Friday, September 19, 2014

Results 9/19/14

I was going to blog about the Falcons game and the Super Bowl Challenge, but it deserves it's own blog....so it will have to wait a day or two because I've gotten a lot of calls and emails and haven't responded yet.

So, I got my results today from my latest petscan.  The good news is, still no visible active cancer!  The aggravating news...I have two tumors that have decided to hang out.  These tumors did not light up, meaning they aren't spitting out cancer cells.

Since they've decided to hang out and drive me crazy, I've decided they should be named after my favorite insurance company (in my most sarcastic voice).  Blue Cross is the largest one from now on.  The smaller, is Blue Shield.  So, from this point forward, I will refer to them as such.  Blue Cross is about the size of a golf ball.  So long as the Tarceva continues to do it's job, it will keep Blue Cross and Blue Shield at bay.

I also got my blood drawn to send off for the Bonnie J. Addario Young Lung Study.  Yay!

It was a very long day full of appointments with various specialists.  So, when I finally got to my last appointment, I just broke down crying....in front of my gyno.  Why?  Who knows.  Fatigue, loss of blood from appointments, the stress of all of the upcoming appointments, the fact that my phone died and I was bored, or just tired of being at hospitals and with doctors all day.  Don't get me wrong, they are all great!  But, I will think twice about trying to take in so much in one day (especially without my charger).

I'm really happy to have this news...still cautiously optimistic.  I'm praying this Tarceva keeps up it's end of the deal for a very long time....because quite frankly, Blue Cross and Blue Shield scare me a little.  I do know that I'm very blessed though.  I just don't like things that scare me very much....  It could be worse, I know.  I know a lot have it so much worse.  So, I'm not going to dwell on it.  I'm going to get some sleep and help throw my lil sis a baby shower tomorrow.  Hope you all have a good night!  I will do my best to get the Falcons game up tomorrow!

God bless you all and thank you for your continuous prayers. They mean so very much!  Please keep John and Tina Roberts in your prayers too.

Matthew 6:34
"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."


  1. My husband and I came across your blog today and feel blessed to be able to read about your fight and faith. I was diagnosed with stage 4 non small cell lung cancer in April of 2013. I also have the egfr mutation and am taking tarceva. I am 26 and we have a three year old little boy. Your story hits close to home. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. We admire your faith and optimism. Keep up the good work, we will be praying for you!

    1. Christina,
      Thank you so much for your encouragement. And I'm so sorry about your diagnosis. I know how scary it is. I've found the greatest bunch of survivors online that I frequently go to for advice and support. Some of them are around our age too. The youngest I know of is 22. Email me if you would like to get involved. I have another online friend with 3 little ones that have stage 4 but a different mutation. My email is samlmixon@gmail.com I'll be praying for you girl! God bless you!