Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Results from the 2nd CT Scan

I just got back home from an all day adventure at SCCA. First we did the CT scan and then had 3 hours to kill before meeting with the Doctor to get the results. We went to the mall and had brunch...I love brunch. :)
Then we browsed through some stores and had fun window shopping...wishing money was no object.

The results of the CT scan showed that all tumors are smaller and nothing new has cropped up. Good news!
My cancer marker is now 877! Again, that's down from 16,000 and just last month 1400!
So chemotherapy is working! The Doc gave me a couple of choices. I could continue on chemo as we have been doing or I could go on the chemo pill. The downside of going on the pill is that he doesn't know what dosage will be right for me so we need to start and then tweak it til we get it right. But I chose the pill anyway. Once it's tweaked just right it sounds easier. I still have to go in every three weeks for some kind of infusion...sorry I can't remember what but it's just a small part. And every 2 months I go in for another CT scan.

With all the love and prayers being sent in our behalf it's no wonder the cancer is running scared. I do not feel alone in this battle. I can feel so many warriors standing behind me and beside me in support.
Thank you to all of you for your love, support and prayers. I am glad to have the love of family and friends through all of this.
Ultimately it is not what the doctors say and it is not what we want for ourselves but it is in God's hands and I put my trust in Him.


  1. Wish I could have been there with you to hear the good news...and window shopping sounds like so much fun! We've got to go check out the little accessories store outside Macys at the Alderwood Mall. I dibs to be on the list for going to the infusions. Summer schedule should be more flexible for me.

  2. What WONDERFUL news Dawna!! This sounds like incredible progress and we couldn't be happier to hear this great report. Your New York friends continue to send our love and prayers :0). You just keep on showing cancer who's boss!

  3. Wow! What great news!!! We love you!

  4. You and your family are so deserving of these blessings!! Way to fight and show the world how to face such adversity...thank you for your willingness to share your battle and teach us so much about faith! We already knew you were amazing, Dawna, but in this trial you have multiplied that by a million!

  5. We are so happy your counts are down!! What wonderful news! You are always in our thoughts and we hope this chemo pill kicks the rest of it. If some of side effects wane and you feel like ice cream, you know who to call :)!

  6. Way to go Dawna! Keep the numbers running down hill. You continue to show us all what "Faith" truly is, and how strong you are. We love you and are cheering your every triumph over this beast. I need to bring over the things to make "scrubbies". Fun and easy stuff. Love You Kathy C.