOooooo glad to read about this, Amy.

This is a great time to look into the alternative theories on nutrition -- certainly nothing to lose!

I kinda DO feel like shouting it from the rooftops! Strange, I've never met you. Must be His Spirit inside me rejoicing.

God bless you and yours!

Amanda said...

I can't tell you how happy I am. Your story is showing others that God is not only answering YOUR prayers, but our prayers too! We have prayed for healing, the Lord is healing you! Praise God! God heals and He will continue to heal your body!

Rachel Bennett said...

Praise God!!!!!!!! I am so extremely excitied for you and your family! To God be ALL the Glory!!!!!!!!!!!
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:21
I pray that you will see your little boy run soon! : )
With much love in Christ!
Rachel Bennett

Debra said...

Praise God!

JenMom said...

Hallelujah! I am rejoicing with you in Georgia. To God be the Glory!

V. said...

"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling . . ." ( Psalm 91:1,10 )

Lord, we continue to pray this psalm over Amy and her family. Keep them safe in your shadow, protect their home. Hallelujah!

Chuck and Ruthie said...

Amy,
We are so glad for the good news. It brought tears to our eyes. We hope so much that you are soon back home and building your strength while enjoying your family. We know it has been a very hard ordeal for you. You are such a strong young woman!
Chuck and Ruthie Kutscher

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through another blog I read. I am so happy to hear the wonderful news! I will pray for you - and pray that you can get home quickly to that baby!

God Bless you and thank you for sharing your story!
Nancy

Robin said...

Sorry, I've been lurking, but I've also been praying. All glory and honor and praise! Now, we'll pray for 5 healthy years--and many more!

Libertango said...

And I'll say AMEN and AMEN to the healing! Let this be the end of any signs of the disease!

What an AWESOME God we serve! He is so incredibly faithful. I'm so happy to see His blessings in and over your life!

YEAH that's SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOF TYPE NEWS! Praise the Lord!!!

Melissa said...

Halle-lu, Halle-lu, Halle-lu, Hallelujah. PRAISE YE THE LORD!

That children's song immediately came to mind when I read your post.

A-MAZ-ING!

Blessings,

iamchanelle said...

oh HORRAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!

i so wish i could run right over there to you to give you a BIG BIG hug. we are so very happy for you!!!

we will continue to pray for your continued remission! we love you guys!

clint and chanelle

Lawauna said...

PTL!!!!! This is such GREAT NEWS!!!!

Linda Gifford said...

Praise the Lord! That is the best news I have heard in some time. Thank you for sharing a blessing that has strengthened my faith!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I don't even really know what to say! I wish I could be there and cry with you! How amazing are God's ways! God hears ours prayers and is faithful! We are continuing to pray for you. Love, The Hansen's in AZ

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful report!! By His Grace you will remain free. He will not forsake you in any way. As you recover don't let the devil put any fear on you. He doesn't like to be defeated in front of so many people. It is written in Psa.150 that he is defeated, tho. Greater is He that is within you than he that is in the world. How sweet and peaceful will be your walk with Jesus these next few years. We cover you and your family with the blood of Jesus and bless you in all your ways!!! Love and prayers, Marilyn Breshears

Laura said...

What wonderful news! Praise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

Praise God; this IS good news. What a faith builder!

We are so happy for you guys...

George & Steph Yogurtian
AZ

Anonymous said...

Praise God! I was so happy to hear your news. I'll keep praying for you and your family...
Paula M.

Tammy Rigsby said...

Amy, such wonderful news. We have such an awesome God. We will continue praying though.

Gwen said...

AMY!!!!! Praise the Lord! I just got back in town and your blog is the first one I have checked! I was so anxious to hear the news. You have been on my heart and in my prayers!

I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

Kelli said...

Amen and amen. God is on the move.