Friday, June 17, 2016

Results 6/17/16

Hi All!

Thanks for being so patient today.  I didn't get my nap during my petscan FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, so I had to get home and get one.

First, I would love to thank Healthline for naming my blog as one of the top 10 lung cancer blogs for the second year in a row.  It's such an honor!  You can read many others by clicking the link for "Healthline".

So, this is going to be short and sweet.  God is so good!  My scans not only came back showing no active cancer, but my oncologist said the area radiated in 2013 is starting to clear up.  I did have to do a pulse ox test because I had some trouble breathing last night, but I blame that on anxiety.  The longer I'm on Tarceva, the more anxious I get that it will quit working.  I've been on it since January 2013!  I am really good at handing that worry over to God, but last night I felt like I couldn't.  He showed me!

I took a few pics so you could see the crazy petscan contrast workings and my "official report" since the scan was done a few hours apart from my appointment time.

Thank you for your continuous prayers.  I am so grateful that I cannot express in words how immensely blessed I am.

We will be in Atlanta until Sunday as Karley and Livi are participating in the Battle of Atlanta karate tournament tomorrow.  I'm praying for them both.  Mama worries when they spar (by "they" I mean all of the GIMAA kids for those who over analyzed this sentence. I'm not trying to take away people's children). It's hard to watch.

Once again, God bless you all, and please keep all of the people involved in the Orlando tragedy in your prayers.  Life is so unpredictable.  Hold your loved ones close.  Tomorrow is never promised for any of us, not even me.  Finally, thank you God for this time you continue to bless me with and all of the family and friends that so graciously lift me up in their prayers to you.  Amen!

Excited about my nap that never came in the quiet room...

My "official" report since I always want it in writing.  My oncologist loves me!

Someone else was tired too

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity....

Thanks to my mom's friend Glenda and all that donated to our wedding, we were able to take a fabulous 8 day honeymoon to London and Paris.  Those of you who are my friends on facebook, sorry for the photo overload. I just wanted to remember every moment. Those were two places on my bucket list I can now check off.  We had a wonderful time, taking in all of the architecture and culture.  It made me forget about cancer, doctors, time...  I was immersed in the present, breathing in the beauty of it all (Except when we got to Paris and I was breathing in garbage since the workers were on strike).  But the shopkeepers tried to move it all to buildings that weren't in use to keep customers coming in.

We saw all of the major sites we wanted.  Brent got to walk down Abbey Road and I got to go to the Louvre.  We saw Notre Dame and even lit a candle while praying everything would be okay, and the cancer would not take me.  That's about the only time I thought about it, maybe because it was such an amazing church.  We took bus tours and were total tourists, it was great.  I'm sure most of you have seen all of the pics, but for those who haven't, I'm going to add some of my favorites below.

Now we are back to reality.  I have scans and results this Friday so will be heading  back to Atlanta Thursday.  It was so nice not to worry or think about this hand we've been dealt and just be.  But, now is the time I have to give it to God.  It's in His hands. I will update you all on Friday.

Thank you all for your continuous and relentless prayers.  Please keep them coming, we appreciate them so much.  And we are all praying for the victims and families of the Pulse Nightclub Orlando massacre.  No matter what the motive was, this was a senseless tragedy.  I can't even watch without crying.  Life can change, or end, for you or your loved ones at any moment.  Hold them close, tell them they are loved, because tomorrow is not promised to anyone.

Buckingham Palace

This statue means "Anything is Possible".  It was my favorite.

Lighting my candle at Notre Dame

The Candle

Locks of Love


Our room in Paris

Monday, June 6, 2016

Honeymoon Break

I have a busy next few weeks.  Right now in London and Wednesday to Paris.  We arrive home Sunday and I have scans next Friday.  I appreciate all of your prayers so much and please don't give up on me.  I still need them.  I love you all.  Sorry this is so short, but I'll write much more about our adventures when we get home.  God bless you all for your support!  And thank you God for giving me this blessing of time and love.