Good news for a change!

October 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Because I am almost GIDDY with happiness right now?

I needed to share.

My friend S emailed us this morning and said that this week, at the almost halfway point through her 12 week chemo treatment period…

… her oncologist is seeing “significant response” to her treatment.

Her white blood count is normal.

Her underarm lymph nodes have shrunk from 3cm to the size of a pea.

The large tumor in her breast has shrunk “significantly” and the smaller one (which was 1cm) is no longer detectable by physical examination.

Her oncologist believes that the lesions on her liver and accompanying lymph nodes will have responded accordingly.

It’s the BEST. NEWS. EVER.

Since she’s seeing results from the current treatment, her oncologist wants her to stay the course and continue down the path they’re going. In a few weeks they might add another drug into her chemo cocktail which has been known to prolong the time between recurrence.

If I could do backflips, it’s what I’d be doing right now. Even as tired as I am.


(And. Please, PLEASE, keep her in your thoughts and prayers.)



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  1. That is fabulous news. I have a friend starting treatment tomorrow, and hopefully she’ll follow the same path!

  2. I’m so happy for you and for S and your families and friends – that is just fantastic news! Continued prayers that she will continue to get great news.

  3. YAY

  4. Fab news!

  5. This is wonderful news Serenity – congrats!!!!

  6. Excellent news!!! I’m so happy for S. She’s fighting and winning! Way to go!!

  7. Fantastic!!

  8. Fabulous news for sure! We’ve been there with my dad. Chemo is rough.

  9. That’s wonderful!!

  10. Wonderful news!

    I will continue to pray for her! She is a fighter!

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