As if yesterday's good news wasn't good enough...
I showed up for my infusion this morning and found out that I could get the full infusion (both Avastin and Carboplatin) because my lab results from yesterday were GREAT! My platelet levels jumped from 85K to 215K in just a few days! All the other counts were well within range. The way my bone marrow has bounced back (twice now) so quickly has been a welcome miracle.
As I headed toward the infusion room my oncologist called me into her office. She wanted to report to me that since our visit yesterday she had the chance to review the spectroscopy report from yesterday's MRI, and it was as she had expected: "Low perfusion; consistent with treatment effect." So it looks like the reason the blob hasn't changed much lately might be that it is scar tissue.
I'm having an Arnold Schwarzenegger/Kindergarten Cop moment: "It's not a tumor!"
Granted, there are still probably microscopic tumor cells floating around, waiting to get nasty. But so far they have been held at bay. Things are as good as they can be right now, and we are very grateful!
My first thought was, WOW - UNBELIEVABLE! But then I realized that, no, this is actually very BELIEVABLE. It's not like this is the first time I've seen miracles. It's not the first time I've experienced the power of prayer.
I guess this just isn't the time for me to go anywhere yet. For a while this morning I was wondering if I was going to have a moment of great irony as I sat in the infusion room, receiving chemotherapy in a chair right by the window as a really big thunderstorm blew through the area. I thought, "This would be funny -- getting a great MRI result and then biting it when the storm blows a window into my head!" But luckily it passed without incident. And I managed to successfully dodge all the crazy traffic on the way home.
I'm eager to know and do what is meant for me while I get to stay here. I hope it involves raising my kiddos until they are very old, since they were my earlier taste of miracles. It surely should involve finally getting some of the rooms in my house organized, because there are some areas that are really becoming...unbelievable!