Friday, August 10, 2012

No Cancer!

So this morning I got the results of the PET Scan and it was great news. All six of the spots are completely gone, and there are no other spots anywhere else.

The pill is working and it is working very well.

I am so relieved and grateful and excited.

Thank you for all of the prayers and support. You have all been a blessing to me.

I will continue to take the pill twice a day, and get a bone-hardening shot once a month. I will be going back for another PET Scan in three months. But the doc said that I am responding extremely well to the medication.

Time to breathe!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What a week

It has been a crazy week, and the stress level isn't going to be dropping much in the next few days.

Last weekend I got to preside at a wonderful wedding, and it was a joyful experience. Once the service was over I took a flight out to North Carolina.

A friend of mine from high school and his wife were expecting a child, and then the unthinkable happened and they lost the child to pre-term labor. I went out to do a memorial service with them. It was a blessing I could be there, but the reason why was awful.

After the service I flew back home just in time for National Night Out at the church, which was a wonderful celebration of community.

Today I am doing a few catch up things, and then tomorrow I get to have another PET Scan.

This is the test they will do to see how well my new magic pill is working on the cancer.

Yeah, nerves are a little high this week,

The scan is tomorrow afternoon, and then I wait to meet with the doctor and get results Friday at 11:00 am.

That is going to be a long few hours.

I am going in with high hopes. I still have no pain, the side effects are still happening, so I know that the pill is doing something, and I feel pretty good all around.

So I am hopeful about what is going on with the medication. But I am still nervous.

And how do I get to spend my Thursday evening as I wait for results - at a Congregation Board Meeting :)

So over the next few days I will be taking my own advice, relaxing as much as I can, spending time doing things I enjoy with people I enjoy, and celebrating this gift of life we have.

Prayers are always appreciated and I will report back on Friday.