Sunday, October 24, 2010

Another update

This is not the news I would like to be telling, but the cancer has returned. I have been getting tests done every three months and during the last 3, my IgA has gone from 7 to over 700 and the percent of plasma cells in my spinal fluid has gone from 2% to 20%. It appears to be growing pretty rapidly.
We all wanted more time, and believed that by doing two transplants we would at least buy 5 years, so obviously we are disappointed, but we also knew it was inevitable that it would rear it's ugly head again.
During the last 6 months, I have really felt great and I have been able to see Tessa and Landon come to earth. I have been able to spend some great quality time with Kim, my incredible children, and grandchildren. I don't believe in coincidence and know this was an answer to my prayers before starting in November 2008. Landon is only 7 weeks old, so it came back exactly after my request was granted. Of course now my request is to at least see Landon married. We always want more than is perhaps planned for us, don't we?
My precious daughter Shellie is in the process of preparing to go to the Temple. My greatest desire at this time is to stand in the Celestial Room with my eternal family Kim and our children Brett and Jessica, Emily, Brooke and Ryan, and Shellie. I would love to add Jacob to this list, but I know that day will come, and I will be there.
I would love to be a physical part of my family's lives as long as possible and because of such I will be starting chemo again to continue trying and fighting.

My family is the most important thing in the world to me and I am so grateful for my knowledge of our Heavenly Father's plan. I am also so grateful for the love, prayers, and faith of my family, friends, wardmembers, and people I don't even know.

D&C 29:6 "Whatsoever ye shall ask in faith, being united in prayer according to my command, ye shall receive."
As always, your continued love, support, faith, and prayers are welcomed and greatly appreciated!

4 comments:

Frieda said...

Becki, I'm so sorry that the cancer has returned. You have kept the faith and have fought well. I know your prayers will be answered.

Stapletons said...

Mama Stevens, I'm so so sorry. You are one valiant woman. I love your Em. May you be in her life as long as the Lord can spare you.

Vicki said...

Becki, I think about you frequently and wonder how you and your family are doing. This certainly is not what I wanted to hear either. Cancer us a beast! What a comfort to know families are forever. You will continue to be in my prayers, and I will send some healing thoughts your way. Hugs, dear "old" friend.

Dawn said...

Becki, my heart is broken for you and your sweet family. I really hate this cancer stuff. You have fought so hard and I know you will continue to do so. Fight for as much time as you can get.
You are once again added to my prayers and once I share this news with my family, I am sure you will be in theirs as well.
We know prayers are answered - whatever the answer may be...