Just a quick update for you all. A lot has happened since I last posted (was that just last night?). I'll try to be brief.
I had the hi-res CT scan this morning, and Dr. Burfeind (oncologist) called me to say my pancreas looks perfectly normal. So even though the tumor markers from my blood tests and the biopsy point toward pancreatic cancer, they really don't know what's going on now.
Also, the tumors in my liver have increased 20% in size in the last 2 weeks. Dr. Burfeind does not believe this is "cause for alarm" but wants to make sure we get to the bottom of this asap. Let's pray that they do not grow anymore...or that they shrink! Or that they go away!!!
On that note, I have appointments Monday and Tuesday with Dr. Douglas Evans and his team at Froedert Hospital (in Milwaukee). He is a very well known pancreatic cancer specialist who moved to Froedert from M.D. Anderson in Houston in January 2009. (how awesome is THAT?) I am so VERY grateful for the kind and compassionate people I have spoken to at Froedert today. Wow!
Also, I have an appointment next Friday at Mayo Clinic that I may or may not keep. It depends how it goes at Froedert.
I am encouraged, hopeful and confused by the results of the CT scan, but I trust that God is working within my body. Please pray for wisdom for Dr. Evans and his team as they figure this out!
I am feeling a lot of joy today, and I am grateful for that. I slept fairly well last night. God is so good.
Can I also just say that I am so thankful for my daughter? She is so amazing. And if I start listing all the things I'm thankful for, this will be way too long for any of you to feel like reading. So I'll stop. But if you're reading this, know that I am thankful for you!!!