Friday, June 16, 2006

Great News

My Mom just finished her last chemo and radiation treatment yesterday! She had a Dr's appointment today to find out some of the results of the blood work they'd done. One of the tests checks the levels specifically around pancreatic cancer. The results were excellent! Those levels were just slightly above where a person without pancreatic cancer's levels should be! My Mom was thrilled to hear the news and so are we.
Thursday, Lynn completed 6 1/2 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy, receiving very good reports from both oncologists. That means NOT going to the Cancer Center daily and 11 fewer pills each day.

Emotionally, Lynn is flying high with this great news. Physically, she remains very tired, but this will improve as she begins to heal from the treatments. She can't wait for her appetite to return and food starting to taste better, so she can start putting on some lbs. The docs are very hopeful and encouraging, but will monitor her with regular blood tests and CT scans. She is happy that her next appointment is not until the end of July.

We are very thankful for the great doctors and hospitals that the Lord steered us to. She has spent more time than you can imagine in doctors offices, hospitals and treatment rooms over the last 9 months. She has been an inspiration to me and the rest of our family for her positive outlook throughout. And she went through this ordeal without complaint. She is truly a remarkable person.

On Saturday, July 24, Lynn will be walking in the Survivor Victory Lap at the Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Nine of our grandchildren will be routing her on, along with most of our kids. (Jon, Beth and Libby won't be able to make for good reason.) She is excited to be able to do this.

One of Lynn's favorite quotes is: "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much." Mother Teresa

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