Today was round 9. I'm doing really well...I'm actually blogging on Chemo day! My insurance company covers my chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic but does not cover for me to have my scans done there. So...I go to Banner Estrella Hospital to have my scans done each time, their radiologists create a report and send it to my doctor at Mayo. Due to me being "out of the normal" for this cancer, they always have had their (Mayo's) radiologists do their own report on the scans. The nice thing about Mayo is there is not one doctor reviewing my case...it's an entire team that makes decisions about changing anything. Today I was informed that my scans were reviewed again and they are only seeing 3 small tumors on my liver and that I may be a candidate for surgery!!! This is amazing news! The normal protocol is surgery first to remove as much cancer as possible then chemo to get rid of the rest. From day one, I was not able to have surgery due to my liver tumors being way too large and covering the majority of my liver (you can typically have the max of 50% removal and I was way beyond that mark). They now are waiting on one more surgeons okay to do an exploratory procedure (small camera through the belly button) to make sure that there is no cancer in the lining of my stomach or anywhere else. The scans are only showing the 3 small tumors now. If in fact this other surgeon gives the okay, we will be scheduling this procedure very soon. If they only see what the scans are showing then I will be stopping chemo for 4-6 weeks then having a pretty major surgery and have my colon resection (cutting out the colon tumor) and liver resection in one surgery. Once I'm healed from the surgery I will have a few more rounds of chemo to make sure all cancer is gone from my lymph system. They will then monitor me with scans every few months. All of the doctors are amazed at how far we have come since October. I'm am so excited!!!!! I've been praying for this day to come and now we just need to continue to pray for no other cancer found and a speedy recovery from the surgery. I will keep you all posted on when each procedure is scheduled and completed. I can't thank you all enough for your continued love and support. Our God is so good!!! Thank you Jesus for this day!