Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Good News

Posted to the Desmodian Group that we are a part of. Just wanted to keep this for my records as well. We got some good news today....

My husband had a routine CT scan yesterday to check the size of his abdominal tumor. First of all, the stress of those is sometimes just TOO MUCH! Anywhoo..... Results are in and his tumor has continued to shrink since December! I am so thankful for this! He has had a very long road over the last 18 months. He came close to dying three different times. His isn't resectable due to being up against his mesenteric artery, and so when it grew quite quickly, he had 28 rounds of radiation and finished August 18th of last year. The radiation caused major internal bleeding and he had 21 units of blood transfused as a result. He hasn't bled for 6 months now and is continuing to gain strength. He's been back to work for 5 weeks after not being able to work since July. He started Tamoxifen back in September and will remain on that. Overall, his tumor has shrunk about 40%.
I guess what I want to say is this... Don't loose hope. We have been down some very scary roads, even more then I posted about. Some days are hard. Some days you want to throw in the towel and punch the wall. But some days, like today, there's a glimmer of hope that something is working. I continue to pray for everyone here who deals with these beastly things. It's a hard thing to deal with. Most people will never understand just how hard it is. I'm so thankful for this group. I have learned so much from you all and want to thank you for all the support you show to everyone here. We truly are a family. Much love to you all. 

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