I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting for the results of my PET scan and MRI yesterday. I received good news and bad news. Sometimes I wish it was just good news, but that doesn't seem to happen to often. Good news....the PET scan has shown that the density of the tumor has gone down by 60%. This means that the chemotherapy is working and is effective. Praise God!!!!!!! I cannot tell you how relieved I was to get this news and now I have the strength and courage to move forward and do whatever it takes to beat this thing. Bad news....I have a clot in my lung. This is common in cancer patients, not only because being in bed a lot but because the body's ability to dissolve clots isn't as effective after chemotherapy. So what this means is that I now have to give myself two injections of blood thinners daily in my abdomen. Not the highlight of my day, but at least it will prevent any further clotting and it will help to get rid of the clot in my lung.
I also want to let you all know that I felt your prayers during the tests yesterday. I felt unbelievably calm and at peace. I did not have any anxiety. In fact, I almost fell asleep during the PET scan. Thank you all for your prayers. Please know that they are working!
I have three days left to enjoy spending time with the girls and Jason before round two starts. I am going to eat everything in sight...still having a hard time putting some weight on. And I am going to make sure I am prepared for the hair to go. It is coming out more and more each day. Today, the doctor said that patients typically feel a tingling sensation on their head just before the hair falls out. I had that feeling this morning in the shower...I was wondering what it was and now I know. So I am anticipating that the rest of my hair will be gone within the next few days. Whether it falls out on its own or if I shave it...it will be gone.
Again, thank you for all of your prayers. They are working!