Tuesday, April 27, 2010


James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

So I persevere. I saw Dr. Evans today and I have little new information except that he does not think the cancer is from my pancreas. He ordered a bunch of tests for the rest of the week. Colonoscopy & endoscopy tomorrow and a CT scan and a PET scan on Thursday.

I'm at a low point. I am depressed and so scared. Please pray that I will be carried through this. Oh Lord, I beg for your healing touch.

The pathologist at Froedtert said the next likely place to look for the cancer is in my colon, which they will do tomorrow.

That's all I know. Please pray!!!


  1. I've never met you, but have heard about you through Open Door Bible Church and some of the members there. Your story hits me really hard because it's like looking in a mirror almost. We're both young women and just had baby girls not too long ago. (I'm 26 and my daughter is just a little over 10 weeks old). I can't even fathom what you're going through, but am praying with all my heart for you. Praying for strength to get through to the next day and all of its challenges, praying for healing if that is God's will, praying for peace as you start getting answers.
    -Michelle Nikolai

  2. Michelle - healing, strength and peace. Those are what my husband and I pray for every day. Thank you for joining with us in that prayer. I hope I get to meet you at Open Door someday! I go once in a while with my mom and brother.

  3. Rachel, I know that there are no words right now and that everything about this is terrifying, but know that you are constantly in my prayers and my family and friends have been praying for you as well.

  4. Thanks again for posting...I am praying and am here for you. I love you!

  5. You will make it through this, I can tell by your postings what a strong woman you are. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.