Tuesday, August 23, 2016

8/23/16 Good Scans!

Dear family and friends,

This is just a very quick post to let you know that my PET/CT scans showed that the cancer is shrinking!  The chemo combination I am on is working, and we couldn't be more thankful.  There is still cancer present (though less of it!), so we must continue with chemo every 28 days for the foreseeable future.  We will scan again in about three and a half months.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your love, prayers, and support.  It takes a village to fight cancer and all who read this blog, and many who don't, are part of our village.  

My Psalm this morning, before meeting with the doctor for the scan results, was Psalm 40. "I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry.  He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God."  Psalm 40:1-3

God has heard my, and your, cries for healing, and has lifted my spirits out of the slimy pit today--giving me hope and strength to get through next Tuesday's chemo.  Today I have a firm place to stand, and a song of praise in my mouth.  And soon there will some homemade pizza in my mouth, followed by a Menchie's frozen yogurt to celebrate!  :-)


P.S.  Things that make me happy besides good scans:

Walks with Renee, Riley, and Jericho!

Hikes to Talapus Lake with Steve!

Eating dinner at Mediterranean Kitchen in Bellevue!

Holding two-month-olds!

Hearing about Daniel's clerkships--putting in new hips and delivering babies!

1 comment:

  1. Gabby,

    I just read your amazing story.

    You truly are God's gift to this world. Now I know why Jericho loves his Ga-Ga so much!

    I will never forget how you brought our family together. You will always have a special place in my heart. I cannot even begin to tell you the countless nights of sleep, worry and mental pain I went through. I put it in his hands and he sent me you to fix things.

    That is one of my many favorite psalm verses. I have many, but that is one that I've said in times of troubles and tribulations. It gave me so much comfort and peace. There is a hymn too that I often find myself humming off and on through the day: "he thought I was worth savin'". Beautiful.

    If you ever want to talk, or get away for a little while let me know, I'd love to hang out sometimes when you are up to it.

    I can't really think of anything that I don't like, or that I am not willing to try...at least once :)

    I am a pretty healthy person and would love to help with blood donations, plasma or whatever else I could match up for. I think I am B+, but not sure. Screening would let us know if it ever came to that.

    I am almost sure I could talk the guys in the family to do the same as long as they don't see the needles. Lol!

    Praying for you Gabby.

    Theresa Mc