Friday, October 28, 2011

Steriotactic breast biopsy, MRI, and Chest x rays and chemo round 1

Our request this morning is that you pray that the biopsy they perform on Aly's right breast comes back negative. They saw a few calcium deposits on the mammogram and want to verify what they are.

Also please pray that the chemo goes well. We were unable to get the permanent port installed before this first injection so it will be through an I V. At this point Aly has had more than 15 attempts to get blood, needless to say the arms are hurting.

Pray for Aly to have strength and peace today as she gets to take her first true opportunity to fight against the cancer physically.

Thank you for all the support, please keep it coming.


Rob and Sharon said...

Josh and Aly,
Once again, thank you for giving us specific prayer requests. We want intercede for you with the exact requests. God is on His throne....we are winners through Jesus' blood. Love you so much!

Julie Brown said...

I will be praying Josh! I awoke this morning at 4:30 with you guys on my heart and visions of you as a 16 or 17 year old boy doing everything you could to sneak into the NICU so you could see Ellie filled my mind. So thankful Aly has you to watch over her and protect her.

Aunt libby said...

Praying, praying, praying. If you want a private duty nurse, say the word and i'm there

Michael and Christi Fox said...

Praying for all you requested and more. His mercies are new each morning. Father, please give Aly supernatural strength to endure this day. May you release and pour your healing power all throughout Aly's body today. Praise you, Father!!

Midnight Moondance said...

I am praying for all of you. May God watch over and protect you through all of this. He will wrap his loving arms around you and may he surround you with strength, courage, and love. You are truly an inspiration. The love that you have for each other is amazing. You WILL overcome this. I will be praying for you all the time. May God Bless You.

Sharon E. said...

Praying this morning. Thanks for the helps us know how to pray. God bless you today!

Stacy Mahon said...


You gave me a copy of The Purpose Driven Life when I saw you in Florida at Aunt Cathy's condo. If any two people have purpose in life, it is you and Aly. Keep fighting the good fight, and know that my prayers are with you both. Be strong,

Stacy Mahon

Lauren said...

Although we've never met and I only know you in the blogosphere, I'm grateful to be able to lift you up in prayers during this time. Aly, I pray that God wrap you in his arms and give you the utmost sense of peace, comfort and strength knowing that He is in control and is the master physician and healer. Josh, I pray that God continue to give you strength, guidance and peace as you encourage, protect and love your sweet wife Aly.

Your story is on my heart daily and I am passing on your story to all those I know that will pray and lift you guys up in the name of Jesus Christ, who "by HIS stripes, we (Aly) are healed."

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

Praying without ceasing for Aly and you. Thank you for letting us know how to pray!

Whitney Moore Carr said...

I have been following along and just amazed at yalls strength and courage. I know Aly is gonna come through this with an amazing testimony for God. I will continue to pray for both of you.

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hamptonannakate said...

i love you guys so much Josh and Aly. i continually pray thay Aly, you shall conquer this disease. Proverbs 3:5&6 say "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not into your own understanding. Seek in His will in all you do and He will show you which path to take." Trust you guys. Aly, you will win. I just know it. xoxo. <3

Roger Wright said...

From a 15 month cancer survivor I can tell you that your faith, prayers of others, a loyal and loving care giver, the fight is much easier. Your uncle Jake has been one of my prayer warriors and I am blessed to join him as one of your prayer warriors. Every time you sit in that chair to get your chemo, just imagine that you're sitting in the palm of God's hand. That truly is where you are. God Bless!

Ashley Kent said...

Praying so hard!

chadandnickio said...

Your CCS family is praying like a bunch of cancer-kicking ninjas! We love you!

Jana Davis said...

You have constantly been on my heart and mind. Your name has been prayed by the girls in my Bible study group as well as by the people in my Sunday school class. I know God will do a miracle in you; He will give you beauty for ashes and joy for mourning. We know the end of the story. God has already won the victory, and Satan can do nothing to take that away.
You are so beautiful and strong, and I have all faith that you have the strength to withstand this!
Jana Duncan Davis

Anonymous said...

Josh and Aly,

I do not know you, found you off a friend's FB post. You are both most inspiring. You can beat this! It is gonna be hard, but you can do it. Be strong, Livestrong.

I will keep you in my prayers.

Renee Holman said...

My name is Renee Holman. I went to Lee with both your parents. I can tell that they raised a true man of God. I found out about Aly on Sunday and read the first two blogs. I just now have had the time to finish reading the blogs and comment. I have, however, been praying all week. I also shared Aly's name with my prayer group. I just wanted you to know that people you don't even know are praying for you in Texas. Isn't the family of God awesome?

LovingLSU said...

Josh and Aly,
We are asking everyone we know (and don't know) to keep you in their prayers.

Elite Errands, LLC said...

Josh and Aly,
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Elite Errands, LLC