Fall 2009: Jake and Nancy learned that Nancy's breast cancer was stage four. Winter 2013: They are still fighting. This is a gathering place to follow their story, offer support, love and prayers... to be by their side.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Here we go...

Dear friends and family,
We've hit another bump in the road and I wanted to give an update with the latest scoop.  I've been having some mild balance issues, so Dr. Rinn ordered an MRI of my head and it turns out I have a small brain tumor.  We met with the neurosurgeon on Friday who is recommending gamma knife, a radiation procedure, tentatively scheduled for April 24th.  My tumor markers are on the rise as well, so once we get the brain issue out of the way, we need to see if things have heated up anywhere else and need to switch treatments.

Jake and I are doing well and, as always, are so thankful to have a great medical team, and even more thankful for our wonderful support network.  I'll send more updates as we get more information.  Love and hugs all around.

- Nancy


Larry Asher said...


I'm going to rely on your amazing and profound ability to beat odds, surprise experts, and keep on ticking to knock down this latest obstacle. If you need a lawn mowed, a car washed, a meal cooked, or absolutely anything, will you please let me know?


Erica said...

We love you both and as always you are in our hearts and prayers. Know that we are here in any and all ways you need us to be.

Erica & Dave

Breast screening said...

I will surely pray for you so that you can get well soon and easily fight this little tiny tumor and you won't feel any pain during that treatement. wish you good luck for future and cheers.

Amy Martin Hodson said...

Nancy & Jake: I have been thinking of you for the last two weeks and checked your blog tonight. Know that you are in our prayers and that I am so humbled by your courage and grace! God bless you both--


Momma T said...

Good Morning Nancy! Know that you are being thought of in a very special way. God Bless you dearest one as you continue your travels. Much love, Tanya