Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Good News!

We're just back from my visit with Dr. Livingston and the news is really good! The area of enhancement, indicating cancer on the MRI, is completely gone! :>) Dr. Livingston asked me, "Are you crying or are your eyes just watering?" I was just so very relieved! Now, this doesn't mean there isn't any more cancer, but it sure makes it a possibility. The lump that Dr. Livingston and I have been feeling measured smaller this week also. It was originally 7cm x 6cm when I first saw him in January and today measured 3cm by 4cm. Dr. Livingston is still not really sure what it is. It doesn't show up on ultrasound or the MRI. He said today that there could be cancer encapsulated in scar tissue. I think he just wanted to make sure I didn't spend the next month completely worry free. :>) I just keep telling myself that I've had two biopsies taken from that area that were benign.

So, one more month of chemo and we'll start to plan surgery. I'm starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel right now and thank goodness it's not the light calling me home! :>)

I know I say this over and over again, but thank you everyone from the deepest part of my heart for all your prayers, good thoughts, and encouraging words.

Love you all tons!


L- said...

HURRAY! Oh... I am so happy it's one more month! WooHoo!

velvet brick said...

I am teary eyed.... this is absolutely joyous news, my girl!! If I wasn't so dag gone tired from the last 24 hours, I would be on my coffee table doing my happy dance!!! I am seeing this as nothing short of a beautiful blessing and miracle. Yes, Martha...there IS light at the end of this tunnel...and it's here on this beautiful earth!! Thank you so much for updating us!! WooHoo!

Cheela said...


That is such great news!!!

Dottie said...

OH MY GOSH, MARTHA!!!!! What WONDERFUL news!!!! All day long yesterday, in my private moments, I was thinking of you, praying for you, and hoping that you would get news to celebrate!!! YAHOO!!!! THIS IS GOOD NEWS!!!!! I can only imagine what relief you and Joe must have felt to hear Dr. Livingston interpret the results!!! You're on the downhill side of this one, Martha!!! What an incredible fighter you are!!! You just CONTINUE to amaze me with your strength, courage, tenacity, beauty, and grace, Girlfriend!!! You've almost got this one whipped!!! There IS an end in sight!!! YAHOO!!! You rock!!!! :o)

N-Search of Peace said...

Oh thank the universe and all that is greater than we!
I too, have eyes filled with tears of joy and gratitude!
I am doing my "happy-dance" right here in the loft!!!
Oh Martha!...margarita's on me!!!
Love you ever so...

Jane said...

I am so happy to hear your news!!
You have been in my thoughts, and I am so glad to hear that you are doing so well.

Jim said...

Oh Martha!!!
Such wonderful news. Hang in there,Sweetie; have I told you lately what a knockout you are?
love, Ruthie