When it comes to health, no news is good news. And in regards to cancer, no news most likely means cancer is stabilized or in remission. And in my view, remission means ‘IT’S GONE,’ until some future diagnostic indicates a different situation. So . . . It’s Gone! After the M.D. Anderson proton radiation treatments… Read more HEALTH IN OUR FOCUS
I guess sometimes it pays to get a second medical opinion! Were you praying my cancer would be gone, vamoosed, disappeared? Well . . . Read on! On Monday I had two more Doctor visits here at MD Anderson. Dr. Chun, the Proton Radiologist, came into the room, booted up my charts, and said, “I’ve… Read more Interesting Turn of Events? Update on Doctor Visits.
Here’s a quick update on our plans to explore proton therapy for my cancer. If the tumor stays encapsulated as the PET showed a couple weeks ago, this might be a ‘go.’ And if it’s a ‘go’ it’s more targeted with less side-effects than normal radiation. We chose to explore the proton option at the… Read more Cancer Update from Texas!
We sense your support along with others as we walk through this latest cancer set-back. Since last writing, we’ve processed a lot and have reached a good spiritual, emotional, and practical place in our lives. Since the cancer is still encased in a small nodule in my throat, two curative options exist for me –… Read more Almost Through the Cancer Diagnostic Phase
My PET scan went well on January 2, and today I met with Dr. Martin, my oncologist, to talk about the results. Here they are: The PET indicated I do have cancer in a spot in my throat where my operation in March 2017 connected my stomach with my throat after they removed my esophagus.… Read more Update on My Oncologist Visit
Dear Friends, We were waiting today for Dr. Higgins to call and give us the news of Sheri’s pathology. He got to us early afternoon.
Dear Friends, Thanks so much for your prayers, concern, and encouragement for Sheri as she went through her surgery today. Dr. Higgins, her surgeon, came into the pre-op room, discussed some of the details and then prayed for her and for his skill to accomplish the task. She came through it well, but tired and… Read more Sheri’s Surgery Results
How wonderful to be 11 weeks out from the esophagectomy and . . . Feeling good without any pain. Sleeping through the night, although inclined, to control the acid in my new digestive system. My hiatal valve is gone! Eating everything I want, but not as much at a time — my body is pushing… Read more Back to Normal . . . Almost!
Thank you for all the encouraging responses to my last couple emails, for your prayers and your very positive and helpful thoughts for us. Yesterday I met with my Oncologist for PET Scan results. Here’s where I’m at: The cancer has become more active over the past 22 months after my chemo-radiation treatments. SUV factors… Read more Kicking the Surgery Can Down the Road