Update 3/8 Activity…

…which began Wednesday 3/6 with lots of blood being drawn and then a CT scan both with and without contrast.  I anxiously awaited the results on Friday. My blood pressure was up. Still within expected ranges, but up.  I am sure it dropped rapidly as the Dr gave me good news.  All my labs were normal. Magnesium, potassium, white cell count, all normal except the tumor markers. Normal is 35. Mine had dropped to 17!  Dr once again said this is unheard of.  I started at over 3000, dropped to 812, then 64.9 and this week 17.

The CT scan was equally encouraging. The tumors were vastly shrunk. Not only that but they often leave behind a sack. The CT is not showing these empty sacks.  (Dr used a medical word which I don’t remember)

Initially he was anticipating damage to liver, stomach and bowel.  In that first meeting, he was anticipating a bowel resectioning and did not rule out a stoma. Now he says liver and stomach look fine and it is unlikely that he will need to resection the bowel.  He did warn me that once he gets inside he may see scarring or damage not visible in the CT and he will take action.

He says my cancer responded to the chemo treatment very well.  I think it was chemo with a prayer-push.  I thank all of you again for your prayers and hope you continue them.  I am convinced that prayer works.

Before leaving today, I signed permission and understanding papers.   We are planning the operation for Mar 18 or 19th. The remaining tumors will be removed. Any swollen lymph nodes removed and tested. All the lady parts will be removed too; and because there was so much cancer up high on the fat layer next to the lungs,  he will be removing some of that fat too.

Four weeks later, I will begin the last 3 chemo treatments and am expected to go in remission.

So considering how much tissue he is taking out (tumor remainders, fat by the lungs, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix), how much weight do you think I will lose?

20 thoughts on “Update 3/8 Activity…

  1. Wow, WOW, WOW!!! Such good new Bev!!! I am so happy for you! I will keep praying that the surgery goes well and they get every last little bit , and remission is just around the corner. I had a ton taken out when I had my surgery and I didn’t lose anything!LOL

  2. Congrats on the good news. I’m grateful for the power of prayers. Still sending you hugs and prayers.

  3. And tell him you want a tummy tuck too. Good luck on the surgery.
    Theresa in Tucson

  4. Bev, this is so promising! Thank you for taking the time (and energy) to share. You have a strong current of cyber-concern carrying you along to surgery day.
    About losing weight–do you really want to do all that pants-fitting again?

  5. Praise the Lord! Prayer works! We are constantly reminded of the wonders of our Lord! Continued prayers for healing, the guiding of the doctors hands and a quick recovery. God Bless!

  6. Wonderful to learn that the chemotherapy has worked so well and that hopefully the surgery will be less extensive than originally thought. I hope the surgery goes well and your recovery is as uneventful as it can be be.

  7. Wow! I am so excited to see these results!!! God is Good all the time!!! I don’t know how much weight u will lose but I know you will likely feel better getting it all out. God Bless you and your family and your medical team! I will be keeping you in my prayers!!!

  8. Such great news! Hoping surgery goes well and recovery is smooth and fast. Only downside to losing a bunch of weight that I can see is that you have to start all over with TNT patterns! 🙂 Hope you are back in the sewing room full speed real soon. Hugs from Texas.

  9. Bev, this is amazing news. I think the chemo plus prayer is the answer. Your case sounds like a really miracle cure. Taking the fat near the lungs will change your figure positively. I am so happy and proud for you. Karendee

  10. you will only lose what is needed, and the best parts of you will remain. best wishes!

  11. Yay, such encouraging news! The only bad part I see is that you’re going to have to restart your pant fitting again with your new silhouette–but you’re determined so I look forward to these future posts!
    Joanne in Montreal

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