Friday, April 30, 2010


I just spoke with the NP, Beth, about my test results. Let's praise God for a few things!

1. CT and PET scan showed nothing that we didn't already know about. Just the spots in my liver, around my pancreas and lymph nodes.
2. I asked Beth if we could officially rule out pancreatic cancer. While she didn't say absolutely yes, she said there is nothing at all in my pancreas and it would be "really wild" if that was it.
3. I am apparently top of mind for Dr. Evans today, who is reportedly one of the top minds in medicine. He is at M.D. Anderson doing a surgery today, and is talking to his old colleagues there about me.
4. Beth is just amazing and so kind. I am so grateful for her, her expertise and her caring nature.

The pathology from the biopsy is still being looked at. They also got the block of my liver from St. Mary's to retest and compare to the lymph node they took on Wednesday. I have a bone scan on Monday, which they think will be negative...but they want to cover all bases.

So, still a lot of unknown. But, as my CT scan tech Candie said yesterday, "We're crossing off the nasty ones."

Love to you all!


  1. Praise God! It's amazing how far a few prayers can go. Glad to hear that things are looking up a bit for you. :)

  2. Praise God! We will continue to pray!! God is truly working in your life!

  3. Hi Rachel sweetie, I continue to think about you and pray for your 100% recovery. You are such a strong, beautiful woman!! Take it one day at a time and remember..."Eat that asparagus":) Your nurse and soldier!! Dana