Well, I got great news today, so I thought I would share, as I know I haven’t given an update on my health since March!
I had a scan this past May and everything looked about the same as my February scan. And then I had another scan done here recently and the area in my pelvis is even more improved with more bone integrity than before. Dr. Goodman checked the strength in my leg and was extremely pleased. There is no new disease progression and overall my health is excellent. He was happy to hear that physically I’ve been more active this summer with jet skiing and walking and encouraged me to continue doing so within reason. He did not approve me for wake boarding (I know my brother is going to be so disappointed), and I’m not allowed to go skiing this winter. Darn — no slopes for me this season. Haha, no big disappointment there! I still have to take it easy and only do things within reason. If I would fall, my hip is at a higher risk of a break — and that would potentially be “detrimental”, as Dr. Goodman says, although I’ve never asked him to define that further. I don’t really want to know what that means.
Dr. Goodman also informed me that he’s using my case as part of his thesis next week talking about recurring cancer and unconventional treatment options. He’s so thrilled to be able to show the incredible results through my scans. We both laughed that his dog really deserves all the credit!
So my good news? I am no longer on a three month scan and repeat schedule! He’s moved it out to six months — I don’t have to go back until March 2014. I had to ask him if he was sure — I mean — just less than a year ago my situation was pretty dire. No one knew what to do and my options were extremely limited with little hope of any major success. If you asked my doctors back then, I don’t think they would tell you I’d be where I’m at today. I can look up and thank God for it is his will that I am well. Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer,
B E L I E V E that you will receive it and it shall be yours. Mark 11:24.
I thank all of you who continue to pray for me. It’s the power of those prayers that restores my health and strengthens my faith. And yes, we’ll be figuring out how we’ll be celebrating this round of awesome news. Whoop, whoop! Any ideas?
Always B E L I E V E !