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Update on Gwen

We just wanted to catch you up to date. In the hospital, they did an MRI. The surgeon said that there was something in my liver that that looked different. He mentioned a possible tumor. It has also been confirmed that I have a new disease, related to Crohns, that attacks the bile ducts in the liver and they squeeze shut, not allowing the bile to go where it should but backing it up into my blood – it’s called primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). They also did an endoscopy. The doctor widened up one of the bile ducts going into the pancreas but couldn’t do anything for the bile ducts in the liver because he couldn’t reach them. He took a biopsy of the liver which was sent to the university hospital in Umeå. They got the results and had a conference with the Umeå doctors. We don’t know the results of that conference yet but have an appt with a doctor on July 18. Since I have been home from the hospital, praise Jesus, I have not had fever, throwing up, or pain!!! Our plans for returning to the States on August 17 are staying the same.

We are standing in faith and praying that God will heal me one way or another. Also, we’re praying that I will continue to be symptom free and the bile will flow where its supposed to. Many praying friends here in Luleå are standing with us in prayer for healing. Of course, the possibility of cancer is a scary thing and we are going back and forth between peace and fear. If you are a person of faith in Jesus and prayer, we invite you to pray with us in faith for healing! Thanks!!

Comments on: "Update on Gwen" (5)

  1. Will & Denise said:

    We are praying for you, family and ministry.

  2. I am keeping you all in prayer.

  3. Joanna Smith said:

    We will be praying for you. Dean also has a liver condition, so we know what it is like.

  4. Joyce Eckardt said:

    Dear Ones, I’m so saddened to hear of Gwen’s medical challenges. Please know of my love, concern and prayers.

  5. Basha Zackavich said:


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