Friday, September 11, 2009

And a half...

Sorry for the delay in keeping you up to date today. After picking up Stuart we played at the park (a promise needing to be kept), made lunch, mop sticky kitchen floor from morning spill - now here to the computer. Normal house stuff with kids.

Okay on to today's update from the oncologist, Dr. Needles. It was three months ago from my last MRI. Today the report showed no change. The next scan will be in three months. If that one is great we will go to four months after December. Do I hear some sighs of relief? I have been wanting to ask the doctor if I would ever be considered being in remission. Dave asked for me per my request. The doctors reply "Remission? You are better than remission." "Remission implies evidence of tumors. You have no evidence of active cancer." As I type this I am amazed at God's hand in my life during this journey. He is faithful. I am humbled as I am not.

Prior to seeing Dr. Needles I get a weigh in and blood pressure check along with temperature - normal stuff. The question of "Do you have any pain today?" is asked. I say no slowly while being weighed then change jokingly to "Well, yes after this discovery." Ugh! She was kind to say it is ___ and a half. Okay she could of said the extra one pound but didn't. I was grateful in a silly way. Half pound does that count on the charts?

Another answer to prayer was during my MRI on Wednesday. Many were praying for peace that passes all understanding. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 I fell asleep or something during the actual scan as the time FLEW. MRI scans are obnoxiously LOUD - banging, knocking, clicking, etc.

Off to be a soccer mom this weekend along with basketball & fall ball. Life is good. I need one of those bumper stickers and shirts but they are costly (at least the shirts are).

Thank you for praying. I cannot thank you enough. And a half we go...


SonReignsRanch said...

That IS wonderful news!

Anonymous said...


This is GREAT news! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Kim B.

Anonymous said...

Rejoicing so much with you. Thank you Lord! His mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness.

Anonymous said...

Tears of joy with you..for you...for God....He is good no matter...but it's so wonderful to be praising Him for this!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you!!!
Sue :)

Anonymous said...

Hip Hip Hooray for God in answering so many prayers on your behalf. Enjoy those soccer games.

Love, Judy

Jen said...

I am so thankful to the Lord for His goodness and His mercy! He has carried you through and will continue to carry you each day! I would come over and give you a big hug, but the ocean is deep and my arms are not long enough! But know that you are still being prayed for, even in the midst of good news...
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Col. 1:17
Love from Italia- Jen

Anonymous said...

Kate!! Amazing! God is amazing and so are you! So thankful that you are "cancer free" and "loving life with your family". Keep the good faith, you have taught us sooo much!
April C.

Anonymous said...

Kate...internet is back UP again --- hurrah! But MORE hurrah's for Y-O-U...So-ho-ho glad that your scan was negative AGAIN! No more needing to get into that flip-top head of yours for more surgeries! Yea! And THAT is an understatement! I am so encouraged by the news and blessed by the update ... you have NO idea...well, yeah, you probably do b/c it's happening to YOU!!!!!! We love you and continue to pray for you and your family, almost ad nauseum. L Jo

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful news Kate! Congratulations and doing the happy dance for you. God truly is awesome and so thankful you have been healed. Will continue prayers for peace of mind with this news and continued life without cancer. Take care and have a great weekend.

Lori said...

What a praise! God is good.

Kathleen Freese said...

Woohoo! Doing back fips here at the Freese house! God is so good all the time! Very excited about your news! We will continue to pray!

Anonymous said...


:-) Eriak

Karen Morris said...

That is awesome news, my sister! Praise God for this wonderful report.

The Morris'

Will Sheffey said...

Kate, as a fellow 'patient' of brain cancer, I think what you are doing is commendable.

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