Wednesday, August 1, 2007

My Doctor Said....

"You should be very happy. I (meaning him) am ecstatic." His version of ecstatic is very calm in my opinion, but everyone is different! YEP - I GOT GOOD NEWS! So, here is where we are at.....the dots on my lung are now so small that they are not measurable. There are still three measurable masses on my lung, BUT they are considerably smaller. The tissue and lymph node by my rectum (remember the tumor went through the rectal wall) are considerably better, and the tumor in my butt is less than a 1/4 of a inch. It was about an inch when we started. Again, my oncologist is ECSTATIC - that is a VERY good thing. Now, here is the plan....we continue with chemo for two more rounds (4 treatments - eight weeks) and then do another scan. No radiation or surgery at this point. As my oncologist says, "It is working. Let's exhaust this first." As for me, I am so happy it is like a ton of brick is off of my shoulders. It is working. It is the first good news I gotten since May 23rd. I am going to celebrate with a luke warm Mike's. I can only handle one these days if that! Then, on Monday, I am back at chemo and LOVIN' IT!. BRING ON THE NAUSEA!!!!!! Thank you again for all of your prayers, thoughts, notes, cards, emails, and voicemails - they are making a difference and it shows. Now, I am off to the fruit stand with my son, Mason, to watch the bark loaders - he needs some attention! All my love, Ang

21 comments:

Erika W-W said...

Yippeeee!!! I have been checking your blog and hitting refresh all afternoon waiting to hear. I am so encouraged for you! Keep up the good work - you are an incredibly strong person and I admire the hell out of you. I will keep sending you all the positive vibes I can! Anything else you need from Portland?

Anonymous said...

You go girl!!! I'm going to celebrate the rest of the week on your "a$$#$" behalf.

Love & Laughter,
Annemarie

Elaine said...

Angie the Queen!! The most wonderful news ever. Thank you for posting it so quickly, we have been checking all day and hoping for this. See you Monday for more magic. Love Elaine

Jill said...

oh I'm soooooo happy for you (and Grant and the boys too!)

Anonymous said...

You done good Angie and you are right to keep attacking that damn disease and run it right out of your body. Enjoy the victory and keep up the war! Love Pat & Mag

Kari said...

That is GREAT news Ang! I am so happy that chemo is working for you! Keep up the good work and your little helpers will keep helpin! Loving you lots! Kari...AKA the drug pusher...GO ONDANSETRON!

Charlene Waymire said...

Well, HOT DANG Girl! That is some of the best news I've ever heard. And what great news to give you an extra surge of enthusiasm and attitude going into the next round. Enjoy the Mike's!

leslie kendall said...

Yes, yes, yes! I am so happy for you - God is good! I hear champagne bottles being uncorked all around the city - or in your case, Mike's! xoxoxo
Leslie Kendall

charlene gorman said...

Angela: Your news is wonderful. We all admire your strength and certainly today is a happy day for you and your family. (also for all your friends that keep you in their hearts and prayers.) With love to you and your family,
Charlene G.

Anonymous said...

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." ~ Anais Nin

Hmmmm. Right about now I'm thinking your life is busting at the seams! I am, and always will be, in awe of your strength...your courage.

I spoke with Paula just a few minutes ago. Harry got some good news today, too...he is doing well and responding to his treatment. I know that you and Harry are connected to each other and, of course, that connetion is via Dot. Have you noticed how the hummingbirds abound of late?

I have had one consistent and unwavering thought when I think of you and Harry. The world is a much better place with you both in it. I shared that with Paula just minutes ago. Now I share it with you.

Sleep well tonight my friend.

Anonymous said...

What great news! I bet the Mike's tasted sweet:) I'll have a glass of wine tonight to help you celebrate, and continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Joan

Anonymous said...

Oh Angie you made my day. The prayers will keep coming from us. Fabulous news. Love Helen & Frank

Grace said...

YEEESSSSSSS!!!!! That is the best news I've had all year! Your strength is amazing, my dear, and your positive attitude infectious....let's make it a pandemic. I love ya, babe - you rock!

Grace

John & Trina said...

Angie...We are so happy for you!You are on your way to being cancer-free! Sweet dreams, my friend! loveya, Trina

Myrna said...

FABULOUS NEWS!!! We are so happy for you and your whole family, Angie. Wonderful, wonderful...
Love to you, Don & Myrna

Allison said...

YAH!!!!!
I am so happy for you and Grant and the boys and I will keep sending up prayer for you guys.

Allison

Anonymous said...

Angie - that is such great news! I am so happy for you. Haven't written to you yet, but I've been reading your blog and talking to Grant. This explains the bounce in his step on the way to his car when I passed him in the parking lot. Take care, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. You are amazing! Halah

Peter and Jo-Ann said...

Angie,

We just returned from two weeks away visiting the grandparents (much of that time without access to email or the web). All the while, we were quietly wondering how you are doing, so upon arrival we lasted about twenty minutes before we just had to log on for an update.

Ang, this is the most amazing news!! It goes to show you that you have what it takes to beat this -- and you will.

You are amazing and you have a whole world of friends and family who are pulling for you.

Love,

Peter and Jo-Ann

Anonymous said...

My high school Spanish Club motto: "Poco a poco se va lejos." As you know, "little by little one goes far". You're going far, Angela. Our prayers and positive thoughts will help you along the way... Good news. Love, Linda P.

Anonymous said...

This was the best news to receive. While we were on vacation I kept praying for you knowing that you had your scan coming up. I couldn't wait to check your blog when we got back. WHAT WONDERFUL RESULTS!!! I am so happy for you. I will keep praying and hoping that this next round shrinks the cancer into oblivion! Love, Kristine

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