First, lookie who feels better today! Diesel! Here we are before I left for Dr. L’s office today for chemo:
But now I’m home. First the good news (good in a roundabout way haha)…..I’m anemic and my platelets are too low to continue chemo this week. When Dr. L told me that I yelled “YES!!!!” and just started beaming. Seriously, it’s like a snow day or vacation. I went in thinking I’d have an 8 hour day today of chemo and then I’d be in bed for the next 3 or 4 days. I consider that good news today. Now, I’m at home in the beautiful weather dreaming about what I’m going to do today!
Now for the awesome news…..the news that Dr. L said “is the best news you’ve had in a long time”……
The results from my scan came back:
1. The tumors on my lungs have been annihilated. They are about the size of top of pencil now. They are considered scar tissue. Woot!
2. The new cyst-like tumor that was causing so much pain in my pelvis has basically DISAPPEARED. Miracle!
3. The 6cm tumor that was chemo-resistant and growing back in my pelvis area has been reduced to 1cm…..a shrunken little piece of choriocarcinoma. 3rd line of chemo is working (and maybe those coffee and wheatgrass enemas? haha)
4. The lesion on my liver is no longer considered metastatic disease. I can live with that.
That is SIGNIFICANT improvement!
Thank you God. Thank you God. Thank you God.
I’ve been rescheduled to have chemo next week. Then maybe 2 or 3 more cycles of chemo and we’ll see where we are. It seems to be a trend that the tumors increase on the weeks that I have Methotrexate. So the yucky Cisplatinum might be the only stuff I get from now on. I’ll probably have another PET scan then to see what lights up with activity. I’ll be tested weekly to monitor my HCG levels to make sure nothing comes back….because if it comes back….it comes back quick we’ve learned.
Thank you for your continued prayers! I wanted to update everyone early….and now I’m going to do something fun today 🙂
I don’t think the awesomeness of the news has quite hit me yet. I still have lots of family to call. I’m not going to die anytime soon. Woot!
Seriously….I needed that news! I haven’t had any good news since October from a doctor. This rocks.
Thank you for all the encouragement and support. So much love from all of you!