Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lynne's MS Treatment

Many people follow the progress of my wife's battle with Multiple Sclerosis ... 17 years now ... quite a long time. We just returned from her latest treatment given to her on October 3-7, 2010, in Edenkoben, Germany. The treatment center is in a lovely setting at the edge of a national park close to the border of France. The staff ... friendly and helpful ... we know many of them quite well in that Lynne has had more than 10 treatments there. The doctor is incredible. He really works hard to help Lynne and his efforts are greatly appreciated.

It takes 8 to 10 weeks to see how effective this treatment will be. So far, so good. Lynne reports an increase in energy though it is only a slight increase. Even a "slight increase" is reason for joy.

Why did God give MS to my wife? Don't know! I do believe that God is good, very good. He always does what is best for us even when we do not understand. This helps us respond properly. Otherwise, we would have more problems without a proper response. God is at work! We both keep this in mind ... God is at work.

Is it easy? No, it's not. Lynne's life has changed very, very much. She was a concert pianist, but, she realized that she cannot control her fingers to play the piano now. She stopped playing for our music group, The Hungarian Brass earlier this year. It was Lynne's decision and she seemed quite calm. That was impressive! I know that this is not easy for her, but, she can hardly wait until our next concert so she can hear our young men play their instruments. She loves them very much and tries to encourage them. Amazing!

Well, if you are a person of prayer, please remember Lynne Murphy in prayer that she will have a very good response to this MS treatment. I hope that I can give you an encouraging report in two months or so. Thank you for praying!