Quick update to let you all know I received great news at my appointment this morning. Scans look stable with no new tumor activity and no growth. As always, the same few spots in my spine lit up because they are damaged but Dr. F reminds us that it very likely just means the bones are healing. Everything looks the exact same as it has for the past few scans. If my meds weren't working anymore, I would definitely have some changes from the precious scan and there are none! Woohoo!!!
We are so relieved and thankful. Thank you so, so much for all the prayers and well wishes. It means so much. Truly. I'm off to Florida first thing in the morning to visit Brin and the boys- and to meet her precious 7 week old little Graham. I'm so exited to see them and have a break from all the craziness of scans, work, Race for the Cure. Speaking of, can't wait to fill you all in on the race soon. It was a great success!
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers, love and support!
That's right, folks....the breakfast menu for tomorrow morning is a whopping serving size of barium sulfate! Woohoo! Just how everyone wants to start off their Monday morning, right?
In case you aren't following my late night, exhausted attempt at humor...this means I am getting my next round of scans done first thing at the morning tomorrow. I will head to the hospital with Mike around 7:30am and we will likely be there until mid-afternoon getting a few different tests and bloodwork done. Downside - it's a long and exhausting day. Upside - Mike took the day off to go with me so at least I get an entire day with him by my side. We have both been so ridiculously busy lately that I am really looking forward to spending the day together, even if it means sitting in the lovely Nuclear Medicine Department all morning.
If you have some prayers, good mojo or healing thoughts you could send my way, I would sincerely appreciate it! It truly does ease the "scanxiety" knowing you are all cheering me on and sending positive thoughts into the atmosphere.
I have lots of updates it seems, especially about all of the hard work I have been doing to promote MBC and young survivors at the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure this year! It is late and I have to get to bed, but I promise to update soon. If I don't get a chance this week since it's going to be a nutty one again, please at least spread the word to anyone who is local, to please register for the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure this year and come see what we have been doing - especially for those women who are metastatic. Here is a little sneak peek at one of the great things we have in store for race participants.
Please join us next Saturday at Chene Park in Detroit or make a donation to "Team Malley Rally" here.
Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers. Won't see Dr. F until a week from Thursday for my results. Waiting is soooo....fun. (insert sarcasm here)
And because I can't possibly have a post without sharing some pics...here are some quick iphone shots of the fun we had together on Mother's Day while cheering on the Tigers!
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