Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ho Ho Ho!

I ended up getting my results from my PET scan yesterday. Not a good Christmas present. Compared to my last scan in September, I have more cancer in my liver, lungs, bones, and some lymph nodes among other places. And mysteriously my tumor marker is going down. My doctor said maybe the cancer isn't producing the tumor marker anymore. Cancer is a sly thing and can change on you. My doctor suggested switching to another chemo called Taxol. I shouldn't have much nausea with this one (YAY!) but it can cause pain (sometimes severe) and pain and tingling in the hands. And I will lose all my hair.


Is anyone up for fasting? We're having a fast this Sunday December 28th. I feel like I need all the help I can get to make the right choices and to handle whatever comes. I still would like a miracle--but that's up to God. Right now I'm just going off of faith that He's watching over us and whatever happens, things will be okay.

Hope your Christmas is Merry!!!
Love you all!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A PET scan for Christmas

I get to go have a PET scan Monday morning to see where the cancer is in my body these days (it's been about three months or so since my last one). I have an appointment at Huntsman Tuesday to get my blood tested and probably to talk with my Dr. about the scan results. I'm not sure I want to hear anything till after Christmas. I'll post results when I get them.

For Christmas, I want to feel as peaceful as this picture looks:

This was the view off my deck one night last week.

Here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas with lots of love from me!!