Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 2010 Update!

Hi Friends,

I am very thankful for each and every one of you, your prayers, love and support over this past year! You truly have lifted my spirit and put smiles on my face over and over again. :)

Yesterday morning I met with my oncologist, Dr. Gottlieb. He was giving me the results from a CAT scan that I had done on Thursday. What he had to say was fantastic and a gift from God!!!! He looked over all the results and said that there was no enlarged lymph nodes showing and that he was very pleased with everything!!! He did mention that there was a cyst showing on my one ovary and that they will do an ultrasound in the near future. Dr. Gottlieb also let me know that he will be retiring this month and the next appointment I have will be with a new oncologist, Dr. Kerr.

My next Rituxan maintenance chemo is starting in March. I will have one intravenous treatment each week for 4 weeks. I normally feel great through each of those treatments and I am so thankful to God!

I am praising God for His miraculous touch on my life!!! I hope to continually honor Him and to give Him all the Glory!!

I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas from our family!!


~Isaiah 43:1-3~
He who created you, He who formed you, fear not for I have redeemed you. I have summoned you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. When you pass through the mighty rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flames burn you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Monday, August 16, 2010

from Amy

Praise be to God!!!!! Ben and I went to meet with the Dr. this morning and he told us that there were no signs of Lymphoma from the scan!!!!!!
There was something showing on the middle of my right lobe (lung) that he thinks is probably from the illness I have been fighting for the past few days. He is cancelling my Rituxan treatment for tomorrow morning and is starting me on antibiotics today.
On August 28th I will have a chest X-ray done and will meet with the Dr. again on Monday, August 30th, to see if the X-ray looks clear and I feel better. If all looks great I will be having my first Rituxan treatment on Tuesday, August 31st.
We are praising our Heavenly Father for His healing touch on my body and for all the provision for us this past year!!!!!!

Thanks to all of you for your prayers, support and encouragement!!!


Amy's facebook status today:

"I am praising God from whom all blessings flow!!!!! Ben and I met with the Dr. this morning and he told us that the results from the CAT scan showed no signs of lymphoma!!!!!! We are so thankful to all of you for your prayers and encouragement this last year!! ♥"

Amy--we rejoice with you!!!!!!!!! I think I speak for hundreds of people--here in Lancaster, PA and around the country (and apparently, the world)...who have been following your blog, when I say that we are celebrating and thanking God for the amazing news today. Those who have followed your blog from afar and those of us who have watched you up close have witnessed a woman seeking to trust her Creator, her Keeper and Sustainer, despite the fact that the battle involved Stage 4 Lymphoma. Amy, you have been a radiant example to me. You have had a peace about you that can only come from knowing God. Over and over again you said and showed that your biggest desire through this intense hurdle was to point others to Jesus. Thank you for living out your faith. I am so blessed to know you as a friend and sister in Christ.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

August Update

Happy Summer to everyone! Just wanted to give you a quick overview of what will be happening in the next few weeks.

This Thursday, August 12th, I will be getting a CAT scan at 11:20 am.
On Monday, August 16th, I will be meeting with my oncologist, Dr. Gottleib at 8:15am and he may be giving me the results from my CAT scan. And then on Tuesday the 17th I will be receiving my Rituxan maintenance treatment at the Infusion Therapy Center at 8am. The IV will take anywhere from 3 1/2 hours to 4 1/2 hours.

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer! Thanks for all your continued prayers!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I want to finally update all of you dear family and friends on the most up to date news with what has been going on in my life.

I am so excited to report that my last chemotherapy session was February 9th as most of you already knew.

I met with Dr. Gottlieb on Tuesday, March 2nd and he told me that he was very happy with how well my body and the cancer in my body responded to all the chemo. He didn't use the word remission, but from what he told me he made it sound like that is what he believed. I will have a CT scan sometime in July and then in August I will begin my first of four Rituxan maintenance treatments at the infusion therapy center through an IV. They will be every six months for two years.

In the beginning of March we went with friends to Cancun, Mexico and traveled at no cost to us. They had a timeshare for us to stay at and enough frequent flyer miles for us all to fly. They wanted to bless us with the trip to celebrate the end of my chemo. We had an awesome time of relaxation in the sun!!

I praise God for all He has done in my life and the healing that occurred in my body!!!! I want to thank all of you for your prayers, cards, words of encouragement, delicious meals and many gifts!!!!! I am truly blessed to have you all in my life!!

I will remember these last 7 1/2 months that God has brought me through for the rest of my life!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Amy's Home

Amy's home from chemo. She looked great when I saw her around 4:30, but she said she wasn't feeling totally herself. Please pray that she gets the rest that she needs and feels stronger tomorrow!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Sorry for the last minute request-but Amy is getting another round of chemo this coming Tuesday, the 9th. Soup/Salad/Fruit meals would be great again this time!

Tues, 9: L. Hammack
Thurs, 11: B. Martin
Sat, 13: M. Heller
Mon, 15: L. Greer
Wed, 17: L. Herr
Fri, 19: D. Glass
Sun, 21: A. Weaver
Tues, 23: D. Strohecker

Please comment below if you are able to provide a meal for the Beachy family!