Prayer Request Update on Our Friend Amy
Wed., Apr. 20. 2005 2:53am EDT
A month and a half ago, we asked you to pray for our friend Amy Bryant, who has been battling leukemia since 1998. She's only 30 years old but has weathered countless treatments and procedures. Each affords a remission for a little while, long enough for her to feel well, rejoin the work force, and begin to believe she's finally won. Then it comes back, in very insidious ways, reactions so rare that her doctors have rarely or never seen them in others.
It's taken a long time, but she's starting to feel somewhat better now, post-radiation. She was in a lot of pain and couldn't move well, so she had an MRI which showed a lot of swelling from the radiation. So just in this past week she's been more mobile, though not back to normal yet. She also wasn't able to keep much food down, but just in the past week (after a 15-lb. weight loss) she's able to eat more. Also, in her own words, she's "no longer in the depths of despair," which was very good to hear her say.
In addition to praying for her health and well-being, we'd like to ask you to pray for something that might seem trivial. Right now, some of Amy's friends are planning "Girls' Weekend" for the end of April for them and Amy to spend time together. Amy's thinking--hoping--she'll feel good enough and her immune system will be strong enough for this, and we're asking you to pray that will be the case. We don't know if she can deal with one more dashed hope, however slight it might be in the scope of her life-vs-death battle. Thank you for caring and praying.
Amy believes in the power of prayer and has asked for prayer. Please join us in praying her through this. If you want to write to encourage her, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "for Amy" and we'll forward it to her.