2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Monday, December 11, 2006

Results are in...

Praise the Lord!!

We went to see Dr. Q today to get the results of my tests. They all came back clear!! I had prepared myself just in case we received bad news, but was able to breathe an audible sigh of relief when we heard the results. Now I don't have to worry about cancer for another year (like that's realistic).

I also went to see my OB/GYN this week. He is running some bloodwork to find out if I am truly in menopause or not. I should get those results on Friday.

Thank you everyone for your continued prayers and I know many of you will rest easy tonight knowing that I am still "ok". I know we will.

Much love to everyone--

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I'm nuclear again!

Yesterday I went for my battery of tests. I should find out the results next week.

I had a chest xray, CATscan of chest and abdomen and a bone scan. I came home feeling poorly yesterday afternoon. My head always hurts after they inject me with the radioactive isotope for the bone scan. In fact, it still hurts a bit this morning. I still find the great irony of modern medicine comical. They have to inject me with radioactive material to determine if I'm still healthy, but at what cost?? Radioactive isotopes pumping through my veins and organs can't be good for me. What is the "preventative medicine" doing to me in the meantime???

Oh and for the record, modern medicine still hasn't found a way to make 32oz. of barium sulfate palatable. Calling it "berry smoothie" doesn't help much either. I did the big gag and heave a few times while trying to get it all down in the 45 minutes they give you to drink it. I was successful in keeping it all down, but it was touch and go there for a few minutes. Ack--berrie smoothie. My gag reflex kicks in just thinking about it!!

I'll give you the results as we know more. Please keep us in your prayers for an "all clear" verdict.

Friday, December 01, 2006

What a difference a year makes

It's amazing the difference a year makes.

The day I was diagnosed.

A year later...

Thank you Lord for healing my body. I am going into this holiday season with much happier thoughts.

Just to update everyone, I am scheduled for a chest xray, bone scan and 2 CATscans next Wednesday. I'm not sure how long it will be before I get the results, but I will certainly keep everyone posted.