1 1/2 Months Ahead of Schedule
Come, Celebrate with me! I had my 5th chemo treatment today…but before that I had my regular three week visit with the Doctor…He gave me the results of my scans from this week and let’s just say the news is good…Dr. M said that my results looked PHENOMENAL and that it is almost unbelievable how quickly and completely the lymph nodes have shrunk…The scan of my chest showed almost normal results…and he feels my neck is about the same…in light of this great news I am now 1 1/2 months ahead of schedule…it is anticipated that instead of getting three more chemo treatments…I only need ONE more,with scans to follow…Dr. M says it is unlikely he will order more chemo after the next scans…we will move forward with four weeks of radiation…I will have to go to radiation everyday Monday thru Friday for four weeks…for those of you that have followed my story from the beginning you know how much I HATE radiation, it is so humiliating…but at least I have almost a month to get mentally prepared…I am trying to wrap my head around the new time frame…I’m big on knowing what to expect and even a change because of GREAT news throws me a bit…I gotta change my mindset…As so many have said so correctly on Facebook I have to Praise God for this and I believe that the many prayers that were lifted in my name are to be acknowledged…God has plans for my life that I don’t understand and sometimes ignore…I’ve been given a unique view on sickness, endurance and a host of other things through this year…Please pray that I will have the courage to follow…Chemo was good today…Jared came with me and stayed the whole time…it was nice to have someone to talk to, helped pass the time a bit…and we had not really gotten to just talk in a while so it was really nice to catch up…I think it is important for those close to me to see where I get treatment ect…It helps to give them a context for when I explain something…like today they had a hard time accessing my port…and it kind of hurt…that is not something I can describe with words, and he got to experience first hand how awesome the nurses are…I can try to explain how great they are but the actual experience is so much more powerful…I was also able to show him the radiation room…it has stars in the ceiling complete with comets and the machine looks spaceship like…again not something I can adequately describe with wordsWell I have been up for 24hrs (with work and then chemo all day) and am really tired…the kind of tired where you can’t sleep…I have a feeling (hope that)tonight I will sleep like a ROCK!Gotta go take an anti-nausea pill…so I can eat me some dinner…I’m hungry!Love you all…thank you so much for your continued support through this process…
JoyAnne said…Praise God! This is good news and it will keep getting better!
Robin said…YAY!!! **Happiest of Happy Dances** Your news and post truly made my day! Thank you for sharing! Hugs and Love to YOU, my friend!
4smartmonkeys said…Yippee! How wonderful, I’m soooo happy for you. What great news 🙂
kyleandjayme said…April, praise God for his healing work in your life! (By the way, the background on your blog is awesome.)
July 17, 2010 at 3:07 PM Anonymous said…See, I knew you’d get better with Kenzie praying for Auntie April! : )
July 17, 2010 at 5:05 PM Anonymous said…This is wonderful news!! So amazing the wonders of God! :O) -Topaz