Today we recieved the results of the pathology on the tumor that was removed from Kate's brain two weeks ago (it's been a long two weeks!). The results show that her tumor is still considered a mixed glioma, which is a mixture of astrocytoma cells and oligodendroglioma cells that are cancerous, this is also known as a oligoastrocytoma. The good news is that her tumor is less agressive than last year and is more in line with a grade 2 tumor. Last year Kate was diagnosed with a grade 3 mixed glioma, called an anaplastic oligoastrocytoma. Kate is extremely happy today and feels very blessed.
Normally tumors become worse (more aggressive) when they recur and we were worried that it might have morphed into a grade 4 tumor, also known as a glioblastoma. Praise the Lord that Kate's tumor has become less agressive. The doctor called it a "gift". Indeed! Every good and perfect gift comes from above!
We also learned that Kate is being discharged from the hospital on Friday and coming home. We are all very excited! Kate can't wait to see the boys, sleep in her own bed again, and start back on her healthy diet. I'm busy getting things ready for her around the house as she needs a few accomodations since she is not 100% yet. She still has a long way to go and tires easily during the day. After she is discharged, Kate will continue to receive physical therapy on an outpatient basis, three days per week for three hours a day.
Praising the Lord for His many blessings,