Monday, August 23, 2010

And so the journey continues

Friends and family,

I hope that this summer has brought you some good memories filled with travels, enjoyable weather, and time to soak in all that life has to offer. Since our last update our time has been filled with the continue inconvienience of travelling to hospital weekly for check-ups and doing the same old same old. However, we have had time to relax and spend it with friends and family over good eats and laughter.

For a major part of the summer Christa spent her time planning our wedding which we were finally able to have - this time Christa in her dress, me in my suit and special friends and family present. We could not have asked for better weather and a better day. It feels great to finally feel official (even though we were before), but this time to have the memory of a real wedding.

Our journey together has brought it's fair share of ups and downs as wehave travelled this road and battled this disease - but every moment has been an incredible brush stroke to an incredible painting. As some of you may or may not have heard our battle has once again taken a turn no one ever thought would happen. One week I was at hospital and all was going well and things were on the mend, the very next week (last week) things showed a completely different story.

Results from blood came back showing that once again the cancer has returned bringing me to diagnosis number four. Over the past several days as we have digested this news we have realized doctors have done all they can do. I have received some of the strongest chemo and medications known, plus two which was a bone marrow transplant. Though doctors are unsure of a timeline all they can do at this point is provide medications dealing with the symptoms.

With the crappy news behind I do believe there is hope. Just because we have received such news does not mean we have given up. We know that we believe in something stronger and more powerful than any man or medicine can offer. We are deciding to continue walking this journey out seeking out other options as they come along considering anything which may help with my recovery.

Though I struggled for a few days if I should share the news publicly or not - I decided why not? You have been with us this far why not keep on going. Especially since we believe so much in fighting this disease with an army, not just the two of us.

We will continue to update as often as we can but know that we thank you all for your support, love, encouragement and prayers.



  1. Tim (and Christa), I'm not even sure how to react to this...I can't imagine the roller coaster of emotions you must be feeling. I admire the strength that you two demonstrate and the incredible faith you have displayed throughout this journey. Congratulations on finally having the chance to celebrate your lives together with a wedding. I will continue to pray for you Tim, for a full recovery, and strength for the both of you.

  2. Hi Tim and Christa..... I'm not sure either on how to react, all I know is that I have a lot of confidence in GOD that you will recover fully, you guys are in my prayers every single day, keep your mind with possitive thoughts and let GOD heal you... he CAN!!!


  3. Hi Tim: I found this and thought about you ..... please read it and maybe investigate more about it before giving a try....
    Annona muricata or soursop originating from tropical Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America and sub-Saharan African countries, fruit soursop now have spread and grown in many countries, including some areas in southeast Asia such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam

    Soursop fruit skin is green and covered with a cone-shaped seed. The color of fruit soursop meat is white, and meat will feel soft when ripe with sweet and sour and tasty enough to be eaten directly or made of soursop juice. Soursop fruit seeds are small and in between the meat soursop fruit with glossy black color.

    Soursop fruit nutrient
    Soursop fruit is contained within various types of nutrients beneficial to human health where this fruit contains large amounts of vitamin C, B1, and B12. Soursop fruit is rich in carbohydrates, particularly fructose.

    Health benefits of soursop
    Soursop fruit, leaves and seeds are useful as a natural remedy to treat a variety of diseases, and in communities where traditional indigenous fruit grown soursop plant also use as an herbal remedy to treat various types of diseases and which are as follows

    1. Cancer
    To prevent cancer is to eat fruit or drink soursop juice on a regular basis, to treat cancer while it is able to utilize the leaves because the leaves of soursop fruit is believed to be useful as a natural chemotherapy drug for cancer patients, even more remarkable because soursop leaves only kill cells that grow abnormally and allow cells to grow normally and the patient do not experience negative effects experienced with chemotherapy treatments such as hair loss and nausea. While the addition of chemotherapy to kill abnormal cells can also give effect to kill also some normal cells are exposed to radiation and chemotherapy in addition to the usual patient will experience hair loss and nausea

    How to treatment using soursop leaf is to take old soursop leaves as many as 10 pieces and then boiled with three glasses of water to stay a glass of water, then drink boiling water twice a day each a glass and do it continuously on a regular basis, and drink this potion for the body feels warm like effect of chemotherapy and in two weeks will be visible effect against cancer in the body and to know the exact results in better medical check.

  4. Tim, my mom and I just heard the news and thought that we would check out your blog just to make sure you were ok. Thanks for sharing and our thoughts, prayers and positive vibes out to you, Christa and your family. Keep up the updates and the positivity continues...always helps and it's the best treatment one could have!
    Take care

    Denise Deere and Ellen Cornish

  5. Timmy,

    You're an unreal guy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Christa right now hoping that everything goes the best possible way that it can.
    Keep that positive spirit man!

    Peter Buchanan