Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The drumroll continues...

I knew something was up today when my doctor came in and went right into the neuro test without telling me how my MRI looked. (Usually she starts off with the good news.)

Today's MRI showed a couple of areas that warrant further review. It could be nothing, or it could be slight growth. Some views look identical to the previous scan, and some look subtly different. We decided to look again in six weeks, this time with perfusion. So the drumroll continues.

My doctor said that even if this is something, it is small. If needed, the probable course of action would be to start some more Avastin infusions at less frequent intervals than before. And probably more frequent monitoring. She really tried to be as reassuring as possible.

Despite this uncomfortable news I still felt calm and supported by much prayer and faith. There were a few tears as I called family and friends who were waiting to hear how things went. But I felt a sense that I am still in good and loving hands, and that all is well, no matter how this plays out. And I think this is a reminder not to get too complacent. I've had good MRI scans for two years now, and while that has been a great blessing, I'm sure this latest twist in the story will reveal itself to be a great blessing, too.

5 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Do you believe in miracles?

Anonymous said...

The things you do to get out of planning the high school reunion...

If I had a dime for everytime I've heard that excuse...

All humor aside, you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Every road has a few bumps and wild turns...buckle your seatbelt.

I agree with you, if PGHS '84 can't pull off a reunion, the gaggle will gather for some good old fashioned girl time. I'm sure we can find a trip that would work for all of us.

Love you!!!!

Jer

Faith said...

Prayers, as always.

Elizabeth and Brian said...

I have added your family to the St. Louis Temple Pray Roll.

Linda said...

Will be hoping and praying for the best.