Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chemo day 8 - 2/3 of the way through!!! Woohoo

Had chemo day 8 yesterday.  On a very sad note Harold, a very wonderful gentleman that I used to work with, lost his wife of 42 years to a brain tumor on January 15.  Please keep him in your prayers.  I saw him at the chemo room because he has been fighting blood clots in his legs and lungs and goes there for blood work.  HE's a very nice man and taught me all i needed to know about fish camps, what to do when they call for snow - run to the store for bread and milk - and just all kinds of other fun things southern. 

As for me the MRI was fine.  I do actually have a brain and  there isn't anything there that shouldn't be!  The CT scan didn't show much difference, but somehow the timeing of when the contrast hit the liver to when they took the picture was different but what they could see shows a little shrinkage and no growth. 

My CEA level is now down to 12!!!  the lower that number is the less activity I have.  It started at 93!!

The oncologist also believes that after the chemo is over (March 23 should be the last!) that the surgeon will be able to go in and cut out all remaining tumors and I will be cancer free!  Lets keep praying for a good result! 

It all looks good.  And I think you all for keeping on your prayer lists.  I know the reason I am healing with so little problem is that God is healing me!!!  And please pray for peace for Mark.  He is handling this remarkably well, but I know it's harder on him than he lets on. 

Love you all!


  1. Millie,

    Keep up the good work! You are so close to being cancer free.


  2. Praise Him... I tell your knitted washcloth story so often.... Grace and I include in in our bedtime prayers every night... you are certainly part of HIStory.....