let's keep smiling

I can only thank you all for the waves of love and support I have been feeling this past day or so.
"Stable". Ok, so I'm greedy, and wanted shrinkage, but oh how aware I am that it could have been so much worse. And, the spot on the lymph node, if it were actually cancer - they weren't quite sure -  has gone, so that's a positive too. So, the trial continues, and on we march. This is a good thing! On the way back we were likening the drug to an octopus just spending the last 6 weeks getting its tentacles well and truly fixed on those tumours, and now it's going to spend the next 6 breaking them down...not the prettiest of images, but it was working for us!  We are very thankful right now. D is sleeping, a bit worn out by the anxiety and then the relief, I think.
It's been a day of clear clear blue skies, and sunshine, and the birds were singing as we walked to the unit. I felt that it couldn't possibly be a day for getting bad news.
My love and gratitude to you all.  x  x  x  x

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LSMS
LSMS

Dear Meriel,

Thanks for letting us know this news...it sounds like there could have been a bit of shrinkage if a spot on the lymph node is gone... besides, our Oncologist told M that sometimes there is scar tissue left from where a tumor was and so we can\'t always see shrinkage but that doesn\'t mean the meds aren\'t working. Anyway, stable is very good news in our eyes...and, I like the metaphor you have with the octopus...you can\'t fight cancer with a flower, you fight it with an octopus...I love it...

I am hoping that the longer D takes this treatment the more positive results you will see. I feel very good about D\'s news. I hope you and D can take time to relax now, as the stress I know was intense for you. I\'m glad it was a sunny and beautiful day...must have been your reassurance from the heavens!

Love and best wishes always,
Linda
deleted_user
deleted_user

This is fantastic news!! I will keep hoping that everything continues to go in this great direction.
Hugs, Gail
msgrace
msgrace

Hello Sweet Meriel,
This is FABULOUS!!! Whenever we hear \"stability\"...we celebrate! Waiting for this report is so stressfull. No wonder your D is exhausted. Bet you are too. Get some good rest tonight, Hon. Praise God for this report!

Love, Ingrid
kkzimm
kkzimm

Meriel - that\'s terrific news. Relax a bit, praise God and appreciate each day. So glad to hear the news was good. - Karen
meriel
meriel

Thank you so much for all your comments. This site truly is a blessing. I\'ve had time to think over the results - and how great it is to feel that we can breath easy again for a while. It IS all about the moment. And this moment is good.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Dearest Meriel,

i know how much you wanted to hear shrinkage as i had felt the same for a very long time myself.. The most important things is the ToRisel is working and the lymph node is proof of this.. I am forever grateful that Tim has stayed stable 15 months and Tim\'s scans are due on the 15th.. Should i worry ?? Not today i won\'t, days before the catscan maybe, i have no reason to beleive that Tim won\'t still be stable, my faith, hope, and courage, leads me to beleive, he will still be stable.. Meriel he\'s feeling so good and for this time i am so grateful..

This is the most important way i can show Tim how much i love him cause whatever it shows we will get thru this togeather however we have to..

Keep your love, hope and courage alive my good friend..

Much love to you both,
Love,
Becca
wanda61
wanda61

GREAT!! STABLE IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Steve has been stable for a long time. That means the meds are working. Wonderful. God bless you and D
love, Wanda