Posted on July 24, 2016
Many people have been asking how my health is doing, so I thought I would post an update.
Of course, I am officially still stage 4 cancer, but my doctors (here
) and are quite hopeful because the targeted therapies they are using seem to be working. My most recent adventure was getting a port
implanted in my chest. I have had a PICC
line all this time to receive treatments, but it was clogged and the port seemed the best option (see pictures on the blog version of this post by clicking here). Also, the port is not as visible when I go out in public. Since the weather turned warm , I have continually been getting comments and questions about “the thing on my arm”. Anyway, I am sore today from this, but hopefully it will be a helpful change for the future. As for my overall health, all of my blood tests have come down into normal range except for two (the CA 27.29 and the CA 15-3, for those of you who know about them). These two tests have gone up somewhat significantly the last two blood draws. This is somewhat discouraging but the Dr. is pretty confident that if I keep some treatment going, these will turn around as well. I am feeling fairly good physically and am searching for a job that will suit my energy level for this fall.
We continue to have major medical expenses, because most of my treatments are not covered by insurance. I am still seeing the doctor one or two times per week. We are leaving the fund open for anyone who still wants to help. Every gift is a blessing to us no matter how small!
A big thank you to all of you who have given financially and prayed for my recovery!!! We are praying that you each receive a blessing for helping us! This has been a very stressful journey for our family. It has been a blessing for us to know that so many people care.