As many of you know, I had my scans and visit with my oncologist today. I got to meet with him after my full-body PET/CT and brain MRI and his initial read of the scans were that they looked good! Like as in, no new cancer and zero growth of the old. And, not to brag, but I’m pretty sure at one point his exact words were “Your brain looks Great”. So maybe there’s still that pesky brain tumor. And maybe I have scar tissue from radiation that’s affecting my memory and some other cognitive functions, but still. It looks great. A win is a win in my book!
I also received some very comforting validation that as people were on this drug longer And longer (remember, when I started keytruda it was still in clinical trial) they have seen certain chronic issues emerge like…wait for it…headaches!!! I am plagued by headaches every day And I tell ya I felt like I was going crazy because I’ve had every test in the book but there didn’t seem to be a reason for them. Well there we go. Validation.
And as a little cherry on top, I don’t have to go back in three months. Oh no, I get to spread out my PET scans and oncology visits to every 4 months and my brain MRIs to every 8 months! I never, ever expected that. He asked if I would feel anxious spacing them out and I told him that usually I forget all of this exists until a few days before and then I’m a wreck so we are spreading them out! Woo hoo!! Now I can adequately worry about other things, like our first baby going off to kindergarten in a few short weeks….
Ok, so maybe I’m not officially “cancer free” but I do feel free from cancer, and quite officially, I might add. I breathed a huge sigh of relief today that I’ve been holding in for a very, very long time. I mean come on! I was supposed to die by Christmas of 2014! This is insane…but a good kind of insane haha.
Thanks guys so so so much for all the love. Every message, note, text, snapchat, encouraging verse and everything else seriously made my day and had me smiling and feeling the love. ❤ I seriously am blessed by those God has put in my path, and it does not go unnoticed.
There’s always hope and God’s promises are always true!