Update on Tara

Tara had her appointment yesterday with the Oncologist to learn the extent of her cancer. We sat together listening closely trying to keep emotion from clouding our understanding. Of course we had hoped to find that the cancer was miraculously gone, but that didn’t happen. We were told that the cancer was visible in a number (12 or more) lymph nodes in her chest area and 2 areas on the outer lining of one of her lungs.  There was no recurrence in the abdomen.  In 25 years, our oncologist has not seen a recurrence like this, only in the chest (not implying anything good or bad).

Chemotherapy seems to be the best course of action.  Since it is the same cancer type, they are hopeful that the same chemo regimen will be effective.  The good news is that Tara will not undergo another surgery.  The bad news is that she knows what these chemo drugs do to her, and she dreads it.  Chemo starts Monday.



20 thoughts on “Update on Tara

  1. My sweet little Tara, I am so sorry to hear that your cancer has reappeared. Such bad news, and such a bad time. You are always in my prayers. You beat it last time, keep on fighting. Love to you and all of your family. Mama Rita.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to post an update. All of you will remain in my prayers, especially as you return treatment you have weathered before. Hugs from across town!!

  3. Dear Tara and Jay, my heart is heavy as I continue to lift you and your family up in prayer! May our strong God hold you close during this time! “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge. His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” (Ps. 91)

  4. We are praying daily for Tara, Jay & family. May the peace of God that passes all understanding be with you and comfort you!

  5. Jay and Tara, I just heard this news this afternoon and now I read it. I am so sorry for this news for you and your family. We are again standing and kneeling in the gap for you. “Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).

  6. Tara, Jay & family, we will continue to lift you up in prayer and also will continue for some sort of miracle and relief of the suffering of the chemo.

  7. Bill and I feel so much empathy for your family given Bill’s last 7 months of treatment for his head and neck cancer. We know what a difficult road for all of you. But our God is good and will give you the strength to get through. Our prayers are with you all.

  8. Thank you for the update. You are on several prayer chains and many prayer
    warriors are praying. God is with you and the Lord will sustain you as he has before. Love you all. Ron n Connee

  9. I will keep you in my prayers Tara. I will pray for strength and rest in the Lord throughout your chemo treatment.

  10. I’m so sorry Tara and Jay. We will keep you in our prayers and continue to pray for your peace, joy and strength in the midst of this ongoing battle.

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