Posted on August 27, 2013
Posted on August 27, 2013Good news everyone! My mom just found out her PET scan results yesterday and out of the four previous tumors seen on the previous PET scan, two of the tumors are completely gone, one is the same size, and one got bigger. The good news is that it hasn't spread anywhere else. The doctor thinks that the one tumor that got bigger is the more aggressive tumor and that this is likely the cause of all my mom's pain and worsened lymphedema. My mom is now considering radiation therapy in order to shrink the growing tumor, but she fears her lymphedema will get worse which is usually a side effect of radiation. Surgery isn't really an option since the tumors are in her armpit, where it is hard to get to the tumors. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and prayer! It's working!
Posted on July 31, 2013
Posted on July 31, 2013My mom is doing about the same, she has good days and bad days. It does seem to help when she is able to exercise a bit, especially when she gets to move around her arm a little. Usually this helps the lymph fluid move out of her arm and hand. It's the days when she overdoes it, like when she decides to do all the laundry or clean the house a bit, that's when her arm gets worse, especially at night. Otherwise, she has been following her diet pretty well and taking all of her vitamins and supplements. Thank you to everyone for keeping my mom in your thoughts and prayers, they are working! :)
Posted on July 15, 2013
Posted on July 15, 2013Good news! My mom had her bloodwork checked at the two-month mark and her values are all improved! Her white blood cell count was low in May and is now in the normal range! Her cholesterol was high in May and is now in the normal range! She is still in a lot of pain, but according to her doctor her tumors are shrinking according to her bloodwork. She is likely in pain since her body is healing and I am sure everything is inflammed due to all the healing. There's still a lot of time ahead of her, but this is just so wonderful I had to share. Her diet is going pretty well, she is getting used to it and she continues to lose weight since all she eats is salads. My mom is looking great, other than her big arm, but we have faith that will start to go down soon and she will start to feel better. Thank you everyone for keeping my mom in your thoughts and prayers.