Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Celebrate With Me, Won't You?

I went to the appointment with my oncologist yesterday. Mostly every single thing was positive news to share. There's only one "negative" thing...and that would be that I have to visit a special radiology oncologist to determine if it will be necessary for me to have radiation after I'm through with chemo. That's because there are still questions about how many lymph nodes were involved and if more than just the one was cancerous.

Here are some of the things we learned last night...

*The results of the bone scan determined there is NO bone cancer...YIPPEE!!!

*The EKG & echo-cardiogram tests came back as being worries there!

*The test on my breast tissue that was sent to the Mayo Clinic for additional testing came back as being favorable so I DO NOT have to take the drug Herceptin.

*The blood work I just had done showed nothing abnormal, although I am a bit anemic - which the doctor attributed to the recent surgeries I've had.

*I'll start chemotherapy treatments next Wednesday morning @ 11 AM. My husband is going to go with me for the first one. They told us it will be about 3 hours long. I'll have to go in the following day to receive a "booster shot" to ensure my immunities are kept up as much as they can possibly be.

*My chemo treatments with the first round of drugs will be for an 8 week period. The next part will be one day per week for 12 weeks...then I'll be through with chemo. So I'm looking at a 20-week time period.

Other than the big question mark about possibly having radiation, I felt as good as you possibly can about everything we learned from the doctor. I *know* it could be worse - MUCH worse - so I am grateful and praising the Lord :)
I know it seems like I'm ALWAYS asking for prayer; I really do know. But - please, please, please - could you pray for our son Tyler? He needs a move of God in his life so desperately right now. Out of respect for him, I am not able to go into details about everything that is going on - but let me assure you, it's some serious life-changing type stuff and this mom's heart is more than broken. I just don't need anything else to deal with right now. God is faithful; that I know for sure. Please pray for Tyler; I'd be most grateful...
There ARE some light-hearted, FUN things going on in our lives right now, too. It's not ALL serious! Homecoming is this weekend and our daughter Taylor is going to be attending the dance. Although they're not dating, she's going with the same boy from last year's Homecoming. I'm going to do Taylor's hair and make her date a boutonnierre (I've had some experience doing wedding flowers, etc.) so I'll be sure to take pictures. Tess and the rest of the 7th grade cheer squad are walking in the Homecoming Parade on Friday night. Hope the weather holds out!


  1. Hi Michelle!!! Congratulations on the very good doctor visit! What a relief, I am sure!

    Will be praying for your son! I wish growing up could be a bit easier for them and us!

    Looking forward to Homecoming photos! I love Homecoming, so much fun and anticipation!

    Hope you have a wonderful day! Rest up when you can!!!


  2. YEA! I am so glad your Dr. visit was that good! Good for you! You are going to be fine! I will pray for you and Tyler my friend! Be patient and Love him! This is a rough time for all! Bigger hugs then Yesterday, Diana Lyn

  3. This is definitely news worth celebrating over!!! Isn't God good?

    I will be praying for your son as well. As a mom, I know how heavy on your heart this must be. God is holding Tyler in the palm of His hand. Believe in God and that He is on your side even when the circumstances around you don't appear that way.

    God is faithful, a Protector, and a promise keeper.

    Know that a blogging friend is praying for you:)

  4. I am rejoicing with you over the wonderful news you received! What a huge burden to have been lifted off of your shoulders. Will most definitely pray for Tyler.

  5. You have just reached somebody else to pray for you and your family.


  6. Hi Michelle,
    Let the celebration begin:o) PTL so happy for you on the good news!You really derserve :GOOD" all ya'll have been thru lately!
    Don't feel bad about asking for prayer, think of it this way if we had a prayer request you would want to help us pray, and we want to pray for you:o)
    Sounds like a fun wk.end coming up .:o) So glad you're able to attend these events with the girls:o)
    Hope you have a great day!
    (((((Hugs,Love,Prayers, Blessins'))))),Lib

  7. HUGZ to all of you!!!

    I'm just thrilled for you about the news you got from the Doctor yesterday!!! I'm celebrating with you!!! PTL!!! Isn't HE just sooooo good to us?

    Prayers for Tyler? They're being said.


  8. Hi Michelle...yippeee! I'm so glad your dr's visit went well. I'll be saying prayers for Tyler..growing up is so hard on kids nowadays.

    Can't wait to see homecoming pictures!


  9. Great report from the doctor. And don't EVER think that you ask us to pray too much. That is what we are here for. I don't know where I would be without friends who are lifting us up in prayer. You know I've been asking for prayer for my son, so I know where your heart is. Tyler will be prayed for and so will his mom.

    Love ya,

  10. hey girlie....

    so glad you got some good helps to balance out all the other stuff...each day is a new opportunity...thinking about you and keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers.


  11. Michelle, such joy in your news! as always will continue to keep you in prayer and Ty too. There are big things waiting for that boy!
    Keep us posted on your progress and looking forward to seeing homecoming pics!!! Oh I wish we were all there!


  12. Hi Michelle! Oh I am so GLAD you have some positive news!!! It is wonderful to "hear" you being upbeat!!! I cant wait to see pictures of your girls!

    I will pray for your son. I am sorry he is having a hard time :(

    Big Hugs,

  13. Dear Michelle, I am rejoicing with you and thanking God for the good things said on your report. I'm so glad it's not in your bones.

    Yes, I will say extra prayers for Tyler right now. I'm so sorry you have this burden.

    I'm so glad you can enjoy the homecoming experience, gettingk your daughter ready.

    My daughter is going with three friends. I'm nervous because she has never been to a dance before.

    I'm off to take Jessica to the dentist, so I'll be praying for you as I go. Hugs, Kathi

  14. Oh Michelle,
    That is incredible good news! I took am thanking God for answering our prayers. May he continue to bless you and your family. Bless Tyler's heart, may he too feel of the Lord's love in his life. Being a teenager right now is so hard. Just LOVE him.
    With continued blessings, Beth

    (I had to find a computer to see what the tests results were while we are on vacation:)

  15. Praise the Lord for all this good news Michelle! He is moving! This is all great. I am sorry that you still have some hoops to jump through, but I know God will be with you through it all. I will pray for your son. It is so hard when you see them go through hard things. I know you love him so much and the Lord loves him too. I know God is working in his life. Could I ask you a favor too and please pray for my son, Cameron. There is nothing tangible, but I am just having weird mother radar beeping off for the last two weeks and a sense of worry and feeling unsettled. I have been on my knees praying for him.

    I hope the girls have a blast at homecoming! I can't wait to see the pictures! How cool that you are making the boutonnierre!

    Hugs, Sharon

  16. Awesome Awesome news.. you'll do well, I'll be praying..

    and YES I will pray for is hard.. we are all tested..stand strong dear one..

    Can't wait to see Homecoming Pics!!!
    take good care..Smiles, Deena

  17. Hey Michelle,

    I'll be praying for Tyler!

    I'm thankful for your good news and will continue to pray for you! I'll be running in the Race for the Cure at the end of the month and I'll have your name (in celebration with you!) on my back!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  18. Sending you a Big Hug and a Prayer my friend! Thinking of you! Have a beautiful weekend! Rermeber to always stop and smell the roses! :o) XXOO Diana L.

  19. Hi Michelle. Just checking in with you sweetie. Kathi


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