Friday, July 9, 2010

More Info

I just spoke to the nurse practitioner Lindsey, and got some more information. For those of you who want medical details, here you go!

The latest scan was done at Waukesha Memorial. The scan that they're comparing it to was done at Froedtert. Since it was a different machine I'm told they can't compare the two scans in regard to size of tumors. (which to me begs the question, why didn't they do a scan when I first started treatment at Waukesha Memorial to use as a baseline?) But whatever...

-On a previous scan, they had seen a 6mm nodule in one of my lungs. It is no longer there.
-My enlarged lymph node has shrunk considerably. My M.D. Anderson scan had it at 10cm. It is now measuring 3cm.
-The large tumor in my liver has shrunk
-My tumor markers continue to go down. CA 125 was in the 200's, 2 weeks ago was at 87.2 and is now 74.5. CEA was in the 400's, 2 weeks ago was 125 and now is 110.61.

One thing that I need to work on is my belief that God can heal cancer. Of course on an intellectual level, I know that He can because He can do anything. And experientially, I've heard of so many stories of cancers being cured. But from time to time, it will enter my mind that cancer is especially tough. I'm sure this is because compared to a sinus infection, medically, it IS much tougher. But God who knitted me together in my mother's womb and created my inmost being (Psalm 139:13) and is able to do imeasurably more than all I ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within me (Ephesians 3:20) can surely take care of a little (or a lot of) cancer.

1 comment:

  1. praise God that things are shrinking. He is truly working in your life. Prayers!