Brian doesn’t put comments on Facebook often, if ever. But today as we got some pretty fantastic news, he started on his status! HA! And here it is…… Just got the best birthday present ever. All of Kerri’s cancer is shrinking from the treatment!!!! Yep! Today is my baby’s birthday!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN!!!!!!
I’m just going to cut to the chase! I had a CT scan this morning at 9am. This is after 2 treatments. We expected to need to call Friday morning to get results. Ok no problem. We went back to St Mary’s at 3:00. It was my 2 week white blood cell count to see if I needed a shot before next weeks treatment. After Dr Fuller and I spent time crabbing about yesterday ( get there in a bit! Good news first!) and all the things happening this time around, she starts looking through the computer for my counts and says, “Oh you got your CT already.” Shocked that the results were in already, I answered, “Yeeeeeessss?!?!?!? You have the results already?????” My heart drops, I lock eyes with Brian and she begins to read.
- “Upper lung lobe tumor shrunk from blah to blah” ( about .2 cm)……… INSTANT TEARS!!!!
- “The two largest most effected lymph nodes in your chest greatly reduced from blah to blah” ( like a cm!!)…….. HOLY COW!!!!
- “The bone lesions are still showing but they are healing as well!!!!!!” Got up to squeeze that lady!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!!!
And at that moment, everything that I have complained about is soooo incredibly worth it! I’m not going to lie. There are moments, just moments, that I’m not oblivious to what could be. Ya know what I’m saying. But today I got to see what could be on the good side and what WILL be! These results were after only 2 treatments! After 4 more….. how can there be any left?!?! Well there can be, but there won’t be dang-it!!!!! We are still freaking out! I’m actually excited to get treatment on Tuesday! LET’S DO THIS!!!!!!!!
So to my prayer warriors, especially our almost 3 yr old nephew Titus and your beautiful prayers, THANK YOU! With all my heart, THANK YOU!!!! We’re not done yet, so don’t quit now! Prayer is such an amazing thing when we do it! So I’ll be praising Him till I fall asleep tonight, and then some!
Great friends of ours just had their third beautiful child yesterday, baby Victoria!! Brian and I got to see her today, hold her, give her kisses and get little smiles from her! And no, I don’t believe in gas smiles! So I’m giving her some credit today for the good news! She is such a little blessing! We tried to see her yesterday, on her birth day. But she had some respiratory distress and was in the nursery:( My day was so awful yesterday that I REALLY wanted to meet her. I wanted to hold a gift from God and see proof of how He blesses us no matter what troubles we may have. I wanted to see our friends just beaming with happiness!!! So today, before we went to the Dr we met little Tori. And she didn’t disappoint! Perfect perfect perfect! And she’s doing great today!
So to yesterday… now after all the good stuff today, yesterday seems so….. whatever! But all in all, I’m having a hard time with all the side effects being so unpredictable as to when they will arise! There are no days I can say I’ll feel bad. I never know how I will wake up. Is this going to last all day? Ugh! It’s so very frustrating. I can’t make a plan! I do well with plans! I did get a lot of crying accomplished. Which makes me feel better. I ended up getting IV fluids. My Brian came home from work so that made me feel better. Gosh I love that man! Had to miss Hope Center’s morning hours, and stretching at night:( So that brings me to the evening.
I’m on the phone with Brian’s mom and my parents come in. Mom has a winter hat on and Dad has a do-rag on. Well, it’s cold outside. As I’m talking my mom turns around with this grin! And she proceeds to lift off her hat and I’m like, “NO YOU DIDN’T!!!!!!!!!!!!!” SHE DID!!! AND SO DID MY DAD!!! And my kids shaved their heads for them!!!! I almost threw the phone at Brian and I just laughed and laughed! I couldn’t believe they did that! They are truly incredible and I just love them so very much! And they look awfully cute!!
That’s it for today! Whew!!!!!! What a day! Till tomorrow my loves………