May 07, 2005 - 8:20 am
Here is the latest on Michelle. Her visit at the Mayo was good. She actually sounded like she wasn't so stressed out. She met with the Doctors on Thursday. Here is what she found out, the tumor is right behind her left temple and is 1.5cm and slow growing, appears non cancerous, her black out spells are from low blood pressure, (or at least that is what they are thinking). The Drs. told her she could have the rest of the tests done in St Cloud and to come back in August, and as long as blood pressure is good she will have surgery then. She needs to get her blood pressure problem under control; she'll be wearing a monitor for 48hrs, needs a ctscan of her chest area and some other tests. They have her on anti seizure drugs also. Thank you for all your prayers and concerns.
Now my update. My tumor markers are down again and actually almost in the normal range. I feel a chemo break coming soon. :-) Next week I am supposed to get a bone density check to see if I need to be on more than calcium as I am shrinking. Yes I know I am getting older but shouldn't have lost 1 1/2 inches of my height already. :-) Today is a down day as I had chemo Thursday and I think all the steroids make me hit bottom after a couple days. I also think the bulging disc in my back is starting to herniate again as the pain is almost unbearable. Oh I somedays hate the body I have been left with after all this chemo, but am very grateful to be alive. So sorry I climbed on the pity pot. This was suppose to be a very up post and then my blues got in the way.
Well that's about it. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there. Take care and God Bless!
James 3:17-18 The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
Wisdom is not what you know but what you sow.
Prayers and Hugs Bonnie