Sorry for not updating last night but my first night of chemo is normally my worst night. Again, I lost my dinner last night, but felt better afterwards. My cousin Kristen stayed with me again as she always does on Chemo Friday's. I can't thank you enough Kristen for always being there for me, wiping my face off after getting sick, playing with the kids, fixing whatever needs to be fixed. I love you so much.
As for yesterday, most of you know I received my MRI results....I bet you want to know what they said. I'm happy to announce that our Lord is amazing! My liver tumors are shrinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My lungs had no change at all so they are still puzzled on whether or not I have cancer in my lungs. They tested me for Coxi (Valley Fever) when I got to Mayo and that came back negative. So we are all a bit puzzled on what my lungs really consist. They will continue to watch it. My primary tumor is a bit hard to measure considering it is in a hollow area of the body. It showed that it was still there but it is still not causing any issues. The only concern for that tumor is if it started causing obstruction or bleeding...but we all know the Lord is healing my body. I was pleasantly surprised with my Oncologist yesterday. He doesn't really have the best bed side manners but he tried really hard yesterday. I actually saw hope and excitement from him. If he only knew how much that means to a patient, he might be like that a bit more. He is extremely knowledgeable and I feel blessed to have him and the entire team looking after me. His words of encouragement was " Having no change is good at this point...we are better than good." He actually had a smile. My CEA (cancer marker with blood work) also dropped again from 8.5 to 5.3. All positive signs that the good Lord is healing me! I truly believe our Lord has already healed me...it's just taking my body a bit to catch up with what I already know. Today is starting off good. I didn't get out of bed until 2pm because there was no one here to tell me I had to get up. And all who know me, know how much I love my sleep. Tonight I will attempt to eat at a Mexican Food place with my family. Mexican food has always been my favorite but I haven't been able to eat anything spicy for some time now. I'll try a chicken quesedilla or something. Then we are all headed to Glendale Glitters to watch my nieces perform in the annual Christmas dancing. It will be cold but I will be dressed like an Eskimo. Them tomorrow we go to Church and a healing mass in the evening. Thank you to all who continue to support my family whether it is prayers, food, letters of encouragement, etc...it means so much to us.
Love you all,