What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
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Friday, April 2, 2010

It's Definitely "Good Friday...But Easter is Coming!"

Dear Friends and Family,

Many of you have already been praying for our son Matthew this week if you saw my posts on Facebook regarding him having a biopsy today. On Wednesday he had a CT Scan to see what type of lump had been discovered on his lower left abdomen. The CT Scan revealed that he had an enlarged lymph node, and also several other enlarged lymph nodes throughout his torso. A biopsy was scheduled for today to determine the reason for the swelling. The preliminary results today per the Dr. are that it appears to by lymphoma. They will not have the final results until next week, probably Tuesday, which will show more definitely what type of lymphoma, and what stage.

Obviously, this is not the results we were hoping for, but God is already at work in this situation. Matthew feels fine, and the only reason he discovered this lump was because he had some stomach cramping on Sunday, and felt the lump. He thought it might be a hernia, so he went to the DR. on Monday...and the rest is history. Hopefully they have discovered it early enough so that the treatment will be effective and curative. We will definitely be praying to that end.

Please keep Matt, Nicole and son Noah in your prayers, as this will be a difficult time for all. Please also pray for us, as we are here in Florida, which is much too far away from Maine.

We know that God is able to do "exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and eve. Amen."
Ephesians 3:20.

Thank you for your prayers.


Pam and John Steiner


  1. Hi Pam,
    My mom doesn't have her computer right now (Patrick's doing some work on it for her), so I just called her to let her know about this. She said to tell you that Dad's dr. commented that while leukemia is incurable, lymphoma is definitely curable. My mom knows a couple of people who are now doing well after having gone through lymphoma treatments. We're praying here!! Crista Quinn

  2. Thank you for that most encouraging report...That is what we are praying and hoping for...according to what I've been reading on WebMD, the cure rate for lymphoma is good if caught in time, which we are praying that it has been. Matt feels good and doesn't have any other symptoms at this time, so we are trusting that God's timing is perfect in revealing this to us at this stage. We'll know more next week. Keep praying!!! Thank you and God bless you. Tell your Mom how grateful I am for that message of hope.


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